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Patras Archaeological Museum

Address: Amerikis Street and Patras-Athens National Road, Patras 400000, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Patras
Type: Museums
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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I have visited the Archaeological Museum of Patras many times. All museums are interesting and somewhat unique! But the Archaeological Museum of Patras stands out because its exhibits illustrating many aspects of everyday life and also the passage to the other world (you will see all types of graves and the habit of bury their dead wreathed). The most impressive... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It is definitely a worth visiting Museum for its architecture and the way artifacts are displayed in context. Roman mosaics are fantastic, small artifacts as well. Do go, you get a nice look on what everyday life in ancient Achaia was!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I had to wake up quite early to visit the museum and was also the only person for most of my stay. I loved it truly and was amazed by the beautiful building and its modern architecture. Modern and ancient working together in harmony. It was worth missing the morning coffee with my partner.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Museums are brain food. What's inisde them makes you think about who you are and how you got there. The way the exhibits are arranged here is brilliant. There is a sense of space andlight inside and the way the dates of each historical find are laid out actually takes you through a swath of history. It could really do... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This museum is worth seeking out - even though I'd lived in Patras for a year it was a revelation. It is imaginatively curated, beautifully arranged and lit, and with very good information available in Greek and excellent English [something of a rarity!]. The mosaics are particularly stunning and have been beautifully conserved.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This collection of treasures is a must see in Patras. Everything is beautifully and intelligently displayed with the mosaics the highlight. The building is interesting and contributes to a very enjoyable visit.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I did enjoy this place. It is well laid out, beautifully curated, and there are many good objects on display. However, you are not allowed to take photos of any objects, and you also cannot purchase a catalogue as one such does not exist. So you can't bring anything with you. As an archaeology student, that was most disappointing -... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We visited the New Archaeological Museum of Patras in October 2013. Pros: An amazing display of all kind of artifacts, from the prehistory till the Roman times. The mosaics are specially impressive - I've never seen such a brilliant collection anywhere. There are lots of panels with huge amounts of interesting information. Also, a bonus point for all architecture lovers:... More

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Patras, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Finally Patras has the archeological museum it deserves. The building is modern and with great architecture. The artifacts inside are fantastic coming from Patras and the surrounding area. A real highlight are the mosaics. A definite place to visit when in Patras.

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Patras, Greece
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The exhibits are displayed in a spacious modern building which itself is of architectural interest. Extensive information is provided in Greek and English. Of particular note are the large number of Roman mosaics where the first floor walk-way is especially useful for a better view. The authorities have obviously gone to a lot of trouble to present the exhibits in... More

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