The Museum of Silver Craft is located in the southeastern Acropolis of “Its Kale” of the castle of Ioannina and specifically on the western bastion of the Acropolis. The aim of the museum is to rescue and disseminate to the general public the information of the silversmith. It is a museum that deals with the art of silvery during the pre-industrial period but at the same time focuses mainly on the history of silvery in the Epirus region. The exhibition mainly refers to the post-Byzantine period, from the 15th century onwards, though there are no references to the distant past, as the technology used for the production of silverware often goes back to much earlier times.
The showrooms are developed on two levels. The first level refers to the history and technology of silverware in Epirus. There the visitor can discover traditional techniques of molding and decorating silver objects, learning about the stages of each technique until the final product is created. The second level presents the collection of Epirus silverware from the 18th to the 20th century, including elaborate jewelry, weapons and martial arts, home silverware and personal items.
Interactive digital games are installed at the museum, while educational programs are being developed.
The multipurpose room hosts periodic exhibitions, organizes events, and develops cultural activities.
1st March – 15th October: 10:00 – 18:00
16th October – 28th February: 10:00 – 17:00
Tuesdays, January 1st, January 17th (local patronal feast),
Good Friday (until 12:00 noon), (Greek Orthodox) Easter Sunday, May 1st, August 15th, December 25th & 26th.
Standard entrance fee: € 4,00
Concessionary ticket: € 2,00.
Days of free admission:
May 18th (International Museum Day)
June 5th (World Environment Day)
Last weekend of September (European Heritage Days)
Τel.: +30 26510 64065
Fax: +30 26510 32012
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