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Interesting little museum

Interesting little museum located on the front of Heraklion. Cheap entrance fee and takes a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WRleeds01
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Try and make time for this

We weren't sure whether to go to the Historical Museum after the excellent Archaeological Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jinty27
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The Historical Museum of Crete presents a comprehensive view of Cretan history from early Christian times to the present day. It was founded in 1953 by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies, which had been established two years earlier. The...more
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Sofokli Venizelou 27, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting little museum located on the front of Heraklion. Cheap entrance fee and takes a good hour to look around everything. Really enjoyed it and doing it very interesting. Would highly recommend

Thank WRleeds01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure whether to go to the Historical Museum after the excellent Archaeological Museum but were so glad we did. Everything is extremely well displayed with excellent information boards (in English as well as Greek) and the museum has clearly benefited hugely from its...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours learning something of Crete’s history. The exhibits were well set out in modern surroundings within reasonable walking distance of the port. There is small entrance charge, but a visit is recommended.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is excellent. The history of Crete is so well explained and interesting. The large models of the city are fascinating and the whole display and collection is so well put together. I have been several times to see it and brought others also....More

Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum shows you what the island of Crete has gone through in the past 600 years or so. Numerous countries have ruled over it and through those times blood has been shed. There are religious paintings, pottery ,coins, weapons and a section on the...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Worth the time. The museum takes you from BC right through to post WWII. Set out in chronological order so helps put all the ancient timelines into perspective. Very well set out and the very good interpretation signage.

Thank CatTurnTrav
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

The historical museum is easy to miss but inside there are some intetesting exhibits. The best is definitely the world war 2 exhibit. Very informative. Probably took an hour to see and there are quite a few steps. There was also a sculpture exhibit on...More

1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Don't try to rush your visit to this excellent museum. We started mid-morning, went out to lunch, and then returned to complete our visit.

Thank peregrineventures
Reviewed May 14, 2018

An excellent introduction to the history of Crete from the end of the Romans to end of World War 2. Well labelled in Greek and English, spread over 4 floors. The section on World War 2 was particularly interesting, and there is a beautiful collection...More

Thank PhilofBeestom
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Entry was 5 euros which was just right for the hour or so it took to walk around. The museum has lots of very interesting exhibits, our favourite was the exhibit on the second world war. We were quite suprised how much was squeezed into...More

Thank Elli H
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darylandbrianna
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Response from EKIM_IMK | Property representative |
Thank you for your email. Please contact Mr Costas Mamalakis, our WWII and Battle of Crete advisor, for information regarding your request. His personal email is i_s_l_d@yahoo.gr. Best regards From the HMC Secretariat
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Dear EssexPam, Thank you for your email. Please contact Mr. Costas Mamalakis, our WWII, and Battle of Crete advisor, for information regarding your request. His personal email is i_s_l_d@yahoo.gr. We hope to see you at the... More
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Winter Opening Hours (November - March) Monday - Saturday 09.00-15.30 Sundays & Public Holidays Closed
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