Wax Museum of Folklore and Prehistory

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Wax Museum of Folklore and Prehistory

The Wax Museum of Folklore and Prehistory was created in Mavrochori, Kastoria by the teacher and artist Mr. Dimitris Panagiotidis, together with his wife Theocharis Theofano. It is located near Mavrochori square, on its main street.
This is a relatively new museum, which aims to experience elements of the history and folklore of the region of Kastoria, through wax figures.
 
It consists of two large and newly built buildings, of local neoclassical architecture. Each of them consists of three floors, which have many, varied and interesting exhibits. Impressive is the representation of the traditional wedding with the wax figures of the groom, the bride, the priest, the music company, the photographer, etc. Equally impressive are the wax figures of prehistoric people, who lived thousands of years ago and fished on Lake Kastoria.
 
Between the two buildings of the Museum there is a large square yard, which has around it representations of shops of the old era, along with the wax figures of the professionals who manned them and the operating ones. We see, for example, the barber shop with its barber shop, the shoemaker's shop with the shoemaker, the fisherman with his nets, etc.
 
The various exhibits are divided into thematic sections so that visitors can easily and methodically teach the evolution of our culture from ancient times to modern times. These themes include: bread, wool, cooking utensils, fire, costumes, armor, musical instruments, etc. At the same time, the Museum functions as a cultural center with a variety of activities: theater, music, literary evenings, exhibitions works of artists, library, etc.