Its construction started in 1999 and was completed in 2006. The opening of the museum took place in 2009, after the study and the organization of the exhibits finished.
The presentation of the displayed items is arranged in a thematic way, including three large units: public life, cemeteries and private life of the Amvracians. Besides, there are exhibits that date back from the Palaeolithic Age to the Roman times.
Most of the exhibits belong though to the Hellenistic times, a period that was the economical and political peak of Amvracia.
The Archaeological Museum of Arta is the place where Culture and History meet the modern way of displaying the unburied “treasures” of the region.