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The museum of Chios was constructed between 1966 and 1971 in an area of 2500 sq meters. The building is comprised of exhibition rooms, storerooms, workshops and offices which cover an area of 1200 sq. meters.
The museum contains collections of prehistoric and archaic findings from excavations of the British School in Emborios, Neolithic findings of the British excavations in Aghio Galas, Archaic and Classical findings from the British excavations in Fana and various findings from the salvage excavations conducted by the 20th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities. Renovation was completed in 1998 and the museum was open to the public in November 1999.
The most important exhibits of the museum are:
Prehistoric vase found in Emporio, dated back to the 14th century B.C.
Geometric amphoras found in the town of Chios, dated to the 8th century B.C.
Golden leaves found in a grave at the town of Chios, dated back to the Hellenistic period.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 08:30-14:45, Monday closed.
Tel. +30 22710 44239
Ticket: 2€. 1€ for Greek pupils and students.