Diachronic Museum of Larissa (Archaeological & Byzantine)
All initiatives for the creation of a modern Archaeological- Byzantine museum in Larissa were undertaken by the first director of 15th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classic Antiquities, Mr. K. Gallis around 1973. The Municipality of Larissa cede land to Greek Ministry of Culture (an area of 10,000 m²) for the construction of the New Museum in the southern fringes of city (location: Mezourlo).
Later on, a bigger area was granted that of 54,000 m². In 1985, a Pan-Hellenic architectural competition was announced; and in 1995 the Diachronic Museum Larissa was already a completed project. His construction was realised in two phases 1995 - 1999 and 2002 - 2007.
The opening ceremony of the Diachronic Museum of Larissa is expected, as soon as, some necessary works will have been completed such as the purchase of special equipment for deposits and laboratories, the final transportation of antiquities to their new place. At the same time, it is prepared a museological master plan by 7th Ephorate and 15th Ephorate.
It is worthwhile to mention, that the exhibition spaces are characterized by a smart flexibility; their adaptation to the needs of each unit of collection was the core of the initial architectural concept. It is also planned the opening of a refreshment bar and the construction of a conference hall (for workshops, lectures and other events) and a multimedia room; where the visitor will be introduced, before his entry in the museum, for the wider socio economic and cultural history of the region, as well as, he will have the opportunity to experience and interact with exhibits through a digital audiovisual rich semantic environment
Finally, in the new building of the Diachronic Museum of Larissa, they will be accommodated the administrative offices of 7th and 15th Ephorate.