The Historical Museum of Crete was founded by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies in 1953 and is housed in a neoclassical building of significant architectural merit in the city of Heraklion on Crete, an island of Greece. The museum was expanded following the addition of a new wing and floor.The museum’s permanent collections highlight the art and history of Crete from the 4th century AD up to and including the Second World War. The collections are ordered chronologically and by subject matter, and are combined with visual material and multimedia. They include ceramics, sculptures, coins, jewellery, wall paintings, portable icons, ritual objects, manuscripts, heirlooms, weavings, the reconstructed interior of a Cretan rural home and much more.
The museum’s finest exhibits are two paintings by Doménikos Theotokópoulos, born in Crete: The Baptism of Christ and View of Mount Sinai, the only works by the artist now on Crete.
Apr - Oct:
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Nov - Mar:
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 3:30 pm
Adults: € 5
Students, Senior citizens: € 3
Children 12 and under: free
Official Website https://www.historical-museum.gr/
Phone +30 2810 283219, +30 2810 288708
Address Sofokli Venizelou Ave 27, 71202 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Coordinates 35°20'30.559" N 25°7'51.59" E