Cyprus Museum of Natural History
Something really admirable is the dinosaur replicas who guard the museum's gardens.
Within the framework of its long and versatile, social and cultural contributions, Photos Photiades Group of Companies and Cyprus Carlsberg have established, in 1994, the «Photos Photiades» Public Benefit, Scientific and cultural Foundation.
Part of its activities was the establishment of the Cyprus Museum of Natural History in 1996; this was the first of a series of beneficial projects offered to the public. The Cyprus Museum of Natural History is located within the beautiful gardens of the Cyprus Carlsberg Brewery, on the outskirts of Nicosia.
The Cyprus Museum of Natural History operates in an especially designed building complex. It is a remarkable, fully organized museum, of European standards, which contributes to the ample enlightenment of the public, on the flora, fauna and geology of Cyprus.
The Museum's collection includes more than 2.500 exhibits. The majority of the collection consists of stuffed mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and insects as well as rocks, minerals, semiprecious stones, shells, fossils and more.
A visit to the Cyprus Museum of Natural History may inspire a deeper love and interest in the study of Nature contributing to the collective effort to protect the environment.
Something really admirable is the dinosaur replicas who guard the museum's gardens. These replicas are the creations of Mr. George Florides.
Museum tours are offered to organized groups of every age. While visiting the museum emphasis is given upon fish and animal characteristics, the protection of nature and of the environment. Someone has the opportunity to meet Cyprus's endemic species, migratory birds and nests of different birds. These as well as many other topics can be examined and unfold during a visit to the Cyprus Museum of Natural History. The Cyprus Museum of Natural History enjoys thousands of visitors each year. This year, the museum visitors exceeded the 8.500 in figures.
The museum is a non profit organisation and the entrance to the museum is free of charge.
Opening days: Monday - Friday
Opening hours: 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00