Archaeological Museum of Rethymno was founded in 1887 by the Ministry of Education and Science. It is housed in the pentagon building in front of the main gate of the Fortezza fortress.The structure is one of the Turkish bastions, which were created in order to protect the main entrance to the fortress Fortezza. Archaeological finds are exhibited in the museum and include the following collections: vessels of the Neolithic period and early Minoan times found in the area of ​​Rethymno and Melidoni cave of Crete, finds from the buildings at Apodoulou, Monastiraki, bronze items, including ammunition from the area of ​​Armeni cemetery; gold jewelry, oil lamps, referring to the Roman period, collection of coins, inscriptions and writings of the region Eleftherna and Ancient Greek sculpture.

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