Benakeion Archaeological Museum of Kalamata
Housed in a mid 19th century edifice on the corner of Papazoglou and Benaki streets, the museum features a solid collection of photographs, maps, models and more that help the visitor grasp different aspects of ancient history and culture in the area.
Historical & Focklore Museum of Kalamata
Enjoy exhibits pertaining to rural life and traditions, from weaving and farming to art and pottery. There are even examples of bookbinding and presswork, in addition to a replica of a traditional coffee shop and pre-industrial life.
Railway Museum of the Municipality of Kalamata
Integrated into its natural environment near the current railways, the Railway Museum includes a traditional railway station, pedestrian metal bridge, platforms, a water tower and more. You will marvel at all the old railway paraphernalia including fountains for steam engines, switch levers, stoppers, lanterns, etc. Steam engines and a diesel engine are on display, as well as first-class and second-class passenger wagons from different eras.
Messene Archaeological Museum
This museum is representative of the thousands of relics and finds associated with Messene. The reliefs and sculptures on display in this seemingly modest museum come from excavations at Oiknomou, Orlandos and Sophoulis. All the finds reveal much about the ancient history and customs of the peoples who have occupied this diverse and historically rich area.
Worthy objects include an almost intact statue of Hermes and the headless statue of Tiberius Claudius Niceratus, as well as terracotta figurines, votive plaques, pottery, lamps and more. Add to this sculptures by the Messenian sculptor Damophon and the headless statues of Machaon and Podaleirios, as well as the larger-than-life head of the Herakles Thebaios, statues of priestesses and animal sculptures. This is a rich museum overall as far as small ones go, with a lot to show for.
Other Museums worth considering are:
· The Archaeological Museum in Mavromati
· The Folklore and Historical Museum in Platsa
· The Antonopoulio Museum and the Rene Puaux Collection in Pylos
The Archaeological Museum in Chora Trifilias