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Museum of Marble Crafts

Pirgos, Panormos Tinou, 842 01, Greece
+30 2283 031290
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Very Good

Caught local bus to Pirgos and walked around town then went to museum. It was very informative and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Fascinating and a Must See

I became aware of this museum when I picked up a card about it in the travel agent while we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Museum of Marble Crafts, in Pirgos, on the island of Tinos, is a unique example presenting the technology of marble, a material that holds a particular place in the architecture and art of Greece, from antiquity through to the present. The permanent exhibition, which describes the intricate meshing of tools and techniques used in working marble in a detailed and live manner, puts an emphasis on the pre- and proto- industrial Tinos, the most important centre of marble crafts in Modern Greece. In parallel, it highlights the social and economic context that the local workshops evolved in. The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Marble Crafts of Tinos allows you to see first hand an impressive number of authentic objects, such as: Secular, ecclesiastical, funerary and everyday objects made of marble (door lintels, fountains, family crests, corbels, shrines, mortars, etc.) Clay models and plaster of Paris copies Quarrying, cutting and carving tools Mechanical equipment Archival material Sketches of old marble carvings by master craftsmen (the richest collection in Greece).
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Pirgos, Panormos Tinou, 842 01, Greece
+30 2283 031290
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Caught local bus to Pirgos and walked around town then went to museum. It was very informative and well set out.

Thank ShireAlan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I became aware of this museum when I picked up a card about it in the travel agent while we were buying ferry tickets to our next destination, Andros. On a Sunday - when it was raining - we decided to drive north heading for...More

Thank Rick_The_Diner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a most interesting couple of hours at this small museum dedicated to the marble industry. Well laid out, it had perfect English translations of the explanations on displays. The audio visual displays were particularly effective in showing how quarrying still follows the traditional...More

Thank Northnibbler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an hour or so here. Such skill developed by the tradesmen and such hard work for the labourers. We found the whole visit most fascinating. Now look for Tinos marble wherever we go.

Thank Edinburghgrecofile
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, interesting, well developed. A very good view on Tinos historical main job. Very cheap 3€ each.

Thank Altibu
Reviewed 5 June 2017

An interesting visit that explains alot about the process of marble art that Tinos island is full of. From the colors and the places of marble found till the finest sculpturing of all kind. Easily accessible and with nice view to Pirgos village. A beautiful...More

Thank Ioannis K
Reviewed 4 June 2017

What a great little museum this is! Beautifully housed and laid out in a modern, bright and airy building this tells the story not just of marble quarrying around Pyrgos, but celebrates marble as the iconic material behind so much Greek art. Different sections feature...More

Thank milimana
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

It is really Nice and interesting although it is rather small. It takes about an hour but is worth your while.

1  Thank Judith N
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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

1  Thank MissLese
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

Thank Edward S
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