One of the most important museums of Greece, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, is in the north-east of the Eleftheria square.
The building of the museum began in 1935. The museum is an example of the modern architecture and was awarded with the Bauhaus commendation.
Representative samples from all the periods of the Cretan Prehistory and History are exhibited in the Museum. The exhibits are objects from the Neolithic Era till the Roman Years. The findings of the Minoan Era are also kept and exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
A maintenance workshop works in the area of the Museum. The workshop is consisted of the departments of sculpture-ceramics, metal objects and frescoes.
Summer: Monday 13.30- 20.00, Tuesday- Sunday 08.00- 20.00
Winter: Monday 12.00- 17.00, Tuesday-Sunday 08.30-15.00