1833 |  1843 |  1863 |  1864 |  1875 |  1881 |  1911 |  1912-14 |  1919 |  1927 |  1935 |  1947

The following texts consists of selective parts of the Guide to the National Historical Museum

The National Historical Museum belongs to the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, which was founded in 1882 with the purpose of seeking out, collecting and preserving objects and written evidence which help to shed light on the history of Modern Greece.

'The statue of Th. Kolokotronis

A large number of the historical objects which the Society has collected since its foundation are on permanent display in the Museum. These exhibits allow us to trace, in a manner which is easy to follow, the course of the history of the Greek people from the Fall of Constantinople (1453) to the Greek-Italian War.

Old Parliament Building

Museum Floor Plan

Rooms K - L

Traditional Greek costumes and modern Greek Handicrafts provide a picture of Greek folk culture during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The area contains some of the oldest surviving costumes for women and men from all parts of the Greek world, from mainland Greece, the islands, Asia Minor, Northern Epirus and Cyprus. It also contains jewellery of 18th and 19th centuries which comes from Greek workshops in all parts of the Greek world. Examples of woodcarving from town and countryside complete the folklore collection.