The Archaeological Museum of Andros was designed by Stamos Papadakis
and built in 1981 with a donation of the Basil and Eliza Goulandris Foundation.
The archaeological collections of the museum on the ground and first floor
include the finds from the Geometric settlement of Zagora
(10th - 8th centuries BC), also sculptures and inscriptions that cover the whole span of
antiquity, from the Archaic until the Roman times (700 BC - 324 AD) and the Byzanrtine era up to 1453.
On the first floor of the museum visitors may also see an exhibit of great historical value,
one of the 35 preserved copies of the "Charta" (map) designed by Rigas Ferraios - eminent figure of the Greek Enlightenment -
and published in 1796-97 in Vienna.
Among the most important archaeological exhibits of the museum are:
Torso of a kouros found in the area of Zaganiaris. It is the product of a Naxian workshop, dated to 550-540 BC.
Relief funerary stele from Palaeopolis. A maiden is represented offering to the deceased woman a pyxis (case) with jewellery.
It is the product of an island workshop, following the Parian tradition. Dated to the first decade of the 4th century BC.
Statue of Hermes. The god is depicted with "heroic nudity" . This statue is a Hellenistic copy of an original of the 4th century BC
by the sculptor Praxiteles.
Torso of Artemis from Palaeopolis. Roman copy of an original statue dated to the 2nd century BC.
Honorary decree of the People (Demos) of Adramytenoi for the representatives of the People (Demos) of Andros, the judge Timocritos,
son of Socles, and the secretary Iphicrates, son of Isochrysos. Dated to the end of the 2nd century BC.
Statue of a woman. It belongs to the type known as the "Great Herculanea" and was found at Palaeopolis, along with the statue of
Hermes. It copies a statue of Demeter made by the School of Praxiteles, influenced by the style of Lysippos (325-300 BC). Dated to
the beginning of the 1st century AD.
Statue of Hygeia with the sacred snake. It was found at Palaeopolis and dates from the Roman period.
Large relief pithos decorated with maeanders. It is attributed to a Tenian-Boeotian workshop and is dated to 750-700 BC.
Parapet with the relief representation of a standing lion. Dated to the 9th-10th century AD.
Architectural parts with relief decoration from the Byzantine church of Aghios Taxiarchis Melidas. Dated to the 12th century AD.