Museums in Mesolongi

The museums that adorn the town of Messolongi interpret the different aspects of the town's rich political and cultural history through the modern Greek history. One of the oldest neoclassical houses in Messolongi houses the Museum of Spiridon and Harilaos Trikoupis (once prime ministers of Greece). Inside you will see many items from their personal collection, photos, and historical documents.

Of great interest is also the Moschandreou Art Gallery and the Municipal Gallery that showcase a great collection of artworks including paintings, carvings, and sculptures from the 20th century. In Etoliko, you can visit the Museum of Vasso Katraki, a place dedicated to the personal work of the artist, unique in the world for her stone engraving techniques.

In Messolongi was also located the home of the renowned poet Kostis Palamas. In close proximity lies the house of the poet which is now a museum dedicated to his life and work. Some of the poet's personal belongings and a sample of his work are now on display.

Kostis Palamas Museum

The Museum of Kostis Palamas is housed in the family house of the famous Greek poet who came from Mesolongi. It houses personal items and photographs of the poet.

Museum of Trikoupis House

The Museum of Spiridon and Harilaos Trikoupis, two important prime-ministers of Greece, is housed in their family house. It includes personal items, photographs, prizes and manuscripts of the family.

Moschandreou Gallery of Modern Art

The Art Gallery of Christos and Sofia Moschandreou was established in 1996 in a renovated building that dates from 1829. It includes works of painting and sculpture of famous Greek artists. Frequently, it organizes seminars and art workshops.

Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum was established in 1997 by the Cultural Centre of Mesolongi. Its items depict folklife in the area.

Museum of History and Art

The Museum of History and Arts- Municipal Gallery is housed in the old Town Hall of Mesolongi, Botsari square. It displays paintings of Greek and foreign painters with scenes from the historical Exodus, maps, gravures, weapons, statues of prime-ministers from Mesolongi and other items. There is also a special room dedicated to Lord Byron.

Vasso Katraki Museum

The Museum of Vasso Katraki- Centre of Engraving Art is located in the birthplace of the artist, Etoliko. The museum is found at the edge of the lake. It houses the work of this important engraver on the first floor and a workshop for engraving on the ground floor.

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