The Archaeological Collection of Pierides Museum- Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation is consisted of 2500 Cypriot antiquities. This private collection was initiated by Demetrios Pierides in 1839. It was systematically enriched, through the years, by five consecutive generations of the family and housed in the family mansion, where is situated until today. In 1974, the Pierides family decided to give access to the public to visit their residence and archaeological collection. The visitor can travel though 9000 years of culture, starting from the Neolithic Period to the Byzantine- Medieval Period. In addition, a very important collection of unique maps of Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean is exhibited in the rooms of the museum, a part of the Ethnographic Collection of Folk Cypriot Art and also a rare collection of Hellenistic and Roman glassware.
In the Pierides Museum- Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation the visitor can also find a shop with replicas and unique work of arts by various Cypriot artists, inspired by the Pierides collection.
The Pierides Museum- Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation organises contemporary art exhibitions, lectures and educational programmes for children.