From the 1st of December 2012 until the 31st of May 2013:
Monday 11:00- 17:00
From the 1st of June 2013 until the 30th November 2013:
Monday, Sunday and holidays: 9:00 - 16:00
Tuesday-Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00
Τhe new permanent Sculpture Collection and the Gallery of the Minoan Frescoes of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum are now open for the public with free entrance. In addition, the temporary exhibition of the museum highlights is housed in a special gallery at the north side of the Museum, whose entrance is located at Hatzidaki street. Among the many artefacts exhibited therein, the visitor can admire the Phaistos Disc, the idols of the Snake Goddesses, the gold Bee-Pendant, the Ring of Minos and the frescoes depicting “La Parisienne” and the Bull Leaping scene.
In the course of the building renovation, which involves new state-of-the-art installations, the forthcoming exhibition will include most of the objects from the old collections as well as finds from the latest archaeological excavations.