The Historical and Folklore Museum of Naoussa belongs to the Municipal Cultural Organism of Naoussa. Its purpose is the preservation of the heirlooms of the town and the transmission of history and tradition to younger generations.
The beginning took place in 1959. In 1967 the museum was granted to the Lyceum of Greek Women of Naoussa and in 1999 it was housed in one of the oldest buildings in the city dating from 1842. It was purchased by the Municipality in 1989 and fully restored in 1996. It was developed so as to accept the collection in 2000-2001.
In front of the building there is a garden where the busts of heroes Angelis Gatsos, hero of the Revolution of 1822, and Konstantinos Mazarakis -Captain Akritas-, Macedonian chieftain of 1905, are placed. The small wheeled cannon reminds us of the victorious wars of 1912-13.
On the ground floor, the traditional loom and all the byproducts of Naoussa cottage industry are exposed. All primary weaving tools give evidence of the beginnings and the blossoming of the Naoussa industry.
On the first floor, objects of the everyday life of locals from past centuries are exposed. Another room is dominated by the Yannitsaros and the Bulla of Niaousta and the instruments that accompany the age-old ritual. Also on display are handicrafts of weaving, knitting, embroidery and silversmith.
On the second floor, there are embroideries from the 19th century, women's as well as men’s costumes. Furniture items made of wood, clay and bronze are also exhibited. In another room, there is a dining table of 1918 with the receipt tickets from abroad. Two documents dominate on the table: one from 1825 with the signature of Admiral Miaoulis on the flagship “Themistocles”, and the other from 1834 with the signature of King Otto of Greece.
The purely historical part is included in a separate room. A range of arms from the 18th century to the First World War is exposed there. Inside a special showcase, the sword and pistol of General George Gonatas, who liberated Macedonia in 1912.
In other showcases, the armature of Ali Bey, a fearsome Turkish warlord who was killed in the siege of Naoussa in 1822, is exposed.
In a similar tabletop showcase, the attire and armament of Karatasios, national chieftain, is shown. There are also weapons and jewelry of captains and yannitsaroi (locals adopted by the turkish army) of the town used during the 18th and 19th century.