The museum stands as a cultural epicenter

Since its establishment in 2009, the museum has served as a central hub of culture, enriching not only the city and wider area of Preveza but also the broader Epirus region with its multifaceted cultural contributions.

Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Νικόπολης/Archaeological Museum of Nicopolis

Το μουσείο ένας πυρήνας πολιτισμού

Από την έναρξη της λειτουργίας του, το 2009, το μουσείο αποτελεί έναν πολυδιάστατο πυρήνα πολιτισμού για την πόλη και τον νομό Πρέβεζας αλλά και την ευρύτερη περιοχή της Ηπείρου.

The Museum’s Identity

The Archaeological Museum of Nicopolis, overseen by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Preveza, a regional authority under the Ministry of Culture and Sports, serves as a specialized institution exclusively dedicated to Nicopolis.

Founded by Octavian to commemorate his victory at Actium in 31 BC, the site of Nicopolis is located just 2 km from the museum.

The museum, which commenced operations in 2009, is the third in a series established for Nicopolis. Its creation was necessitated by the significant archaeological discoveries made in the area in recent decades, coupled with the need for a modern institution to showcase and promote these findings.

The core theme of the museum, encapsulated in the phrase “One Battle – One City – One Empire,” is depicted in its permanent exhibition. This exhibition traces the history of Roman and Byzantine Nicopolis by presenting various aspects of the daily lives of its residents. Organized into nine themed sections, the museum boasts a collection of over 1,000 artifacts.

Το πρώτο Μουσείο στο Τζαμί του Εσκί / The first Museum in the Eski Mosque


1924: the Archaeological Museum of Preveza opens its doors

The initial endeavor to showcase artifacts from Nicopolis was undertaken by Alexander Filadelfeus, the first ever excavator of the archaeological site.

Filadelfeus curated the portable artifacts unearthed during his excavations, which commenced shortly after the city’s liberation from Ottoman rule in 1913. Initially, he had stored these findings in the basement of Preveza’s town hall. Subsequently, he transformed the Turkish mosque, known as the Mosque of Its Kale or Ag. Andreas, into a museum to house the collection.


Useful information

Find out valuable information catering to distinct interests. All you need to know about securing permission for photography and filming within the museum’s interior and exterior spaces, as well asthe permanent exhibition. You’ll also find guidelines for the temporary allocation of the museum’s space to host events and procedures for obtaining complimentary entry passes.

You’ll also find references to relevant links with extensive cultural content.

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