Archaeological Museum of Palaeopolis

Diachronic Museums
Address: Mon Repos Estate, Τ.Κ. 49100, Kerkyra

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The Archaeological Museum of Palaeopolis, which is housed in the Mon Repos mansion in an environment of unparalleled natural beauty, could be described as a timeless museum due to the history of the building and the finds it houses. It belongs to the responsibility of the National Technical University of Athens and the aim of the museum is to preserve and present to the visitor the cultural and natural heritage of the area of ​​Paleopolis, while offering primates for study, research and reflection. The exhibition of archaeological objects from excavations in the area of ​​Palaeopolis, in today’s Kanoni of Corfu, is housed, covering the period from the Archaic to the Roman times. At the same time, however, an effort is being made to transfer to the Museum the climate and perception of the 19th century for antiquity.

Mon-Repos Mansion is a three-storey luxury building, built in the era of the Revolution according to the architectural style of the era. The simple forms and the many large openings dominate according to the basic principles of the neoclassical rhythm of that period. It is one of the earliest neoclassical buildings in Greece inspired by English standards.

On the ground floor, over the ticket-shop, nine halls are opened around a central pillow room. The other rooms serve as showrooms. On the ground floor are the sanitary facilities. On the first floor, the same layout is followed: After a long corridor, six showrooms mainly open around a central paved hall, while in the south there is an extensive patio. On the second floor there is a single underground space. Maintenance workshops and a small warehouse are housed in a neighboring building (Tito).

The ground floor exhibition includes objects related to the life and use of the building (such as documents, portraits and furniture) and the wider space of the estate in the 19th century (such as paintings with plant illustrations). On the first floor there are exhibits that have been excavated in the area of ​​the ancient city and are related to trade, public and private life and the cults of ancient Corfu. A photographic exhibition is also hosted, with moments from the excavation of the findings of the ancient city.

On the second floor of the Palaeopoli Museum building periodical exhibitions are organized and the space is also used for educational programs.

Winter: Open every day except Monday: 08.00-15.00. Summer: From April 1st, 2016 the Museum is open everyday except Monday: 08.00 - 15.00.

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