The Folklore Museum of the Nikolaos Dimitriou Cultural Foundation, represents and displays the everyday life of the inhabitants of Samos before the 2nd World War.
The museum is divided into thematic sections presenting the professions of that time, as the shepherd, the fisherman, the cobbler, and the most important of all, the farmers and agricultural work.
At the same time the visitor has the opportunity to learn about “monokamaro” (=one room) house and “katoi” (=is the space below the main house used as storage space), the main type of residence for the people of that time.
Some more exhibits that you will see when visiting the Folklore Museum is variety of hand-woven, loom, pieces from the famous white embroidery of Samos, departments depicting the urban house, male and female traditional costumes , the cradle and layette for the babies and more.
The museum operates since May 1997 and is housed in a building which was granted by the company “Hotel and Tourism Aegean SA” (DORYSSA hotel).
The museum building is included in a “tourist village” which houses different elements of the traditional architecture of Samos. The various areas of the village as the paved (cobblestone), yards, courtyards, ovens, public laundries and others are an extension of the museum, making it a veritable outdoor museum.
Full: € 2