Museums

Corfu Museums and Art Galleries: Archaeological Museum - P. Vraila 5, Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece, GR Tel: +30 26610 30680 Many exhibits, such as the Gorgon Medusa, were unearthed as the Temple of Artemis at Corcyra, which is known to date back as far as the 6th century BC. Those visiting the town's Archaeological Museum should also look out for the relics from the Bronze Age, and the rather impressive collection of coins, which date as far back as the 6th century BC. Corfu museum open: Tuesday to Sunday - 08:30 to 15:00 Corfu museum admission: charge, concessions

Corfu Museums and Art Galleries: Museum of Asian Art - St. Michael and St. George Palace, Kerkyra, Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece, GR Tel: +30 26610 30443 Something a little unexpected and well worth finding, the Corfu Museum of Asian Art is home to in excess of 10,000 different exhibits, many of which have been donated from private collections. Located within the Palace of Saints Michael and George, the various items on display are quite diverse and spread across 15 rooms, including porcelain from China and Japan, along with bronzes, screens, paintings and sculptures. Corfu museum open: Tuesday to Sunday, May to October - 08:30 to 19:00; November to April - 08:30 to 15:00 Corfu museum admission: charge, concessions

Corfu Museums and Art Galleries: Byzantine Museum of Corfu (Antivouniotissa Museum) - Antivouniotissa Church, Arseniou, Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece, GR Tel: +30 26610 38313 Housed within the 15th-century Church of Our Lady of Antivouniotissa, the Byzantine Museum of Corfu contains a wealth of artefacts and religious art works, dating from between the 13th century and the 17th century. An extension of the collection is also to be found within the sacristy, although the basilica itself is particularly stunning, featuring a dramatic timbered roof. Corfu museum open: Tuesday to Sunday, April to October - 08:00 to 19:00; November to March - 08:30 to 14:30 Corfu museum admission: charge

  

Corfu Museums and Art Galleries: Museum of Palaeopolis - Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece, GR Tel: +30 26610 41369 The Museum of Palaeopolis resides on the southerly side of Corfu Town, on the Kanoni Peninsula, within the restored residence on the Mon Repos Estate. Highlights include various archaeological relics, a 'Period Room', and extensive landscaped gardens, which are home to no less than two Doric temples. The gardens are perfect for picnicking, if you are able to bring food with you, since there are no refreshments or shops available onsite. Corfu museum open: May to October, Tuesday to Sunday - 08:00 to 19:30 Corfu museum admission: charge, concessions

Corfu Museums and Art Galleries: Solomos Museum (Museum of Dionusios Solomos) - Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece, GR Tel: +30 26610 30674 Located within a very charming house, the Solomos Museum celebrates the life and works of famous Greek poet, Dionysius Solomos, which lived on the island for over 30 years, during the 19th century. Solomos is known for many of his works, but in particular, is famed for penning the national poem of Greece. Many of his personal belongings are on display here, his former residence, including some original manuscripts, poems, letters, portraits, rare books and his actual desk. Corfu museum open: daily, June to August - 09:30 to 14:00; September to May - 09:30 to 13:00 Corfu museum admission: charge

Corfu Museums and Art Galleries: Municipal Art Gallery - St. Michael and St. George Palace, Kerkyra, Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece, GR Tel: +30 26610 30443 Another good museum situated within the Palace of Saints Michael and George, the Municipal Art Gallery of Corfu contains a large and impressive collection of art works, created by Corfiot painters and also artists from the 15th-century Byzantine period. Favourites include pieces by the father and son Prossalendis, and the Cretan Damaskinas. Corfu museum open: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:00 to 17:00 Corfu museum admission: charge