It is located in the neoclassical building at the corner of Theorias and Panos streets, at the N. foot of the Acropolis. It was donated in 1972 to the state by Pavlos Kanellopoulos and inaugurated in 1976. The museum exhibits objects from all eras and all expressions of Greek art. It starts with objects from the Neolithic and Cycladic cultures, such as vases and figurines, as well as finds from Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece. Then follow objects from the geometric, archaic and classical periods, mainly jewelry, vases, figurines and weapons. Also, there are objects from the Roman era, such as a marble head of the emperor Galerius, from the 4th AD. century, as well as portraits from Fayum, Egypt.
The Byzantine period is represented by icons, patriarchal scrolls, fragments of frescoes, coins and other small artefacts. The objects of the Turkish rule, as well as of the first years of Greek independence, are also important.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou