List of museums in Northern Cyprus

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This is a list of museums within the cities of Northern Cyprus.

Name City Type Summary
Derivs Pasha Ethnographic Muse Lefkosa Mansion It is best known as one of the hidden treasures of Lefkosa and holds some of the city's most richest Ottoman artifacts
Library and Lapidary Museum Lefkosa House Located not too far from St. Sophia and is an ancient building that was once thought of as being a Venetian house
Lusignan House Lefkosa House Known to be one of the most beautifully restored houses in Lefkosa
Mevlevi Tekke Museum Lefkosa Museum In the early 17th century it was once used by Muslims for religious purposes
Museum of Barbarism Lefkosa House House of Major Dr. Nihat during the 1960s. He served in the Cyprus Turkish Contingent, and during these troubling times his house was attacked where his wife and three children were murdered
National Struggle Museum Lefkosa Museum Displays some of the most memorable artifacts and its purpose is to remember and educate people of the city's struggles done by Turkish Cypriots in the late 1800s
Archaeological Site of Enkomi Gazimagusa Site Dating back to the 13th century Enkomi was once inhabited by Greeks
Ayios Yuannis Church Gazimagusa Monastery Made up of a timber roof and built back in the 12th century, the Ayios Church was originally a monastery, and later became known as the Latin chapel
Canbulat Museum Gazimagusa Castle Named after the provincial governor of Kilis, Canbulat Bastion in the late 1500s, Canbulat’s tomb is also housed here at this museum
Kantara Castle Gazimagusa Castle This castle is located furthest east and is known as one of the lowest in North Cyprus. The name Kantara translates to mean a bridge or arch. This castle is known to also have one of the best views. During certain times of the year with clear skies it is possible to see the mountains of Turkey or the snows of Lebanon.
Otello’s Tower Gazimagusa Tower Dating back to the medieval period, this tower was used to guard both the city of Famagusta and the harbor
Ruins of Salamis Gazimagusa Site Salamis became the capitol of Cyprus back in 1100 B.C. It is also known as an ancient Roman city and spreads over a mile wide
Salamis Royal Tombs & Museum Gazimagusa Site Up until several decades ago this site was practically a first come first served for all treasure hunters. Becoming famous in the 1950s, scientists began exploration and evacuation of the site, and found tombs to be dated back to the 7th and 8th centuries.
Sipahi Ay Trias Bascilica Gazimagusa Site Originally built in the 6th century, it was soon destroyed a century later during an Arab raid. During the 9th century small buildings arose near this destructive site such as small churches, but these soon too became abandoned. In the mid 1950s archaeologists have re-discovered this abandoned site and have been working a great deal to uncover lost memories.
St. Barnabas Museum Gazimagusa Monastery It can be easily recognized by its unique structure consisting of two fairly large domes. It is named after Joses who was a native of Salamis (an ancient Roman city), was given the name Barnabas meaning a son of Prophecy by Christian apostles.
Akkule Mosque Gazimagusa Mosque Built in the early 17th century for guards of the city, it was used to help satisfy their religious needs
Dungeon and Museum of Namik Kernal Gazimagusa Palace This Venetian Palace was used as a prison during the Ottoman period in the 1500s
Antiphonitis Monastery Girne Church Dating between the 12th and 15th century this monastery was once used as a church, whereas now it is now a beautiful tourist attraction
Bellapais Abbey Girne Church Also known as the Abbey of Peace was built in the 13th century by the Canons Regular. It is said to be the ruins of a monastery and it is now displayed as a museum including a restaurant and cafe
Girne Archangelos Icon Museum Girne Church Built in the 1860s this Greek Orthodox church is one of the most well known in the city of Girne
Kyrenia Shipwreck Museum Girne Museum Said to have been sailed around 300 B.C. she sank just a mile off of the coast of Kyrenia
Monument and Museum of Freedom and Peace Girne Museum Historical museum located where some of the first Turkish troops landed
St. Hilarion Castle Girne Castle Located in the Kyrenia mountain range and was traditionally known as a monastery
Fine Arts Museum Girne Villa Built in the 1930s it houses a vas collection of decorative arts
Girne Museum of Folk Art Girne House Opening in 1974 and located on the Kyrenia harbor it was originally used as housing for Cypriots
Palace of Vouni Guzelyurt Palace Thought to have been built during the Persian occupation around 330 B.C.
Ruins of Soli Guzelyurt Ruins/ Museum Its history dates back to 6000 B.C. and has been called relatively small, but holds a vas amount of historical significance
Guzelyurt Museum of Archeology & Natural History Guzelyurt Museum Historical museum where the flooring in the museum is dedicated to natural history
St. Mamas Church & Icon Museum Guzelyurt Church Was once claimed to be a monastery and houses many artifacts that are on display
Aphendrika Castle Iskele Castle Constructed in the 6th century the castle now is property of the city and used as a temple
Iskele Icon Museum Iskele Church Built in the early 12th century and inaugurated as a museum in 1991, it now contains many of wall paintings


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