The Tobacco Museum is a modern industrial and experiential museum, with a rich array of exhibits. This is a thematic museum that contains artefacts and archive material on the cultivation and production of tobacco, its agricultural and commercial processing, industrial tobacco products, and exhibits of sample tobaccos.
The uniqueness of the Museum lies in the fact that not only does it contain an exhibition on the processing of Oriental tobaccos (which are not found in any other museum in the world), but also in the fact that it is a museum that showcases economic and social history as well as the history of technology in Kavala and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace more broadly.
The collection of the Kavala Tobacco Museum is exceptionally rich. It includes objects used to grow tobacco, machines used to process it commercially, photographs, rare documents (documents of the Ottoman tobacco monopoly the Régie, statutes of associations, bank documents, etc.). It also contains books on tobacco, publications of the Greek Tobacco Organization, the archive of the Tobacco Merchants Association, private documents, tobacco maps and blueprints, the furniture of tobacco merchants, etc.
The museum is temporarily housed in the ground floor of the building of the National Tobacco Association. This is an industrial building that was constructed between 1957 and 1962.