Another great museum, close to the archeological museum, making it really convenient to see both in one day. It's also close to the newly-renovated port and the city center, making it an excellent part of a city touring walk.
i loved my visit here. If you aren't into history, stay away but if you are a history buff or just like museums i highly recommend it. this museum has everything from old paintings, religious icons, and inscriptions to pottery, beads, and coins, to clothing, books, and weapons.
Sympathetically designed building. Spacious. Excellent curation. Many aspects of Byzantine culture & history covered e.g. every day life, churches, art, jewellery (always a favourite topic of mine). Excellent shop. Very good facilities. Yet another reason to visit this fascinating city with its many ancient layers (Ancient Greek, Jewish, Roman, Ottoman).