The Folklore Museum in Skopelos is one of the most notable museums on the island. Located in Chora, it allows travelers to glimpse at the past and see how the locals lived. The old building was a mansion and dates back to 1795, although it has been renovated. After all, Skopelos has survived severe earthquakes. So it is only fair that the older buildings suffered and needed restorations.
The museum was established back in 1992. It gives life to previous centuries on the island of Skopelos. In the interior, you may see a traditional house the way it used to be in the past. An old classic mansion, filled with the intimacy of local housewives and their hard work. It is worth pointing out that most of the exhibits have been donated by the locals. Imagine the love that has been gathered here. Precious belongings passed on from generation to generation. Now they are on display for the whole world to know.
Handmade embroideries and woodwork, utilities and traditional furniture are among the collections to see at the Folklore Museum in Skopelos. Items used on an everyday basis, household material and farming tools are all here. There are ceramics and paintings, masterpieces of local craftsmen and traditional clothing, too. Representing the cultural wealth of the island, the museum is a true piece of art.
When you visit the island of Skopelos in Sporades, it is worth stopping by at this marvelous connection of the past and the present. This museum reflects the cultural heritage of the island, telling the world how the previous generations lived. Tradition at its finest!