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Lesvos has a turbulent history, and many museums and remain on this times. Museums tell us the ancient happenings of many Rulers and artists of our Island. For example Theopholis the famous painter.

Take your time, look around the Island and review the history of thousands of years human culture.

The Theophilos Museum

Στην Βαρεία, ένα εύπορο προάστιο της Μυτιλήνης, είναι η τοποθεσία του Θεόφιλου Μουσείου με έργα από την Ελλάδα είναι τα πιο αγαπημένα ζωγράφος Θεόφιλος. Το μουσείο κατασκευάστηκε το 1965 από το διάσημο κριτικός τέχνης Στρατή Ελευθεριάδη, γνωστή ως Τεριάντη οποίος ξεκίνησε τη χρηματοδότηση του μουσείου και το δώρισε στο Δήμο Μυτιλήνης. Το μουσείο διαθέτει πέντε δωμάτια έκθεση που οικία 86 έργα του λαϊκού ζωγράφου. Μεταξύ ωραιότερα έργα του Θεόφιλου είναι "Λημνιός Κεχαγιάς", "το κόλπο της Χρονιάς" και "Τράτα", με βάση το παραδοσιακό χορό με το ίδιο όνομα. Οι τοίχοι είναι κρεμασμένα επίσης με λιθογραφίες από τη Μεγάλη από βιβλία, μεταξύ άλλων, Πικάσο, Μάτις και Σαγκάλ. Ο αριθμός του τηλεφώνου είναι (0251) 41644.

The Old Lesvos House

This museum was formed at the initiative of the progressive and diligent Marika Vlachou Molinou, President of the Woman's Association of Lesvos and is in the ground floor of her mansion near the cathedral. It is a revival in complete detail of the island house of 1800-1900 which also gives a complete picture of local folk art, folk artistic feeling and housekeeping.

The Museum of Costume and Embroidery of Lesvos

This is another achievement of the Women's Association of Lesvos. Its rooms, in a building on Komninaki Street ,display the whole spectrum of attire from the past century, male and female.

The Teriade Library and Museum of Modern Art

In the same region of Vareia, which has been characterized as a landscape of exceptional beauty, Teriade erected at his own expense, a building which houses his publications. It is in a marvelous olive grove where his family home also stands. The contents of the museum consist of twenty-nine rare books by the art critic with hundreds of pictures done by the great artists of our time, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Chagall, Le Corbusier, Miro and others. The books are in special cases and pages are framed on the walls so that one can see and enjoy the inspiration and the modern designs of the great painters who made history in Paris. In the museum-library are also the forty paintings by Theophilos that Teriade presented at the Louvre which made the folk artist known world-wide.

The Museum building has an area of around 1,000 square meters and it's architectural morphology is distinguished by its simplicity. This was Teriade's wish so that the building would harmoniously bond to its surroundings. The Teriade museum-library is unique in the world for it constitutes both a large school of art and a research center for artists and those involved with the arts while still being of interest to ordinary visitors. The museum holds exhibitions of many iminent painters.

The Gogo Museum of Vatoussa

The Gogo Museum of Vatoussa exhibits different aspects of Village life, with historical photos, clothing, utensils and a gallery of local artists.

Located in the village of Vatoussa near the upper platia.

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