Cyprus Museum which is also known as the Cyprus Archaeological Museum is the largest and oldest archaeological museum in the island. The museum is located in Nicosia district and was housed in a building on Victoria St. in old Nicosia, in the occupied part of the town.

The Cyprus museum was founded in 1888 as a privately run institution to protect the finds that started to come to light during the first legal excavations undertaken during the British rule of the island.. committee, chaired by the British governor, undertook the direction of the museum. The continuously growing number of finds from systematic excavations which were mainly undertaken by foreign missions, such as the Swedish Archaeological School mission directed by professor Einar Gjerstad, forced the museum's committee to look for new premises for the exhibition and the storage of the finds.

The Cyprus Archaeological Museum hosts the most extensive collection of Cypriot antiquities across the world as well as a variety of artefacts which were discovered during excavations on Cyprus island.

Address 1 Mouseiou Str. (Nicosia)
Telephone 22865854 (entrance/ticket sales)
22303112 (for information - during operating hours)
Opening hours Tuesday - Friday: 8.00 - 18.00
Saturday: 9.00 - 17.00
Sunday: 10.00 - 13.00
Monday: closed

Every first Wednesday of the month: 8.00 - 20.00
Opening Period All year round
Tickets €4,50
Accessibility Entrance: Ramp
Museum Rooms: Chair Lift
Special Parking Space: available (not marked)
Special rest rooms: available (temporary location in area accessed with difficulty)
Cyprus Museum photos: 
Cyprus Museum video: 
Cyprus Museum location map: 

Nearby Places and things to do (within 5 km radius)

Agia Eirini

Agia Eirini is a beautiful small village in the Nicosia district and It is built in the southern end and at the same time the tall...

Palaichori Village

Palaichori or Paleochori is a village in the geographical district of Pitsilia in Cyprus and is made up of two communities and two councils,...

The National Struggle Museum - Nicosia

The National Struggle Museum is located in the town of Nicosia and was built two years after the ending of the Freedom War of EOKA. The d...

Archontiko of Axiothea

The Archontiko of Axiothea can be described as a very interesting example of urban architecture of the 18th century. It can be found in the ...

Music Information Centre

The Music information centre is located in the town of Nicosia. In July 2000 the Ministry Board decided that the creation of a Music informa...

Cyprus Theatre Organisation

The Cyprus Theatre Organisation is located in the Nicosia district and it began its creative trip in 1971 aiming to produce theatrical art. ...

Pages