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

Room E

Here on display are: mementoes and portraits of Patriarches and bishops; oil-paintings show men of letters who fled to the West after the Fall of Constantinople; paintings and engravings depict engagements during the struggle for national independence; figureheads from ships which took part in the Revolution; printing-presses; portraits of European and American philhellenes; mementoes of the great English poet and philellene Lord Byron.