The Historic – Folklore Museum of Messi, Corfu, was inaugurated in August 1982 in the traditional village of Sinarades, 13 kilometres from Corfu Town, while since 1985 it is housed in a private old two-storey mansion. Access to the house’s first floor is provided by an external stone staircase, which ends in a “bontzos” (veranda). This floor presents a rural house of a medium financial condition, as it evolved within a century (1860-1960) in the villages of Messi regionof Corfu.
The house includes a “portigo” (entrance), a kitchen, a dining room, a hall and a bedroom. The respective furniture and utensils have been placed in those rooms.
On the left side of the entrance to the first floor there is a door to the internal staircase which leads to the second floor. We are in a small room which is a library, an archive of old documents and certain small collections.
We go up two steps and we get into a big room with folk sections:
Corfu costumes and musical instruments.
Tools for agriculture
Hand-mill and “mountzouri”.
Measures – Weights – Balances
Tools for home handicraft and repairing.
The Messi Folk Museum is open daily (from May to October), except for Mondays, from 9.30am till 2.00 pm (tel. 26610-54962).
Original article From http://www.corfuculture.gr