War Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

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The War Museum of Thessaloniki (Greek: Πολεμικό Μουσείο Θεσσαλονίκης) is a military museum in Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece.

Thessaloniki War Museum opened in October 2000. It is housed in a building designed by architect Vitaliano Poselli and erected between 1900 and 1902.

The museum's mission is to help preserve military historical memory and heritage in Northern Greece.

The permanent collections show events which were a watershed in Modern Greek history from the turn of the 20th century to the liberation of Greece from German forces at the end of World War II. They include photographs of the era, Hellenic army, air force and navy uniforms, weapons of the army, replicas of artillery and ships, works of art, stone engravings, maps, paintings, postcards, and similar items from the armies of other Balkan countries.

These exhibits give insight to the Balkan Wars, World War I, the Asia Minor Campaign, the Greco-Italian War, the Battle of the Forts in eastern Macedonia, the Battle of Crete, the Occupation and the Resistance, the part played by Greek forces in Allied action in North Africa, Italy and Normandy, as well as the liberation from the forces of occupation.

In addition to exhibition spaces, the War Museum has an amphitheatre, a multi-purpose hall and well-stocked library of writings on history and war. Furthermore, all Ministry of Defence, Department of Military History and War Museum publications are on sale at the museum shop.
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  • I highly recommend this museum for a visit! You are gonna learn many things about the modern greek history!  more »
  • The museum is home to lots of cool war memorabilia, stating with the main yard as you walk in. There are tanks, torpedos, etc. that you can walk right up to. As you walk through the museum you go...  more »
  • The war museum of Thessaloniki was quite impressive. I really enjoyed the scene sets for each display case as well as the table where the surrender too place. They have some quite impressive weapon cabinets for each type of hand held firearm. Outside they also have a variety of APCs and artillery pieces include a aircraft.
  • Average museum. Not many people here. Unfortunately history is told exclusively through the lens of Greek nationalists and not neutral historians. So don’t expect here academic representation of history. This place is interesting and not everything is false, what is told in this museum. But there are a lot of things which are interpreted to the advantage of Greek nationalism.
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