The exhibits are housed in two buildings:
a) The Old Museum, built in 1912 and formerly housing the "Paschaleion Αrchives"
b) The New Museum which was inaugurated in 1987 and contains the Archaic sculpture
collection. The building was erected at the expense of the "Volkswagen" cultural
It contains the following collections:
The most important items of the exhibition are:
It presents Ionic features and its height is almost 5.50m. Dated to the first quarter of 6th century B.C.
Marble statue of a draped female figure
It is the votive offering of Cheramyes to Hera and dates from 570/560 B.C.
The group of statues is a votive offering to the Heraion and consists of six figures (five female and one male), one of which (representing Ornithe) is now in Berlin. Dated to 560-540 B.C.
Marble funerary (or votive) relief
It depicts a standing nude youth, who holds a pyxis in his left hand and offers his right hand to a seated female figure, holding a sceptre. It was found at Chora and dates from the 5th century B.C.
Bronze statuette of a horseman
(h. 0.20m.) with inset eyes. Dated to 530-520 B.C.
Bronze "breast-plate" of a horse
It depicts Heracles fighting the three-headed dog of Hades. To the left the cattle of Geryones are shown while their shepherd, Euretion, lies dead on the ground.
Wooden figurine of a nude woman
She is kneeling on a column base and supports a capital on her head (height 0.17m.). Dated to the 7th-6th century B.C.
Archaic clay kernos
decorated with miniature vases and figurines. Dated to the 7th century B.C.
Ivory relief from Laconia (h. 0.106 m.). It depicts Perseus killing the Medusa in high relief. Dated to the second half of the 7th century B.C.
Ivory figurine of a kneeling youth
used as a lyre support (height 0.145m.). Dated to the 7th century B.C.