The Archaeological Museum of chania was founden in 1963 and is located at the place of the Venetian Monastery of Agios Fragiskos in Halidon Street in Chania. The collection of the museum includes findings from excavations in several areas of the city that have been performed during the last 50 years, and its exhibits cover the cultural history of Chania from the neolithic period till the Roman Empire.
At the east section of the building are placed exhibits of the prehistoric period, while the western section includes exhibits from the geometric period until the Roman Empire.
All of the exhibits are placed according to the subject or the location they were found. The Archaeological Museum of Chania organizes temporal exhibitions, educational programms and various cultural events during the whole year in order to project the cultural history of Chania in the best possible way, constituting an attraction for many visitors.