Famous Museums in Athens

The museums in Athens give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Athens with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Athens. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Athens.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Athens.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Athens:

  1. Acropolis Museum

    4.7 (12617 Votes)
    Acropolis Museum

    Museum, History Museum

    The Acropolis museum is perhaps the most visited museums in Athens. The museum is both informative as well as important from the collection point of view. It has several historic artifacts from the ancient buildings you will get to see in the Acropolis. Beautiful sculptures and broken pieces of architecture adorn the place. Moreover, you will be able to learn a lot more about the secrets of th...Read more
  2. National Archaeological Museum

    Museum

    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...Read more
  3. Benaki Museum

    4.7 (3724 Votes)
    Benaki Museum

    Museum

    The Benaki Muesum is close to Syntagma square and is a well-known museum in Athens. The city boasts of a rich and vibrant history and the Benaki Museum does a brilliant job of highlighting the same. Over a 40,000 items of various kinds have been displayed beautifully at the Benaki Museum. From guns to Greek busts, the permanent collection has a fascinating array of interesting objects to see. ...Read more
  4. National Historical Museum

    Museum, History Museum

    This lovely museum stands in what is called the Old Parliament house in Athens. The building itself is quite impressive and interesting to see. It used to house the Greek parliament in the late 1800s. And before that it was the Old Royal Palace. Due to this regal heritage, the architecture of the building is definitely an interesting sight. The Museum has 24 different sections of exhibits. The...Read more
  5. Goulandris Museum Of Cycladic Art

    Museum, History Museum

    Cycladic Art means figurines and vessels made of Marble. Founded in 1986 to house the collections of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris, the Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of ancient cultures of Aegean and Cyprus. After being granted permission by the Greek state, Nicholas and Dolly started collecting archaeological objects. The collection became renowne...Read more
  6. Byzantine Museum

    Museum

    Situated within the Ilissia Mansion, the Byzantine and Christian Museum was founded in 1914. The museum's collection documents the development of art from early Christian period to the post Byzantine period. On display here are religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods. The museum has over 25,000 artefacts under its roof. The artefacts dat...Read more
  7. Athens War Museum

    4.5 (1462 Votes)
    Athens War Museum

    Museum, History Museum

    The Athens War Museum has a fascinating exhibit of Greece's war history through the ages, in chronological order. This also includes some 5th century BC Corinthian war helmets and replicas of weapons and shields from the different eras. Don't forget to check out the cinema which gives a narrated overview of the ancient Greek battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and the Trojan War. Outside the museu...Read more
  8. Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    Founded in 1993, The Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum is an exceptional museum devoted to the art of jewelry. Today, the museum’s permanent collection includes over 4000 pieces of jewelry and micro sculptures designed by the museum’s founder, IliasLalaounis. The permanent collection also has on display jewelry from all across the globe.
  9. Numismatic Museum Of Athens

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    For all the Numismatists out there! And even for people who are non collectors but are interested in coins and currency. This Museum is a must see! The Numismatic Museum is one of the oldest public museums in Greece. It was established in the year 1834. On display you will find origins of coinage, the manufacturing techniques, spread of the use of coins, coins used under the rule of Alexan...Read more
  10. Herakleidon Art Museum

    4.5 (376 Votes)
    Herakleidon Art Museum

    Art Museum, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Art is intrinsic to Greek culture and tradition. And Herakleidon Art museum successfully exhibits this nerve of the city and Greece as a nation. Although built in a small private gallery, this museum showcases a huge range of art works by artists who have contributed significantly in the evolution of art. The sketches, drawings, photographs and personal items have also been kept here to offer a...Read more
  11. Museum Of Greek Folk Musical Instruments

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    With a collection that goes beyond 1200 Greek popular instruments, the MELMOKE boasts of being one of its own kinds in Athens. Established in 1991, this museum houses collection that has been carefully researched and studied by the musicologist Fivos Anoyanakis. What makes this museum different is that these instruments have not been chosen out and categorized for their aesthetic value but for ...Read more
  12. Hellenic Motor Museum

    4.7 (268 Votes)
    Hellenic Motor Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    The Hellenic Motor museum offers a different kind of tourist experience in Athens other than an indulgence into antiquity. As expected from its name, this museum is devoted to motor cars and their history. Designed by Theodoros N. Charagionis, Executive Chairman of Charagionis Group, this museum documents the history of automobiles with special focus on road safety via educational screenings an...Read more
  13. Jewish Museum Of Greece

    Museum, History Museum, Specialty Museum

    Originally founded in 1977, the Jewish Museum of Greece reserves the art and artefacts of Jewish communities after they settled here due to Nazi imposition. The establishment of this museum was seen as a revival and renewal of Jewish community life which had been otherwise disrupted due to the history of bloodshed. Moreover, this museum also disseminates the Holocaust studies in Europe. A visit...Read more
  14. Epigraphical Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    The third largest museum of its kind in the world, the Epigraphical Museum is house to around 13,510 inscriptions, mostly Greek, which cover the period from early historical times to the Late Roman period. It was founded in the year 1885. Most of the inscriptions are carved on stone or marble. However, there are also stamped amphora handles and inscribed clay roof-tiles.
  15. Museum Of Greek Folk Art

    Art Museum, Museum

    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 Athen...Read more