AEGIES: "The place that changed world history"
The Archaeological Museum of Veria was founded in the early 1960s with the aim of housing and exhibiting antiquities from all over the Prefecture of Imathia and since 2009 it has been operating and renovated. Here one can come across finds from the Neolithic era to the Hellenistic and Roman periods, with the majority of the exhibits coming from the heyday of the Macedonian Kingdom
The entrance to the museum is dominated by the supernatural-sized marble head of Medusa that was fitted to the northern gate of the ancient walls of Veria to ward off the city’s enemies. In the reception hall, the impressive marble bust of the river god Olganos in the form of Alexander the Great stands out, while the visitor has the opportunity to learn about the history and main monuments of Veria with modern visual aids.
In the main area of the museum (ground floor), there are representative exhibits from tombs of the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods such as jewelry, clay figurines, weapons as well as clay and metal vessels. In addition, two rooms on the ground floor exhibit important finds from the public and private life of the Hellenistic and Roman periods, with the famous “Gymnasiarchiko Nomo”, a marble stele from the 2nd BC. century, which describes the operating rules of the ancient Gymnasium of the city to dominate among them. Findings from archaeological excavations from every corner of Imathia are exhibited on the top floor of the museum with the thematic sections having a topographical and chronological character. Address: Anoixos AvenueTelephone: 2331 024972 Hours: 8:00 am–8:00 pm
Byzantine Museum of Veria
The Byzantine Museum of Veria is housed in an imposing preserved industrial building of 1911, known as Mylos tou Markos, which is located on the edge of the traditional district of Kyriotissa right next to the ancient city wall.
The exhibits are housed on three floors, with a total area of 720 sq.m., with each floor being a separate thematic section of the museum’s permanent exhibition. Impressive portable images, wall paintings from temples and buildings in the area, mosaic floors, architectural sculptures, marble inscriptions, pottery works and small crafts as well as coins, manuscripts and burial finds make up the rare collection of the permanent exhibition of the Byzantine Museum of Veria. The museum’s permanent collection best represents the city’s glorious history and proves that Veria was a regional Metropolis of the Byzantine Empire in the heart of Macedonia. Address: Thomaidi 26 Telephone: 23310 25847
Vlachoyanni Museum of Modern History and Art
The Vlachoianneio Museum is located on Anoixos Street in the park of Ag. Anargyron, the “beach” of Veria and is housed in a preserved building, a donation of the Vlachogiannis family to the Holy Metropolis of Veria, Naoussis and Campania. Initially it functioned as a Museum of Modern History and Art, hosting exhibits from the rich historical collection of the Holy Metropolis such as Byzantine icons, relics and vestments. Today, it functions as the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle and houses the excellent collection of military uniforms and equipment of Mr. Kanellos Dodos.
The museum’s collection is exhibited on two floors. On the first floor, the visitor has the opportunity to get to know and familiarize himself with the action of the national fighters for the liberation of Macedonia from the Ottoman yoke through texts, photographs and also personal items of the fighters themselves such as swords, medals and diplomas. The second floor is dedicated to the daily life of the military where impressive exhibits such as rare military uniforms, documents and equipment are on display. Opening hours: 09:00-13:00 For weekends or group visits by contacting Museum Manager: Kanelos Dontos 6942578628-2331060630
Vlach Folklore Museum
In the preserved building located next to Clock Square, priceless examples of the rich cultural heritage of the Vlachs are exhibited. In the museum there are various departments of clothing, dance, song, collection of folklore material, recording of historical material, old photography. At the same time, there is a scientific committee and a library rich in literature related to the Vlachs. http://www.vlahoi.gr/Address: Veroi and Jewish Martyrs 1 Telephone: 23310 64315
Museum of Education "Christos Tsolakis"
The exhibits of the Museum of Education include: a rich collection of reading materials distributed chronologically, from the 19th century to the 1990s, an extensive collection of school books, photographs of school life, tailor’s, shoemaker’s, barber’s, wood carver’s, coffee maker’s and carpenter’s tools, collections of botanicals, insects , shells, minerals, embalmed birds, geographical and historical maps, visual aids such as film projectors, elements of experimental physics and chemistry, a console with typographic elements, typewriters and the first generation of electric computers.
Among the exhibits that impress visitors are stationery such as pens and pencils, but also old signs and notebooks, school aprons, old-style school flags, school bags, musical instruments, the globe, and handicrafts. – woodcarving, as well as the old-style teaching chairs. Finally, the classroom, which represents a schoolroom of the past, is of particular importance to young visitors. It exhibits wooden desks (two-seater, three-seater, four-seater), a blackboard, school instruments, such as blackboards, school bags, caskets, period instruments, such as embalmed birds, as well as musical instruments. The scene is completed by students dressed in the traditional school apron and the teacher.