Archaelogical Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Sparta is the first provincial museum in Greece that was designed and built from the beginning for this purpose.
It began to be built in 1874 according to the plans of Architect G. Katsaros. The Museum in 1876 accepted the archaeological collection of 288 ancient objects that had been collected since 1872 by the Curator of Antiquities Panagiotis Stamatakis, while over the years, the collection was enriched.

The museum allows visitors to admire rare exhibits from ancient and Roman times which were found in excavations in the area. The exhibits include sculptures, architectural members, sections of mosaic floors, ceramics, inscribed columns, figurines and votive clay masks. An exhibit that is definitely worth seeing is the bust of a Spartan warrior of the so-called "Leonidas".

The Archaeological Museum of Sparta is currently being renovated with the kind sponsorship of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN) and will not be open until the completion of the works. The upgraded Archaeological Museum is designed to introduce the Greek and world public to a modern interpretation of the material culture of ancient Sparta with an emphasis on digital technologies. At the same time, it is intended to host the cultural activities and activities of the local community both in the new spaces created and in its garden and will be expected to be an important attraction for Greeks and foreign visitors who want to learn about the history and archeology of Sparta.