A plethora of archeological material that been gathered from excavations, collections and donations makes up a collection that accurately documents the historical journey of western Crete from the Early Christian Period up to the Turkish occupancy.
The aim behind the presentation of this material is to sketch the historical and artistic personality of the county of Chania during Byzantine and post-Byzantine times. The exhibits have been divided into groups based on the kind of object: mosaics, funerary inscriptions, wall-paintings, icons, architectural sculptures, ceramics and items of minor arts, and coins. The objects in each unit are presented in chronological order. Maps and explanatory panels inform visitors about the provenance of the items on display and the historical background of their period.