Mykonos Folklore Museum is located in the Kastro area, only a few meters away from Paraportiani. It is housed in the two storey captain’s mansion of Nikolaos Malouhos and it serves as a guardian of the island’s folklore tradition.
In the six rooms of the museum you will have the opportunity to admire notable collections of vintage furniture, hand woven textiles and embroideries, jewellery, pottery, folklore sculptures, Byzantine icons, decorative dishes etc.
You will impressed by the 18th century Venetian cupboards as well as the rich collections of hand woven textiles and votive offerings (including more than 200 items).
Among the highlights of the museum are the lucky charms created by the designer Sofia Thanopoulou –known in the artistic circles as Maroulina– who has made a great impact in the history of Greek jewellery with her original creations. In a corner near the exit you can see the signatures of celebrities from all over the world that have visited the store she had for many years in Matogianni.
The museum also houses a significant archive of manuscripts and prints, photographs and maps, as well as a library.
The Folklore Museum has two annexes; “Lena’s House” in the area of Tria Pigadia and “Bonis' Windmill” (Mykonos’ Agricultural Museum) in Ano Miloi.