The exhibition is organized is three major sections: Polis (City), Acropolis and Necropolis, the two former representing the realm of daily life (public and private), the latter approaching aspects of the afterlife.
Finds from the Polis include parts of life-size statues, pottery of various periods, weapons, tools and jewellery.
The Acropolis contributes with figurines, pottery and other items from shrines.
The Necropolis documents all three known funerary practices: simple inhumations, pithos burials and cremations. These come from the Orthi Petra cemetery and date mainly to the period of the Homeric epics (9th-7th c. BC), thus helping to visualize the world described in the Iliad and the Odyssey. This section includes, also, a detailed reconstruction of a tomb with its contents and the monument that stood above it, as well as fragments of Daedalic and Archaic statues and grave stelae.