Corfu Floklore museum in Acharavi wouldn't exist without Corfu's long history and international influences. Corfu has been inhabited by people of various civilizations. The lasting remains of all these cultures have shaped the Corfiot tradition and the identity of the local civilization. The Italian tamperament, our folk dances and music, the customs and the feasts are all part of this heritage.
At the folcloric museum in Acharavi you will find historical momentos and texts,
photographs and personal effects which enable you to link the past to the present.
The Folclore museum of Acharavi was inaugurated in October 2008 but the owner has been collecting and maintaining local folk objects of particular historical interest over the last 25 years.
The exhibition of the museum is located in two rooms of a total 1000 s.m. and has a rich collection comprising of photographic material, books dated back in 1862, coin collection from the period of the Ionian indepedent state, local costumes from previous centuries, old furniture, a cart, a harrow, a plow, agricultural objects and tools, traditional olive press, folk wokshops of shoe-makers set as they used to and an example of a fully equipped folk house.
The museum is wheel-chair accessible and entrance ticket is 3Euro per person (half price for children). To get there you will need an hour driving from Corfu town or 1hour on the Green bus. The beach is very close to the museum (200-300m) and you can combine a visit to Acharavi beach once you get there.