Welcome to the website of the War Museum of Thessaloniki
Welcome to the official website of the War Museum of Thessaloniki. The museum is a department of the War Museum of Athens. It’s gates opened to the public in the year 2000.
The history of the building, though, began in 1902 when its construction was concluded, based of blueprints from the Italian architect Vitalliano Posseli. Nowadays, it hosts in its exhibitions more than 10.000 relics composing the modern history of Greece.
Starting with the pre-evolution years and ending with the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, in 1974, visitors have the opportunity to relive the Greek War of Independence, the Balkan Wars as well as the two World Wars. In this historical frame visitors also have the opportunity to interact with exhibits belonging to different nations that took part in all the eras whether as enemies or allies of the Greek Armed Forces.”
Director of the War Museum of Thessaloniki