The Museum used to host the District Officer of the English Commander in Limassol and it is situated next to the Municipal Garden and Zoo.

The museum is managed by the municipality which took over its restoration in 2002 that was completed in 2011. The museum represents the history and culture of the city from the 18th century and on. The museum is also known as a historical archive with a collection of printed newspapers from the 19th century as well as photos and movies.

The museum is also used for civil weddings.