Museum of Greek History & Wax Effigies Pavlos Vrellis
The Pavlos Vrellis Greek History Museum , is a privately owned wax museum in Ioannina regional unit, Greece. It was set up by the sculptor Pavlos Vrellis in February 1983, and is the best known wax museum in Greece. The museum hosts 150 wax models in 37 themes, inspired by various events from Greek history. The wax effigies of the museum are displayed in life size, included in a faithful representation of the environment of their age and revive forms of the local history. Without storeys but on a variety of distinct parallel and connecting levels. The visitor moves along mountains, houses, caves, churches, and alleys, following a non-circular but endless course, ingeniously devised and arranged.
They cover twenty four centuries of Greek history (from 500 BC), with an emphasis on the modern history of Epirus. The museum hosts 37 themes and 150 wax models which represent various historical events. There are three thematic units in the Museum: pre 1821 history, Greek War of Independence (1821-1830) and themes from World War II:
Secret Greek School during Ottoman rule.
Foundation of Filiki Eteria
Torture of Dionysius the Philosopher
Death of Ali Pasha
Women of Pindus (during the Battle of Pindus)
Moreover, specific themes are inspired from Jewish history, like images from The Holocaust
The ticket office is open daily:
from 10:00 until 16:00
Prices of admission tickets, are:
6: General Admission
5: Professors and Teachers
4: Organized groups only, Students (after demonstrating their I.D. card)
3: 8-17 year old children, persons over 65 years, Large families
Free: Persons with disabilities / abilities, members International Institutes of Fine Arts (after demonstrating their I.D. card).