Volos is home to numerous spectacular museums, each reflecting a different aspect of life around the Pagasitikos Bay from Neolithic times to the modern era. The magnificent collection of the Archaeological Museum of Volos contains artifacts from the earliest farming communities in Europe (Sesklo and Dimini) and important works of ancient Greek painting. The Volos City Museum focuses on the residents of Volos during the late 19th - 20th centuries, preserving the stories of their lives (refugees, factory owners and workers, farmers, students, local football teams, etc). Housed in an old tobacco warehouse that has been beautifully restored in the Historic District of Volos, this museum is one of a kind in Greece. This same area also contains the Tsalapatas Brick and Tile Museum. Besides showcasing the industrial life of 1950s Greece, it represents one of the most impressive transformations of an industrial building into a modern, interactive museum experience. In addition to these, art lovers can visit the Theofilos Museum in a historical mansion that features wall paintings by Greece’s most famous folk artist. Visitors get to explore a traditional Pelion house, its architecture and decoration that features themes ranging from the Greek War of Independence, to landscapes, still life, and more.