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Archaeological Museum of Corfu | From Korkyra to Koryfo

Updated: Apr 29

Museum History

The Archaeological Museum Corfu, built between 1962 and 1965 with a donation from the City of Corfu, is located in the area of Garitsa and housed in a two-storey modern building (after a modern restoration act between 2012 and 2016). It was initially built to house the findings from the Temple of Artemis, and later it was expanded with two more halls to house findings from the ancient citadel of Corfu and other areas of the island, from Prehistoric to Roman times.

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Dionysian Symposium Pediment | Photo by: Liubomir G, Археологічний музей Керкіри29, cropped by Shiny Greece, CC BY-SA 4.0


Museum Exhibits

The ground floor houses the prehistoric findings, from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age, up to the foundation of the ancient city of Corfu in the colonization period (up to the 8th century BC). The 1st floor houses the findings from the 7th century BC to the first post-Christian centuries (Archaic times, Classical times, Hellenistic Period, Roman period). Regarding ancient Corfu, there are exhibits from the Temple of Artemis, the Agora, the harbors, the sanctuaries, the houses, the cemetery, the workshops, mainly from the ancient city of Corfu, Cassiope and Thesprotia. Special units of the collections are: 1) the cenotaph of Menecrates, 2) the Gorgon pediment (the oldest stone pediment in Greece) from the Artemis Temple, 3) the Lion of Menecrates, 4) the terracotta statuettes of Artemis, 5) the marble torso of Apollo, 6) the funerary stele of Philistion, 7) the Stele of Arniadas.

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Gorgon Pediment | Photo by: Liubomir G, Горгона артеміда, cropped by Shiny Greece, CC BY-SA 4.0


Museum Accessibility

The Archaeological Museum Corfu Town can be reached on foot. Also, the city bus line 2 (from Plateia/ Liston - Kanoni) stops close by.


Tickets

Full: €6

Reduced: €3 (from 1st November to 31st March, the reduced price of the single ticket applies independently to all visitors)

Special ticket package for many museums: €15 (valid for 3 days including also the Antivouniotissa Byzantine Museum, the Museum of Asian Art, the Museum of Palaiopolis-Mon Repos and the Old Fortress of Corfu)


Operating Hours

Winter: 1st November to 31st March (daily, except Tuesday, 08.30-15.30)

Summer: 14th May to 31st October (daily, except Tuesday, 08.00-20.00)

Last admission: twenty (20) minutes before closing time


Access for Disabled

The Archaeological Museum Corfu is accessibile to people with disabilities. There are special wheelchair ramps, a lift and a specially designed WC. For the visually impaired, the Museum features exhibits for tactile exploration, accompanied by corresponding Braille plates.



How to get there | Go to Corfu Page

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