Located in the mountainous village of Lefkara, the Local Ethnological Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith-work, Lefkara is contained within the ‘House of Patsalos’, which was named after its owner – a member of one of the village’s richest families.
The entire house is constructed out of local white limestone and contains several rooms built during different periods from the 19th to the early 20th century. The ground floor showcases traditional village life within a rural-type dining room and storeroom that display large jars and agricultural implements and tools. The three rooms of the upper floor contain the typical furnishings of a grand Lefkara house of the 19th and early 20th centuries, along with traditional costumes, jewellery, silverwork, and a large collection of old Lefkara embroidery, for which the village is renowned.
The ‘House of Patsalos’ was acquired by the Department of Antiquities in 1983, thanks to a donation by Mr Stelios Ioannou, and after its restoration was officially opened to the public as a museum in August 1988.
Address: Lefkara Village
Contact No: Tel: +357 24 342 326
Operating Hours: September 16 – April 15, Monday – Sunday: 8:30-16:00, April 16 – September 15, Monday-Sunday: 9:30-17:00
Operating Period: All year round, Closed on Public Holidays
Entrance Fee:, €2,50
For groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards – €8,50, three (3) day entry cards – €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards – €25,00.
Courtesy of the CTO