Address: Ergatikes Katoikies, 511 00 Grevena, Prefecture of Grevena, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: Daily by prior arrangement
Phone No: (++30) 24620-85556
Fax No.: (++30) 24620-85556
 

 

The museum is housed in a recently constructed building next to the Bousios family’s old water mill near Grevena workers’ homes. It has been operating since 2000 with the Grevena Municipal Enterprise in charge. In the museum there are paleontological finds, objects from folk culture and an exhibition of wood-carvings.

To be more precise, conserved and on display are the bones of a 200,000-year-old fossilized elephant (Paleoloxodon Antiqus), found in Ambelia and preserved in excellent condition, as well as parts of a wild ox (Bosprim Igenius). The folklore exhibits include men’s and women’s traditional dress, farming tools, domestic utensils, objects related to textiles (a loom, pieces of embroidery, woollen coverlets, rag rugs etc.). The wood-carving exhibits are the work of Dimitris Agorastis, with subject matter taken from folklore, religious observance, farming life and contemporary human relations, and were donated to Grevena Municipal Museum by the artist himself.

The museum is planning to put the traditional mill back into operation for educational purposes.



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