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External view of the building of the Museum of Palaiopolis-Mon Repos
The Palaiopolis-Mon Repos Museum opened its doors to the public in 2001.

The mansion, in which the Museum is currently housed, was built at the time of British rule by Sir Frederick Adam, Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian islands. It is a typical example of early 19th century neoclassical architecture (1828-1831).

The permanent display, based on two main themes, is spread over fourteen galleries.

Aspects of the history of the building and the ancient monuments in the surrounding area are presentend through authentic objects and visual aids.


Gallery 1: Informative material about the layout of the exhibition and the history of the building.

Gallery 2: Permanent photographic exhibition about the British Rule in Corfu.

Gallery 3: Display of material relating to the first occupants of the mansion, Lord and Lady Adam (1828-1831).

Gallery 4: The use of the mansion as a public building (1832-1864) and as a summer residence of the former Greek Royal family (1864-1967).

Gallery 5: The first archaeological excavations at Palaiopolis in the 19th century.

Gallery 6: The atrium of the villa as a brief reference to the botanical garden of Mon Repos.

Gallery 7: The model of the Kanoni peninsula, with the sites of the ancient monuments. Chronological chart of the history of town.

Gallery 8: Interior design in Regency Style of the early 19th century.


Room 9: 'Circumnavigation': exhibition unit dedicated to the fundamental role of the island over time due to its critical location in the communications network of the Mediterranean.

Gallery 10: The agora of the ancient city as a commercial, political and economic centre.

Gallery 11: The Roman baths in the agora.

Gallery 12: The architecture and cult rituals of the sanctuaries of ancient Corcyra.

Gallery 13: Photographic material about the most important sites of Palaiopolis and their excavations.

Gallery 14: Video display 'Corfu: from ancient city to modern town'.

The second floor houses temporary exhibitions and educational activities.