National Archaeological MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 28is Oktovriou 44, Athina 106 82, Greece, Athens
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2132144890
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
National Archaeological Museum - Review
Being such a historic city, there is a lot to see in the National Archeological Museum of Athens. If you are in Athens and want to know more about the glorious days of Greek civilization, the Roman period, Persian invasion and many more events that make up the lively history of Greece visit this place. You will be able to see all this through the well-preserved trinkets and artifacts from each era. The National Archaeological museum inspires awe for being the largest museum in Athens devoted to ancient Greek art.
This museum boasts of a huge variety of sculptures which are an absolute must see. It is amazing to see how well-studied the ancients were in the area of anatomy. The bust of Hesiod in which the details on his face have been sculpted intricately is just one of the many marvels in the sculpture gallery. Besides this the jewelry and the utensils and many other interesting objects from various periods of Greek history have been preserved here. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 1 day.
National Archaeological Museum Ticket Prices
- If you take a combined ticket all the museums in Athens and around can be seen in a 12 Euro ticket.
How To reach National Archaeological Museum by Public Transport
- Omonia/Victoria Station: Metro
Restaurants Near National Archaeological Museum
- Melia Athens
- Rififi Restaurant
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National Archaeological Museum, Athens Reviews
Need 2-3 hours here if you intend to see all of it. Cafe is scenic if you need a break. Would recommend learning about important events in Mediterranean history before coming here. So we would recommend going to the new Acropolis museum first; that museum has great summaries and lays out a general timeline and important turning points
The collection and curation at the museum is one of the best I've visited. You can really get a feel for the evolution of Greek art from highly stylized and simplified sculptures to highly realistic marble statues and cast bronze works like the statue of the horse and boy that acts as a centerpiece to the collection. The downside is the behaviour of the staff. There are a number of 1 star reviews that seem to be the result of poor staff behaviour and unfortunately, it seems to be a real problem. My sons are huge fans of Greek myths as a result Percy Jackson and this was a great chance to get him excited about art and culture. When I took a photo of him doing a thumbs up sign in front of a statue, one of the staff accosted me and demanded to look through my photos. Confused, I showed her the last picture I took and she insisted I delete it. I initially refused because of how invasive and inappropriate that request is. She threatened to call security so I did delete the photo. For my part, I admit that out of shear shock and disbelief, I said her behaviour was silly. Later, in our visit, we were confronted by the same woman accompanied by an armed guard. She demanded to go through my camera. At this point, my son was really quite afraid and was trying to negotiate leaving the museum, suggesting that I give her my camera. He was afraid I would be arrested or hurt by the museum staff. Fortunately, a more senior member of staff intervened. We were lectured about following the rules but we were allowed to keep our family photos. Later, my son was yelled at extremely aggressively for touching the glass protecting an exhibit. Obviously, there are reasons not to touch the glass, but there's not need to shout and bully. It wasn't isolated behaviour, the staff are generally unwelcoming and aggressive, particularly towards children. So in short, go and enjoy the art but be careful, particularly if going with children not to show any enthusiasm for the art or culture, or you my be accosted by armed guards and threatened.
It's the most important museum of Greece. The acropolis museum is more popular but here you have treasures from all offer the Greek world covering thousands of years. If you are even remotely interested in ancient Greece you probably already know what this museum is about.
Fantastic museum, relatively well curated. It's definitely worth a visit if you have time and enjoy ancient art. It is a large collection so need at least half a day for a browse. Unlike what we had read here about photography, we didn't seem to have any problems. The staff were also very nice and polite.
Great range of exhibits but €10 entry (though there are concessions for students and occasional free entry days). The art and artefacts are displayed with rather dry explanations and the staff were pretty grumpy. The basement contains some nice pieces displayed in a courtyard garden and there is a cafe and a shop. Overall less inspiring than I had hoped.