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Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos

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One room of posters with free admission

The closure for renovations continues and the friendly staff at the entrance hand out free tickets... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
AfricaAtNewYears
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Island of Malta, Malta
via mobile
Its not open!

It's closed and has been for years - pity that information is written anywhere. So please don't... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Jeye
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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28 May 2018
“One room of posters with free admission”
16 Sep 2018
“Closed for at least another two years ”
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A fellow disappointed visitor asked when the museum would reopen and was told not for at least another two years. The small photo exhibition, while not uninteresting, isn't really worth the seeking out specially.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We read in our travelguide that the museum might be closed due to renovations. To be sure we checked the website. Not a word about renovations or possibly being closed. On the contrary: an overview of the opening hours. So with good courage we went...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Pierre D
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Just to point out that it is closed and has been since 2011 bar the tiny exhibition referred to below. Some of the reviews seem to relate to the archaeological museum in Heraklion with its close Knossos connection!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Fran H
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The closure for renovations continues and the friendly staff at the entrance hand out free tickets to view the one open room with about ten posters describing and somewhat illustrating the early history (~3000 BCE to ~100 BCE) of Agios Nikolas.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AfricaAtNewYears
Reviewed 4 December 2017

You will be disappointed because most museums on Crete are closed - Chania is open for sure. So, if you want to see the marvels of Minoan culture they are hidden behind closed doors.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank VeryHungryWalker
Reviewed 22 September 2017

It's closed and has been for years - pity that information is written anywhere. So please don't expect to find anything other than churches

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jeye
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is closed - they have a very small photo exhibition open which, I would strongly suggest, is not worth the walk. I would advise avoiding the hike in the summer until the museum opens again proper. On the plus side they do have...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank James M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I'm confused by reviews here that suggest the museum is open. We were there in early June and the main collection was closed (and has been for a while). We understand that it may not reopen for a couple of years. There is an interesting...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Katrina S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The museum is modern and well laid out. We combined this with a visit to Knossos Palace. We had a guide and learned so much about the oldest culture in Europe.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Judy M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

There are some really stunning artefacts on display, especially the lanarkes (coffins). Many exhibits were found in the peak sanctuaries as well as the better known Minoan sites. There is some splendid jewellery and pottery, and a remarkable serpentine triton shell incised with representations of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Rod F
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