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Museum of Marble Crafts

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Address: Pirgos, 842 01, Greece
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+30 2283 031290
10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00

The Museum of Marble Crafts in Pirgos, on the island of Tinos, was created...

The Museum of Marble Crafts in Pirgos, on the island of Tinos, was created by the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP), which is also responsible for running it. It belongs to the Foundation's Network of Thematic Museums and is the first of its kind in Greece. The museum is housed in modern, fully equipped installations that include a multipurpose hall and which were built so as to tie in harmoniously with the island's characteristic landscape.It is the first museum devoted to marble crafts in Greece. On its premises, the traditional techniques of marble-carving, along with the tools and equipment used by the marble craftsmen, as well as the economic and social background in which the marble-shops of Tinos flourished, are presented.

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Possibly the best museum I have visited for thorough subject explanation, ease of access to information and display appeal.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly the best museum I have visited for thorough subject explanation, ease of access to information and display appeal.

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Buren, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a nice drive along the coast from Tinos town, we walked and looked around in this nice village Pirgos . We had a nice cold drink in the centre, then we walked to the museum of marble crafts. It was was a very profesional organised good expo of the history of marble on the Island (but as well other... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

This museum is an effort made through out Hellas by Piraeus Bank to show Traditional Industry in the country. This museum in the village of Pirgos of Tinos island the birth place of Great Helinnes Sculptors like Giannoulis Chalepas. The museum really shows the history of marble in the country and the way of manufacturing it in parallel with art... More 

Thank Παντελόπουλος Σ
Brantome, France
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

So interesting to watch the short movies....start to finish of a carved piece of marble. The energy that the men put into the work is startling.... And I will look at stone carving from a different perspective now. Examples of old and new work.....sketches of monuments, churches.

Thank Carol R
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting insights into marble production. Had no idea it was so painstaking and I now appreciate marble so much more! The museum is quite small, so no need to set aside loads of time for it but do watch the videos near the start that are really interesting, showing the traditional processes. The exhibition of local artists' work next to... More 

Thank Abigail C
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

A very well presented and entertaining. Strongly recommended for both adults and kids. The island has a long history of works with marble and this is given to the visitor in a very friendly manner.

Thank Vivi S
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

the story of marble sculptur in the island of Tinos is beautifully presented.It shows the details of how the sculptors work on the marble, examples of their work and a small but very elegant shop.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

A small and very nice museum you can see everything in one hour's time. Everything for marble and art connected to it. Children will like it too. Don't forget to buy marble jewelry

Thank Konstantinos K
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Tinos is known for its beautiful green marble and it’s the home of the Museum of Marble Crafts, where excavation, sculpting and finishing marble is celebrated. It’s a beautiful, cool space and interesting is it’s exploration of the fine art, tools and technology of the art of marble from the antiquities to present. And it had a lovely museum shop.... More 

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Piraeus, Greece
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Tinos is an island where many artists were born and made great art. This is one of the museums you needs to visit if you like history and art. People at the museum are well educated to tell you the story of the artifacts, do not miss this chance plus it's really cheap

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