The Fairytale Museum opened on 23 February 2017 and invites adults and children in the magical world of fairy tales. The red thread of oral tradition spins out inside the Fairytale Museum and fairy tales, myths and legends meet the written word of children’s literature and invite us in a fascinating journey through culture and tradition.
The mission of the Fairytale Museum is the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage, which includes fairy tales, folklore tales, myths and traditions from Cyprus and Greece, the promotion of the universality of fairy tales, the establishment of connections between various cultures through fairy tales and the development and promotion of love for reading.
The semantic pillar of the Museum is founded on the basic characteristics of fairy tales (deterioration of time, climax fluctuations, universality) and it expressed them three-dimensionally, toying with these elements and developing, innovatively and unexpectedly, the idea of a «magical library».
At the Fairytale Museum, adults and children can explore the world of fairy tales through interactive exhibits, marvel at the rare book and art collections which are inspired by fairy tales as well as read fairy tales from the collection offered in the Museum’s study room.
The Fairytale Museum organizes storytelling events, themed exhibitions, featured events for authors and illustrators as well as educational programs and workshops for children, families, schools and everyone who loves the world of fairy tales and narration. The Fairytale Museum is part of the extended work of the Systemic Institute of Cyprus – a centre of research, theoretical progress and systemic applications – and it is located at 32 Granikou Street, near the Paphos Gate, in a beautiful, preserved building.
Opening hours for schools and organised educational visits*:
Monday – Friday 9 -12:30
(Reservation is mandatory)
Opening hours for the public:
Monday – Thursday 13:00 – 16: 00 (Available tour: 15:00 – 16:00)
Friday 16:00 – 19:00
Sunday 16:00 – 19:00 (Available tour: 16:00 – 17:00)
Admissions 5 euro
*For schools and other organised educational visit the Museum offers a creative theatre in education program called «Tied red thread, wrapped around the spinning wheel…» which is based on four folklore tales from Cyprus, China, Scotland and Taiwan and can be adapted to fit the age needs of every class. The cost for participating in the educational programs is 5 euro per child.