Museum Of Greek Folk ArtCurrently Open [Closes at 03:00 pm]
- Address: 17 Kydathinaion Str., Plaka, Athens, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2103245957
- Ticket Price: 2 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Museum
Museum Of Greek Folk Art - Review
The Museum of Greek Folk Art was founded in the year 1918 and comes under the Ministry of Culture. Initially it was known as the Museum of Greek Handicrafts and later the National Museum of Decorative Arts. Spread across different annexes and buildings (Central Building at 17 Kydathinaion, Bath-house of the Winds at 8 Kyristou and Museum at 22 Panos), on display are folk pottery, baths of Athena, embroidery, wood carvings, folk paintings, silver works, traditional clothing and a lot more. The collection dates from 1650 onwards till date. The museum also organises educational programs, creative 74workshops, pottery classes and shadow performances.
Museum Of Greek Folk Art Ticket Prices
- General Admission- €2
- Students from non European countries and European citizens over 65 years- €1
- People under 19 years, Students from European countries (with ID), Journalists, Soldiers and Disabled people- Free
- The mentioned prices are for the main building at 17 Kydathinaion. Entrance fees differ for the Bath House of the Winds and Museum at 22 Panos street.
How To reach Museum Of Greek Folk Art by Public Transport
- Trams 1, 2, 4, 5, 11, 12 and 15
- Buusses 40, 209 and 227
Restaurants Near Museum Of Greek Folk Art
- Only 1 Cafe
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Museum Of Greek Folk Art, Athens Reviews
The place is amazing, in fact it is an Islamic ottoman Mosque, but it was turned to be Museum which is not nice at all, in Athens there are hundreds of buildings that can serve as museums. Why should it be an iconic old Mosque to be turned to Museum? when I was there it was time for prayers (as Muslim) it took me more than 15 minutes to convince the officer there that I want to pray inside the (Mosque) rather than praying outside. I told him, that I am from Egypt, and in Egypt we respect Churches and temples of others even if they are old, the identity of the place must be kept, but if you are in an old Church in Egypt and you want to do any prayers as a Christian person, no one can stop you, but will do all the best possible to make you feel the place as you want to feel it Finally i was able to pray Zohor (noon) and Aser (afternoon) prayers in that old Mosque, i am not sure after how many decades or centuries of that last prayers wich was held in that place.
This is a very interesting museum in not the best location in Athens but an important one with the Acropolis looking down at the City.
CLOSED FOR RELOCATION JUNE 2018
Very nice, rich, bright and historical site. İncredible..