After the upheavals of the long struggle for independence, an important goal of the new Greek state was the implementation of modern educational institutions. Here documents marvellously the nascent university component of this objective.
At this fine Kleanthous House the first university sat for about four years, from 1837. With just four faculties, but effectively more disciplines given that one, Philosophy, in those days incorporated mathematics and physics.
A broad collection of documents, and artefacts comprising pharmaceutical, medical and scientific items are on display. Photographs of early students, well attended lectures and academic staff are to be seen.
The 150th anniversary was celebrated in 1985 and the well-wishing from American universities like Cornell and Temple are proudly exhibited.