Venturing out of the city, Derynia is a large village near the city of Famagusta offering a calm location near the seaside. Enriching its cultural scene, it is home to the Deryneia Folk Art Museum. Canopied beds, cookery utensils of days of old, and black and white images of times when Cypriot society centred on reaping what could be sown from the earth, all form part of the museum’s collection.
The museum housed in a traditional home, donated by Varnavas and Margarita Hadjiliasi to the municipality in memory of their children, offers peeks into daily life in Cyprus throughout the ages.
Located opposite the museum, is the Open Air Traditional Folk Art Museum, which further showcases traditional professions in its exhibition rooms, including that of furniture and shoe making, carpentry, tailoring, blacksmithing, building, barberry, sculpting, fishering and farming, among others.
Operating all year round expect on public holidays for an entrance fee of €2 (groups €1). The Museum has disabled access and is accessible to wheelchairs.