The Archaeological Museum of Chania Exhibition

The permanent exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Chania is housed in the church of the Monastery of St Francis and consists of artefacts illustrating the cultural history of Chania Prefecture through the ages, from the Neolithic period to the Roman era.

The exhibition hall is divided widthwise into two major sections. The east wing contains finds of the Late Neolithic period and the Bronze Age (Minoan era), while the west wing presents antiquities dated to the Iron Age (Historic era). The finds are presented in excavation groups and thematic units. The collections comprise Minoan finds from the city of Chania, prehistoric finds from caves, Minoan finds from various parts of the Prefecture, finds from tombs of the Geometric period, finds of the Historic era from Chania and various other towns and cities in the Prefecture, coins, prehistoric and historic jewellery, sculptures, inscriptions, stelai and mosaics.

The fascinating Konstantinos, Marika and Kyriakos Mitsotakis Collection was donated to the Archaeological Museum of Chania in 2000. It is housed in three small rooms on the north side of the Museum, adjoining the Church of St Francis. The objects on display comprise one-third of the Collection and are presented in chronological order (late 4th millennium BC - 3rd c. AD). They include Minoan pottery, clay models, stone-carving, seal-carving, jewellery and varia (various objects from different areas).


Please see the information leaflet Archaeological Museum of Chania (2011, Copyright Archaeological Receipts Fund)


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