- Public life in the city
This unit presents different aspects of urban public life, such as urban planning, the water supply system, commerce and mints. It also displays the tools of professionals, such as carpenters, stone carvers, masons, painters, metal smiths, glass makers, fishermen and farmers. Many of these tools resemble those still used today, exhibiting a continuity with the past. Of special interest are the water pipes, the weapons, an inscription referring to the repairing of city walls, a column base with relief personifications of cities, and the impressive amphorae used to transport oil and wine.
- Life in the house
The main exhibit of this unit, the triclinium of a house excavated in Thessaloniki, is complemented by mosaic floors and wall-paintings from other houses. To its left, a wealth of objects (ceramic, marble and glass vessels, jewelry, garments, lace, loom weights, bobbins, spindles, pins, locks and keys) and informative material illustrate various aspects and activities of daily domestic life: house architecture and furnishings, weaving, dress, grooming. The 'games' unit, with a display of pawns and dice, is also interesting.