The Archaeological Museum, the most interesting one in the city, is housed in a building located at the Fortezza entrance. It will guide you through the long history of the region as its exhibits date back from the Late Neolithic until the Roman era.
The Minoan antiquities discovered in Armeni village are kept in a separate window. The parts exhibiting findings from the Gerani, Melidoni, Margelon and Elenon caves are particularly interesting. The larnax dating back to the Late Minoan era, the bronze statue of a woman wearing a veil and holding a sphere (about 480 B.C.) and the statuette of a Minoan deity descovered in Pagkalochori and dated back to 1320-1200 B.C. are considered the most remarkable exhibits of the museum
In Rethymno you will also find a Folklore and History Museum housed in a two-story building. On the second floor you can find the exhibition of folklore findings and the first floor houses a small but not insignificant at exhibition of articles associated with the period of the Cretan State.
A little further on the same road, you can visit the Folklore Collection of the Lyceum club of Greek women, a remarkable collection of popular art articles, costumes and domestic items.