Mykonos Folklore Museum

#8 in Best Things To Do in Mykonos
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Free
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Museums, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9

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  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The Mykonos Folklore Museum, in a ship-owner's former house near the Paraportiani Church, houses half a dozen exhibition spaces displaying various historical artifacts, including antique weights and measures, locks and keys, Byzantine icons and furniture. Its library features archives of manuscripts, maps and photographs.

Visitors to the small museum consistently praise its curator as an informative guide through the area's history.

Admission is free. The nearby Agricultural Museum of Mykonos offers additional insights into the past via exhibits, such as the functional Boni's Windmill and Lena's House, a preserved 19th-century Mykonian dwelling. The museum is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It's free to visit, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit the museum's official website.

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