The Hellenic Republic,wishing to honor all those who fought for the Freedom of our country, decided to establish a War Museum in 1964. The Museum was inaugurated in July 1975 and today is still operational. Its mission is the collection, preservation and exhibition of war relics, and the study, documentation and promotion of the struggles of the Greek nation from antiquity until today, in order to stimulate national memory and promote the historical continuity and the unity of Hellenism.
Nowadays, the War Museum is the largest museum of military history in Greece and one of the largest in Southeastern Europe. Relics related to the history of the Greeks from all wartime periods are exhibited in its premises , while sections of historical, photographic and cinematographic archives alsooperate within the museum.
In 1988, the War Museum inaugurated its first Branch in Nafplio, in 1995 its second in Chania, while in 2000 it inaugurated its Branches in Thessaloniki and Tripoli.