A visit to the Museum's permanent exhibition

Τhe Archaeological Museum of Corfu owns an important collection of antiquities originating in their majority from the city and the cemeteries of ancient Corcyra as well as from various other sites of the island, such as Cassiope, Acharavi, Almiros, Afionas and Roda.

The permanent collections are exhibited on two levels, on the ground floor and on the upper floor. 

On the ground floor are displayed the Prehistoric collection and finds related to the history of the foundation of ancient Corcyra
in the colonization era, as well as to the relations of Corcyra with other powerful Greek cities. 

In the four galleries of the upper floor the historical course of Corcyra from the Archaic to the late Roman period is presented through six thematic units.

The exhibition runs under the following units:

Ground Floor

  • Prehistoric Corfu, Augustus Sordinas’ Gallery
  • Colonization, Identities-Traditions

Upper Floor

  • Topography, Civic Organisation
  • Private Life
  • Burial Customs
  • Cults
  • Worship of Artemis
  • Public life-Economy

The structure of the exhibition follows the idea that the exhibits constitute a means of narration and experiential understanding of the past. Thus, the visitor is invited, through the visit to the museum, to discover aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants
of ancient Corcyra, their relation to death, their cult beliefs, their artisanal and economic activities and, last but not least,
the importance of the institution of the city-state, the ideological scheme which structured the public and private life,
to the formation of individual and collective identities.

         
Contact:
Vraila 1, Τ.Κ. 49100, Corfu, Greece
τ +30 26610 30680 f +30 26610 47951
efaker@culture.gr
Opening hours:
Everyday except Wednesday: 08:00 - 20:00
Tickets:
General admission: 6€, Reduced: 3€
Free admission for young people up to 18
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