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Thessaloniki is home to many museums with interesting exhibits. At the top of this list is the Archaeological Museum which highlights the history of Ancient Macedonia through a great collection of ancient findings dating from the 6th century. The Byzantine Museum hosts the richest collection of exhibits from the Byzantine period to the Turkish occupation.
At the town, you shall visit other museums as well, such as the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art that displays many artworks and organizes many exhibitions. Museums that emphasize in the history of Macedonia are the Museum of Macedonian Struggle, the Balkan Wars Museum and the Ataturk Museum.
The Cinema Museum is unique of its kind offering much insight into the history of film in Greece. It hosts various exhibits including tapes, posters and cinema machinery from the private collection of Nikos Bilis, a known cinematographer in Thessaloniki.
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki opened its doors in September 2006, after the restoration of the old building. Its aim is to present the way of life and socialization of the tribes that lived in Thessaloniki and the wider region of Macedonia from the prehistoric times till present. The permanent exhibitions of the Archaeological Museum are dedicated to various aspects and periods of time concerning Macedonia. The museum also organizes educational programmes for university students and kids.