The museum building
was built in 1901-1902. The new exhibition was opened to the public in 1991 and since then, the collections of honorary decrees, funerary
monuments and Roman sculpture are displayed in the courtyard.
The collections of the museum include:
Early Helladic finds from the settlement and cemetery of Manika
(3rd millenium BC)
Mycenaean pottery and figurines
Geometric pottery and bronze figurines
Oikonomos' collection of Euboean and Boeotian pottery and statuettes
Classical and Hellenistic coins from Chalkis, Eretria
Roman votive sculptures from Chalkis and Aidipsos
Funerary monuments from Chalkis and Nea Lampsakos
The most important items of the exhibition are:
Beak-mouthed jug from the cemetery at Manika, dated to the Early Helladic period (3rd millenium BC). Bone and marble figurines from the cemetery of Manika, dated to the Early Helladic period (3rd millenium BC). Handleless spherical pot with linear incised decoration, dated to the Early Helladic period (3rd millenium BC). Rhyton (libation vessel) from tomb 5 at Vromousa, with painted "garlands" organised in bands. Dated to the early Mycenaean period. Torso of Apollo from the temple of Daphnephoros Apollo at Eretria, dated to the Archaic period. Relief part of a grave stele representing a seated woman looking towards the right. Possibly from Chalkis, dated to the 5th century BC. Marble colossal protome of a horse from the site of Treis Kamares near Chalkis. Dated to the Hellenistic period. Golden wreath from the Hellenistic cemetery of Aghios Stephanos, near Chalkis. Statue of Antinoos from the Roman baths at Aidipsos. The young man is crowned with ivy leaves, bears a leopard skin on the body, and holds part of a stick
with the sacred ivy (a symbol of Dionysos) in the left hand. Parts of the hands and legs are missing. Dated to the reign of Hadrian. Headless statue of Apollo from "Polles Kamares" at Chalkis. The god is represented leaning on the trunk of a tree. It is a copy dated to the Roman period.