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Historical and Folklore Museum of Aegina

Since 1997, the Historical and Folklore Museum of Aegina has been housed in the mansion of Panagis Iriotis, a junior high school director from Aegina who made a considerable intellectual contribution to the island. Events and exhibitions are organized on the premises.
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Altitude (in meters) : 18
Address :  _Egina, _Spiru Rodi, 16, 18010,
TEL: 22970 26401
Open Periods :   Wed-Thu 08:30-14:30.
  Fri 08:30-14:30, 16:30-19:30.
  Sat 10:00-13:00, 16:30-19:30.
  Sun 10:00-13:00.

Time Reference : 1997
Suitable for : FamiliesFamilies
CouplesCouples
Young peopleYoung people
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Access : RoadRoad
Accessible : NormallyNormally
Cost Category : FreeFree
Duration of Visit : 45 minutes

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The Historical and Folklore Museum is housed in a neoclassical building at 16 Spyrou Rodi Street. Dating back to 1828, the house was bequeathed to the Municipality of Aegina by Polymnia Irioti Thomakou, daughter of Panagis Iriotis, who held a Ph.D. in philology and was also an archaeologist, folklorist, and director of the junior high school (Scholarcheio) of Aegina. The unforgettable Dr. Gogo Koulikourdis, a historian and friend of Polymnia Irioti, fought for the foundation of the museum.

The building was damaged during the earthquake of 1981. Its repairs were eventually completed thanks to donations, bazaars, exhibitions, and cultural events organized by the Association of Friends of the Folklore Museum of Aegina. The Association continuously enriches the museum's collections with donations from residents and friends of Aegina.

On the upper story we find an Aeginian town house, with the library, heirlooms from the Iriotis family, the correspondence and records of Panagis Iriotis, as well as old furniture, engravings, paintings, traditional and urban costumes, Aeginian lace, whitewashing, and various decorative items.

On the ground floor, we can visit a country house with everyday items, weaving materials, and agricultural tools, as well as a fisherman's house with fishing equipment, sponges, and miniature boat models.

Source www.discoveraegina.gr


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