The museum has been operating since June 2006 in a building donated for this purpose by the Holy Metropolis of Messinia. It aims to the presentation of modern Greek history from the Revolution of 1821 to our days, through texts, photographs and audiovisual material. The tour begins with the exhibits of uniforms, and military and photographic material from the Revolution of 1821, and continues with the Macedonian Struggle, with special reference to the Messinian warriors who participated in it, and the Balkan Wars (among the exhibits there are spoils of the enemies). A large section of the Museum is dedicated to the Asia Minor Holocaust. There are also tributes to the First and Second World War, the battles in Ochira and Crete, the Middle East and the National Resistance. There is also reference to the peacekeeping operations of the Greek Army (Korea, Somalia, Yugoslavia, Gulf War, and Afghanistan). In the specially adapted "Sound and Light" room, a film on the history of the 9th Infantry Regiment is shown. The book of Messinians who fell during the national struggles from 1897 to 1974 is also an important exhibit. In the courtyard of the museum one can see a tank M48-A5, an M8 armored vehicle, guns and an aircraft F-5.
10 Mitropolitou Meletiou str.
Tel.: +30 27210 21219
Fax: +30 27210 21219
Monday: closed, Tuesday-Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00, Wednesday: 18:00 to 20:00, Sunday: 11:00 to 14:00
Public holidays: January 1, December 25 & 26, March 25, Easter Sunday, May 1
Guided tours (individual / group): Yes, by the Museum's personnel
Guided Tour Cost: free