The Historical Museum of Crete is also located in the town of Heraklion with exhibits dating from the Byzantine period to the present.

It also includes important historical documents and items of popular art. In addition, Old-Christian, Byzantine and Venetian finds as well as Turkish documents provide invaluable information about the history of the island. Recently the museum acquired a miniature model of the town of Heraklion as it existed during the Venetian rule. This model is exhibited in a specially arranged hall.

The museum also houses “Mount Sinai” by El Greco.