1. National Historic Museum
National Historic Museum was inaugurated on 28 October 1981. It is the biggest Albanian museum institution. There are 4750 objects inside the museum. Striking is the Antiquity Pavilion starting from the Paleolithic period to the late antiquity, in the 4-th century A.D with almost 400 first class objects. The middle age pavilion with almost 300 objects, documents clearly the historical transformation process of the ancient Illyrians into early Arbers.
This pavilion reflects the Albanian history until the 15-th century. Other pavilions are those of national Renaissance, Independence and Albanian State foundation, until 1924. The genocide pavilion with includes 136 objects founded in 1996. The Iconography pavilion with 65 first class icons was established in 1999. The best works of 18-th and 19-th century painters are found here like; Onufer Qiprioti, Joan Cetiri, Konstandin Jermonaku, Joan Athanasi, Kostandin Shpataraku, Mihail Anagnosti and some unknown authors.
In 2004 was reestablished the Albanian Antifascism pavilion with 220 objects. In 2005 the Albanian Ethnography pavilion was added in one of the museum halls with 250 objects.
2. National Education Museum of Korca
The First School in Albanian language (called Mësonjëtorja) was opened on March 7, 1887 in the current building of The National Education Museum, a 150 year old building. It was opened by permission of Ottoman Empire. This building was the house of the patriot from Korca, Diamanti Terpo, who donated this home for the Albanian school.
This museum shows the history of Albanian writing and the numerous alphabets up to the present one, decided in Manastiri Congress in 1908. It also displayed the Albanian book history starting from the first primer of Albanian language (Evetari 1744) complied by Naum Panajot Bredh (Veqilharxhi). The museum building has eight exhibiting rooms.
3. National Museum of Medieval Art
National Museum of Medieval Art in Korca was inaugurated on April 24, 1980. It is one of the most important museum centers in Albania. Its fund includes over 7 thousand art and cult items, mainly icons and less stone, wooden, metal and textile works of anonymous and well known artists from different areas of the country.
A collection of best icons and objects created in centuries representing various moments in Albania iconography development and its main representatives are displayed in the principal hall. Here can be found many works from anonymous artists of the 13th-14th century and other well known ones like Onufri, Onufer Qiprioti, Teacher Kostandini, Jeromak Shpataraku, Selenica, Zografi Brothers, etc.
4. National Ethnographic museum Berat
This museum was inaugurated in 1979. It includes Berat region and southern Albania folk ethnographic culture. The museum is placed in a three-century two storey building, typical for Berat area.
The ground floor has a hall with an imitated medieval street with traditional shops on both sides. The antiquity pavilion is placed in this hall.
In the second floor, there is an open balcony for guests. The archive, the loom, the village sitting room, the kitchen and the city sitting room come in a row in this floor. Many original massive and functional objects of our folk culture area are on the outside space of the museum.
5. National Ethnographic Museum Kruja
The National Ethnographic Museum in Kruja was inaugurated on November 20, 1989. It is placed in a characteristic urban building of 1764. This building is a first class culture monument. It has 15-16 rooms and the objects exhibited outside give a complete view of the crafts applied in Kruja and all over Albania and also of the way of living since 300 years ago. 90% of this museum items are original and 100% are functional. Items of ceramics, wood, stone, iron, cotton, silk and wool and various embroideries are exhibited here with finesse. These objects have an age varying from 60-70 to 500 years.
6. National Museum "George Kastriot Skenderbeu" Kruja
National Museum "George Kastriot Skenderbeu" was inaugurated on November 1, 1982. It is built in the famous fortress of Kruja, capital of Arber state and personification of Turkish armies defeat for three successive times in the 14th-15th century.
Many objects, original documents and bibliographies, authentic reproductions that depict clearly the Albanian people history in the 15th century can be found in this museum.
The museum counts such pavilions as antiquity and early middle age pavilion, Albanian Princedom pavilion, pavilion of Ottoman Invasion and Resistance to this invasion, Medieval Fortress pavilion, Albanian resistance, Scanderbeg's office equipment and library, prince's hall and pinacotheque and the last one is the heritage and echo pavilion.
Objects of ceramic, bronze, iron, copper, several facsimiles, original icons, writing, a bell of 1942, an original sword from the 15th century, etc, are displayed in these pavilions.
7. National Museum "Onufri" Berat
National Museum Onufri is located in the center of the inhabited area in Berat medieval castle. This museum contains a rich iconographic collection and some religious service items. It is organized in Virgin Mary cathedral, built in 1797 on the foundations of an older church with the same name.
It bears the name of the most remarkable Albanian painter, Onufri, who left a very rich fund of iconographic creation.
The construction of this museum is distinguished for its high altitude, representing an important version of the cult architecture in the period from the 13th to the 19th century.
The museum has three main halls, where the best works of the above mentioned and others authors are displayed.
Apart from the icons exhibited in the museum, another icon can be found placed in the golden church iconostasis, made by the painter Joan Cetiri.
Some textile and metal objects are displayed in glass cases, which give evidence of a very high level handicraft tradition of Berat region.
8. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCANDERBEG'S GRAVE
This museum was inaugurated on November 23, 1981. The most important element is the building of Saint Nicholas Cathedral itself, which was at the same time the seat of Lezha Assembly that was held on March 2, 1444 and the grave of our national hero Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu.
Important elements preserved today in this church are: Saint Nicolas original fresco, the church apse, the three windows and the original church door, the arch over the door and an original church decoration.
This museum has also the outer sector, the archaeological environment with objects from Lezha ancient and medieval period, found around the museum.