Salt & Pepper Museum – Larnaca, Cyprus - Gastro Obscura

Salt & Pepper Museum

More than 20,000 salt and pepper shakers from across the globe call this museum home.  


The island of Cyprus is known for its various offerings of exotic foods and cuisines. 

Now, tourists and locals alike can marvel at more than 20,000 ways to flavor their food at the Salt & Pepper Museum. Inside is one of the world’s largest collections of seasoning shakers. 

Every item in the museum comes from the private collection of Eitan Bar-On, whose oldest shaker dates back to 1703, and the most expensive is reportedly worth around $17,000.

Other items on display include shakers shaped as avocados, feet, Santas, and even outhouses. There are also shakers made of recycled materials, such as lightbulbs.

For those in search of an out-of-this-world flavor experience, there are even shakers in the image of Star Trek’s Kirk and Spock. 

With entry just €3 for adults and €2 for children, this quaint museum offers a great experience when visiting Cyprus.  

Know Before You Go

The museum lies less than a mile east of the Church of St Lazarus. It's open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.- to 5:00 p.m.

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