Corfu Music Museum

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Location: Town
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The Music Museum Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu opened in September 2010 and is housed on the first floor of the building of the Society in Corfu Town. With a rich history and almost two centuries of uninterrupted course, the Philharmonic Society of Corfu was founded in 1840 by a team of well-educated Corfiots and its aim was to be organized on European standards.

The Society became very popular from the beginning as it accepted students from all social classes and gave them the opportunity to learn music theory, harmony, counterpoint, instrumentation, and composition, as well as piano, vocal music, string and wind instruments. Courses were taught by professional musicians and teachers. This was the fourth civilian band in the Ionian islands, after those of Zakynthos (1816), Argostoli (1836) and Lixouri (1838).

The Music Museum of Corfu was established to honor and present the long history of the Philarmonic Society. The museum is dedicated to Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros, the first Artistic Director of the Society (from its foundation in 1840 until his death in 1872), composer of the Greek National Anthem and inspiring musician. The museum presents the history of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu, its early organization, the concerts, the educational activities, the people who worked for the society and the most important composers of Corfu, an island with long musical tradition, like all Ionian islands.

How to get there

The Museum of Music is located in Corfu Town just an 8-minute walk away from the central bus station and an 11-minute walk away from a parking lot.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 693 484 3704, or 0030 694 726 6811, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Museum of Music and many other points of interest in Corfu at their own pace.

Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.



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