The Hellenic Maritime Museum was founded in 1949. It is located at Freatida, near Zea Harbour, in Piraeus. The museum exhibits approximately 2500 items related to the maritime history of Greece since prehistoric times. The exhibits are displayed in chronological order. They include many ship models and a number of paintings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.The museum admits visitors from Tuesday to Saturday at 09:00-14:00 and on Sunday at 09:30 - 14:00. It is closed on Mondays and on public holidays. Photography in the museum is prohibited.