Museums of Athens
The following list includes most museums of Athens. There is a link to the relevant pages for the museums we have dedicated a page to, while you'll find some basic information on the others, right here.
Centre of Folk Art & Tradition Angeliki Hatzimichali
6 Angeliki Hatzimihali St., Plaka
tel.: 210 324 3972
Formerly the house of folklorist Angeliki Hatzimihali (1895-1965) this quaint small mansion in Plaka showcases several objects of Greek folk craftsmanship such as embroidery, needlework, costumes and pottery, a collection of musical instruments as well as a library with books on regional fold arts and crafts.
Epigraphical Museum of Athens
1 Tositsa St., Athens
The Epigraphical Museum of Athens is unique in Greece and the largest of its kind in the world. Its collection comprises of 14,078, mostly Greek, inscriptions, which cover the period from the early historical times to the Late Roman period, primarily in Greece. It is situated in the south wing of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Only the courtyards, lobby and four exhibition rooms are open to the public. The purpose of the museum is the scientific research, study, registration, protection, preservation, publication, photographic documentation and promotion of the ancient Greek inscriptions. The museum also aims to comprise photographic and impression archives and a specialized epigraphic library. Moreover, a digital catalog of the inscriptions has been constructed. The Museum organizes temporary exhibitions of ancient Greek inscriptions, as well as exhibitions of art inspired by the Greek script and the ancient inscriptions.
Folk Art Museum
Dedicated to Greek folk art, such as embroidery, ceramics, shadow-theatre and wood-carving as they developed from the 17th c. onward, this museum is housed in four different locations.
1 Areos St., Monastiraki Square
Here you will see the fine Kyriazopoulos pottery collection.
Bath-house of the Winds,
8 Kyristou St., Plaka
The only public baths of old Athens surviving today, dating to the first period of the Turkish occupation (1453-1669).
Latest Permanent Exhibition
22 Panos St., Plaka
The current exhibition is "Men and Tools". Aspects of Labor in Pre-Industrial Society".
The Jewish Museum of Greece
39 Nikis St., Plaka
tel.: 210 322 5582
Housed in a beautiful 19th c. building in the historic district of Plaka, yet close to Syntagma and the Metro, the Jewish Museum traces the long history of the Romaniote and Sephardic Jewish communities in Greece, starting from the 3rd c. BC through WWII and the present day.
Initially established in 1977, it collected jewelry, rare books and archives, religious and everyday life artifacts in an effort to preserve and exhibit most aspects of the lives of the Greek Jews. As the collection grew, so did the museum activities.
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12 Theorias & Panos Sts., Plaka
tel.: 210 321 2313
The Kanellopoulos Museum was founded in 1976, following the donation of the private collection of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos to the Greek state.
It is housed in the neoclassical mansion of the Mihalea family. The collection consists of archaeological finds and works of art from the prehistoric era to modern times. odysseus.culture.gr
Museum of the Ancient Agora
tel.: 210 321 0185
National Gallery & Alexandros Soutsos Museum
Under major renovation which will eventually add 11,000 sq. m. to the existing 9,800, more than doubling the space. The museum will gain 2,230 sq.m. additional exhibition space for permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, but also storage space, an amphitheater, space for educational programs, a suitable museum store, as well as a restaurant and a cafe.
1, Mihalakopoulou St.
tel.: 210 723 5857
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