Museums - Corfu Cruise Port

Main Museums

Overview

The cruise ship visitor will be surprised with the number and quality of the museums that are to be found in Corfu. With over 10,000 works, the Museum of Asian Art is certainly one of the most surprising. The Numismatic Museum or Bank Note Museum displays another unexpected collection. The Paleópolis Museum in the Mon Repos Palace and the Antivouniotissas Museum display less surprising thematic collections but of exhibit great quality.

Museum of Asian Art

Editor Points: The Museum of Asian Art is housed inside the Palace of Saints Michael and George. It displays over 10,000 works obtained from private collections. The art is diverse and not typically what you see in a Greek museum. Impressive Chinese porcelains, masks from the Noh Theater, bronze relics and sculptures are among the items on display. Open Tuesday through Sunday, it is definitely worth a stop on your tour of the palace.

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Corfu - Asian Art Museum

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Where:Saint Michael & Saint George Palace | Corfu Town
When:Tues-Sun 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Admission:€4:00 | Free on Sunday
Phone:26610 44606
Website: www.artcorfu.gr

Municipal Gallery

Editor Points: There is certainly much to see in the Palace of Saints Michael and George, with the Municipal Gallery being another excellent museum. Here you will find works by 19th-century Corfiot painters as well as art from the Byzantine period. Some of the most famous works on display here are "The Piano Tuner" by G. Samartzis, "Arab Musician" by P. Prossalendis, and “Warrior of '21" by Sp. Prossalendis. This is an excellent museum for viewing the artistic trends of 19th-century painting.

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Corfu - Palace Of Saint Michael And Saint Georges

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Where: Saint Michael & Saint George Palace | Corfu Town
When: Tues-Sun 8:30am-2:30pm
Admission: Admission 4€ free Sun
Phone: 26610 44606
Website: www.artcorfu.gr

The Numismatic Museum

Editor Points: Money enthusiasts will delight in this museum, also known as the Paper Money Museum and the Bank Note Museum. It is the only museum devoted solely to the display currency in Greece, and it is well known internationally. This unique museum not only displays a large collection of banknotes, it also shows the process in which money is made. You will see the dye, metal plates, machinery, and the paper used in the process of printing money.

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Corfu - Money Museum

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Where: Square of the Saint
Admission: FREE
Phone: 26610 41552
Website: www.alpha.gr

Antivouniotissas Museum

Editor Points: The Panagia Antivouniotissa church is a well-preserved example of a Corfiot-Septinsular Basilica of the 15th Century. This type of church is specifically defined by an exterior narthex and a timber roof. Seen from the street, it doesn't look like much, but the interior is spectacular with painted tapestries and an intricately adorned ceiling. Though the main objective of the museum was to recreate the church, the narthexes are a must see. Works displayed are from the 15th to 19th centuries, thus providing a view of religious artwork of the time.

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Corfu - Antivouniotissas Museum

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Where: Antivouniotissa Church - Old Town
Address: 3 Parados Arseniou Street
When: Winter: 08:00 am to 4:00 pm | Closed on Monday
Admission: Full: €4.00 | Reduced: €2.00
Phone: 26610 38313
Website: www.antivouniotissamuseum.gr

Paleópolis Museum

Editor Points: The Museum of Palaeopolis is housed in the Mon Repos Estate, located on the southern side of the island on the Kanoni Peninsula. The surrounding gardens are beautifully landscaped and provide a perfect area for picnicking. There are also several Doric temples on the property. Inside the museum you will find a collection of archaeological relics.

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Corfu - Mon Repos

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Where: Mon Repos Palace
When: Winter - Open every day except Monday: 08.00 am to 3.00 pm. | Summer - from April 1st, open everyday from 08.00 am to 4.00 pm. Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
Admission: €3.00 | Reduced: €2.00
Phone: 26610 41369
Website: odysseus.culture.gr

Archaeological Museum
Currently closed for renovation works.

Editor Points: The Archaeological Museum was built between 1962 and 1965 for the purpose of providing a space to exhibit a massive 6th-century BC Gorgon pediment of the Artemis temple that was found in Paleopolis. The museum displays spectacular relics from Corfu's many excavation sites. Of particular interest is a collection of coins, many of which date back to the 6th-century BC. There is also a fascinating collection of Bronze Age pieces.

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Corfu - Archaelogical Museum

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Where: Armeni Vraila Street
When: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00am to 2:30 pm | Currently closed for renovation works.
Admission: Admission 4€.00
Phone: 26610 30680
Website: odysseus.culture.gr

Serbian Museum

Editor Points: The Serbian Museum commemorates the Balkan War of 1915-17, in which Corfu played an instrumental role in helping the Serbian Army. Photographs, uniforms, war medals, flags, arms and ammunition, and surgical tools on display tell the story of this tragic battle. Opening times are limited, so make sure to contact the museum for current information.

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Corfu - Serbian Museum

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Where: Old Town
Address: Moustoxidou 19
Admission: NA
Phone: 26610 33960
Website: NA

Don't Miss

Asian Art Museum

Photo of    Japonese Fan in the Asian Art Museum

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Photo of painting 'South wind, clear-sky' by Hokusai (1760-1849)    in the Asian Art Museum    in Corfu

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Photo of    exhibt in the Asian Art Museum in Corfu

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Other Museums

Solomos Museum

Editor Points: The Solomos Museum celebrates the life of Dionysius Solomos, the poet who scribed the lyrics of the National Greek Hymn, and is located in his home. He resided on Corfu from 1798-1857 and produced much of his work here. Though his home was destroyed in WWII, it was eventually restored by the Corfiot Studies Society for the purpose of preserving the memory of his life.

Where: Old Town
Address: Arserniou 1 ( Mouragia)
 Admission: FREE
Phone: 26610 30674
Website: NA

Sea Shell Museum

Editor Points: Though it may seem odd to devote an entire museum to shells, this is one of the most interesting museums in Europe. In addition to shells, thousands of specimens from the deep sea are on display here, all with scientific labels. The museum shop contains a variety of exotic shells for purchase.

Where: 2 km north of Benitses.
When: Sunday to Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Admission: FREE
Phone: 26610 72227
Website: NA

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Last Update: January 21, 2018

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