Visiting hours: 18:00-21:00 daily, 10:00-12:00 & 18:00-21:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Tel: 22810 51181
The Folklore Museum was founded in 1976 by the Serifians Association, so as to preserve and display the island’s heritage. It is housed in a beautiful mansion in Kato Chora, opposite the church of Agios Antonios (St. Anthony) and the Memorial of the Fallen.
It hosts plenty of household appliances and everyday objects, embroideries, antique furniture, farmers’ tools, traditional costumes and a photo collection. Moreover, various rocks that were found on the island are being displayed here, as well as a small representation of a traditional household.
The largest part of the exhibits comes from Serifians’ donations and some of them have travelled from around Greece and abroad, since some decades ago the great commercial and mining activity on the island used to attract hundreds of people for work.
Twenty years after the institution of the museum and right behind it, the Theater of Serifos was created, with a capacity of 300 seats. Several cultural events take place here, throughout the year, amongst which the summer Festival of Serifos.