Thessaloniki Folk Ethnological Museum

Thessaloniki Folk Ethnological Museum

The Folk Ethnological Museum is a permanent non-profit making institution, located in the east part of Thessaloniki by the sea in a historic building which was built in 1906 by the architect Eli Modiano. The museum is spread on four levels (a semi-basement, two floors, and an attic). It was established as a museum in 1973 by the Macedonian Educational Association and in our days it runs under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. Its mission is to:

1. to familiarize the public, and particularly the younger generation, with the traditional culture of our recent past,
2. to raise public awareness of the material and spiritual elements of our recent cultural heritage,
3. to preserve collective memory,
4. to promote understanding and interpretation of the past and its organic links with the present day.

Within this context, the museum has developed a scientific research area for promoting the ethnological and ethnographic study of the Macedonian and Thrace culture and is offering consultancy services and advices to other related museums and societies.

Its current collections consist of about 15,000 exhibits (woven textiles, embroidery, local costumes, tools, weapons, domestic articles, musical instruments and woodcarving, woodworking and metalworking equipment) a related topic library, a photographic archive, a record library and a sound library.

The Folk Ethnological Museum is a popular destination for schools and families with young children.

Address: Leoforos Vasilisis Olgas 68, 54642 Thessaloniki, Greece
Open Hours: Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Sunday: 09:00-15:00 and Wednesday: 10:00-22:00
Phone: 0030 2310812343
Website: Thessaloniki Folk Ethnological Museum

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