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Visit CVAR for a walk through history, and experience the magnificent views described by travellers and visitors centuries ago

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Photographic Archive

Explore more than 40.000 photographs from the 1880s to 1970s that touch upon many aspects of Cyprus life

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Virtual Tours

Life in a museum

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Online exhibitions

Venice in Cyprus

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Permanent Exhibition

Discover more than 1,000 paintings produced by travellers who visited Cyprus between the 18th and 20th century displayed at CVAR’s four floor permanent exhibition area.


01 Jun 1191

1 June 1191: Benedict of Peterborough, Abbot of Peterborough from 1177 until his death in 1193, recorded the arrival of King Richard to Cyprus:

Latest Events

Bi-communal Treasure Hunt

24 Jul 2023

Women's Walk & Talk - June 2023

17 Jun 2023

Music Talks: Scenes of Madness - Part II

06 Jun 2023


Educational Programs

Every year the Centre of Visual Arts and Research receives thousands of children, and organises various educational programmes and workshops for schools and families. Our basic aim through these programmes is to transform a museum visit into a memorable experience for children and through creativity and fun, travel back in time and in the history of Cyprus from the 18th to the 20th century.

With these programmes we also aim to cultivate in children concepts and values such as acceptance, empathy and mutual understanding.

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