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Nisyros is known for its rich culture and visitors can acquaint themselves with this culture by visiting some of the museums on the island. Containing a vast variety of artifacts and items, the museums are well maintained and are easily accessible.
The Folklore Museum of Nisyros consists of an interesting collection of photographs, traditional costumes, books, icons, and fishing tools, apart from many other items. Located in a two-storey building, 18th-century building in Mandraki, the museum is on the road which leads to the Panagia Spiliani Monastery.
Very interesting is also the Volcanological Museum of Nisyros that opened in June 2008. It is housed in a small building in Nikia, the closest village to the volcano. It presents photos and information about the volcano of Nisyros and other active volcanoes around the world.