Bouboulinas Mansion was built by a Mauritanian architect at the end of the 17th century. The plan of the house from above is that of the Greek letter Π. This shape, in Spetsiot architecture, was related to the importance of its owner. Most of the Spetsiot lords of the time had houses of this shape. The mansion consists of a ground floor with two floors above. An external stone staircase connects the front yard with the first floor, where the museum is housed. Visiting areas on the first floor consist of four large rooms.
The Boumboulina's Museum was founded in 1991 by her 4th generation's offspring, Mr Philip Demertzis-Bouboulis, in his quest to save the mansion, which was then at risk of collapse. It is an essential historical element and a must-visit if you plan to organize something on the island of Spetses.
The visitor, during the tour, which lasts 40 minutes approx., will hear the story of the legendary captain, from her birth in Turkish prisons of Istanbul, her action against the liberation war of 1821, her supply and sacrifice for the homeland, and her unexpected and tragic ending.
They will see collections of guns, antique books, china, documents and letters of the Revolution, paintings and ship models, portraits and prints of the heroine, personal items, maps, embroidery, Byzantine icons, furniture and objects of the 17th-20th century, and the magnificent Florentine carved ceiling of the great hall.
On the museum's exterior, a dedicated space can accommodate up to 180 people for dinner and 300 for a Concert, available for events such as music nights, festivals, lectures, etc. During the winter months, the museum remains closed due to repairs and maintenance. However, it remains open during the weekend of Shrove Monday and then daily from the 25th of March to the 28th of October, both Greek National Celebrations.