The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, inaugurated in April 1989, is housed in a complex of three historic buildings, which have been restored, modified and refurbished in order to meet today’s museological standards and to provide a visitor-friendly space, where people can enjoy its Collections.

The Museum was created to present the history of Nicosia, the last divided capital of Europe. It narrates the history of the city from prehistoric times to the present day through its exceptional, rich Collections. More than 10,000 objects, including maps, documents, paintings, engravings and costumes, recount the story of Nicosia. The three floors of the Museum house the permanent exhibition galleries, in chronological order from Ancient Nicosia to the Byzantine and medieval Frankish and Venetian periods, the Ottoman period and the British period, concluding with the Republic of Cyprus and Nicosia today.

The Museum also hosts two private collections of Cypriot and medieval antiquities: the Leto and Costakis Severis Collection and the Chris Phylactou Collection. In addition, the archives of the Museum include extensive photographic material, related mainly to the city of Nicosia and its inhabitants.