Portaria’s Museum of History and Traditional art

It is housed in two-storey mansion by D. Zoulias, which was built in 1864 and is a representative sample of ‘late Pelion architecture’ mansions which are monumental neoclassical buildings influenced by Egyptian architectural forms. The Museum’s collections include archives of the Municipality of Orminion (later Community of Portaria), books and other evidence concerning education in Portaria, everything was rescued from the luxury hotel of the early 20th century “Great Theoxenia”, photos, documents and other objects related to the presence of the people of Portaria in Egypt since the mid-19th century onwards. Moreover, the museum reveals the most important aspects of the private and social life of the people of Portaria as seen through pictures, clothing, utensils, everyday objects and handmade embroidery (especially lace), elaborate works of village women.

Informations
Opening hours: Wendesday – Saturday 9.00 – 14.30, Sunday 11.00 – 14.30
Contact tel: 24210 29878, 24280 99505 mail: museum.volos@gmail.com
Admission 2€. Educational activities, group visits 1€/person.

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