The museum was established in 1951, having a mixed profile: history, ethnography, natural sciences. The building is a historic monument built in 1907. The museum exhibition includes two departments: folk art and ancient history. The richness of the settlement of Celei, starting from the Neolithic traces up to the Middle Ages has constantly supplied the museum heritage. The collections include archaeological finds, weapons, tools, household utensils, pottery, ornaments, coins bronze and marble statuettes, funerary monuments, pieces of architecture, epigraphic pieces of remarkable quality, Byzantine treasures. There are also natural sciences and paleontological specimens, flora and fauna fro...m the area. Meanwhile, there is a selective collection of ethnography and folk art, including tools and utensils relating to agriculture, fishing, animal breeding, traditions, costumes.