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Folk Art Museum, Geroskipou

The Folk Art Museum in Geroskipou belongs to the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus and is housed in a traditional 18th century building, known as the “House of Hadjismith”.

This building belonged to Andreas Zimboulakis, a rich and educated man who was appointed British Consular Agent for western Cyprus and was responsible for the provisioning of the British troops. The name Hadjismith derives both from Zimboulakis' close relations with the British Admiral sir Sidney Smith and to the fact that a member of this family had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (“hadji” means a pilgrim).

Source: Department of Antiquities - Cyprus

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