Art Folklore Museum in Makrinitsa Peion

The Museum of Art Folklore is located in the stunning "Topali Mansion" that is located close to the main square in the famous Pelion village of Makrinitsa. The mansion was built in 1844 and is a wonderful example of the architectural style of Pelion.

The Art Folklore Museum in Makrinitsa

The mansion is a three-storey building whose plan forms the shape of the Greek letter “gamma” – Γ. The stone walls and wooden roof, covered with local slate, is typical of Pelion architecture. The ground floor was the storage rooms, the first floor was the winter residence and the second floor the summer residence.

In 1932 the mansion was donated by the Topali family to the community of Makrinitsa. The first stage of repairs were undertaken in 1957. In 1977 the mansion was reinforced and partially repaired.

The Topali Mansion was characterized as a "Work of Art and Historical Preserved Monument" in 1985. Between 1988 and 1994 the mansion was extensively restored.

Inside the museum, you can see a wonderful selection of exhibits such as household objects, books, clothing, tools, flags and guns. There are over 1500 objects and artifacts in the museum, making it a truly unique museum and one that all visitors to Pelion should try and visit.

Some of the highlights include a collection of photographs dating to the early 20th century, and a collection of beautiful seascapes that were painted by N.Christopoulos, a local fold artist.

The museum is open daily from 09:00 to 14:00 Tuesday to Saturday, and from 11:00 to 14:30 on Sunday. If you need to contact the museum, it can be reached by telephone on ( + 30 ) 24210 99505.

The above image of the Folklore Museum is by C messier and is provided under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

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