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 G

The personal possessions of the first Governor of the "Hellenic State", John Capodistrias, on show in this area, together with mementoes of his associates, are his desk and his simple chairs; a small case at his desk contains his watch and the seals of the "Hellenic State".

The rest of the exhibits in this area cover the reign of Otto: The flag with the words Union-Constitution; the manuscript of the first Greek constitution of 1844; oil-paintings of the first prime ministers of Greece, etc.