Outside View
 
Address: Loutra Almopias, Pella prefecture, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: Daily: 10.00-20.00
Phone No: (++30) 24640 91300
 

 

The museum is near Aridaia, more specifically in the recreational area of Loutra Almopias, some 35 km from the Mavrovouni junction on the Thessaloniki-Edessa national highway.

The First Panhellenic Spelaeological Survey of Northern Greece was carried out in 1990. The survey brought to light a great many important finds, which had to be housed somewhere. The community of Loutra Almopias decided to display them together with folklore material on the present site.

The exhibition consists of palaeontological finds, such as the remains of a bear that lived 110,000 years ago (from Cave I at Loutra Almopias), and Neolithic finds (stone tools, mainly axes of various sizes, a stone arrowhead, a bone needle for sewing, and potsherds) from Cave II. There is also a small collection of minerals.

In the folklore section, visitors may see exhibits relating to the local folk culture, such as a woman’s day dress from 1950, musical instruments, implements for spinning, weaving, and knitting, and cooking utensils.

Interior View
Interior View
The remains of a prehistoric bear
The remains of a prehistoric bear
Stone tools of the neolithic period
Stone tools of the neolithic period
Traditional local costume
Traditional local costume


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