Archaeological Museum of Pella

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Archaeological Museum of Pella

Archaeological Museum of Pella
4.5
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Lorraine
Brighton, UK18 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We visited this museum and it is fabulous! We really enjoyed our visit and to be able to see all the amazing artefacts that have survived in history. We then visited the archaeological site which was really interesting. Highly recommend Pella if you love this period of history as w3 do.
Written June 14, 2022
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RichardK938
West Palm Beach, FL663 contributions
Jul 2021
This was a very nice museum in an otherwise rundown ruins site. Be sure to go in and see the displays of the best artifacts from Pella. Go to the top floor for the best views of the floor mosaics.
Written October 9, 2021
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tikicici2
Old Bridge, NJ208 contributions
Oct 2021
the museum is very nice. Note: its important to visit the open archeological site (open site) just few blocks away before visiting the Archaeological Museum. the same ticket is good for both places. but you need a car to go from the open museum to the archeological museum.
Written October 21, 2021
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia5,110 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
I should probably confess that I am fascinated, no, obsessed, with Alexander . . . so a visit to Pella was like walking on holy ground. The museum and adjacent archeological site show how exquisite the Macedonian culture was at that time. The famous "stag hunt" and "lion hunt" mosaics are astonishing, especially because they are assembled, using natural pebbles, not ceramic pieces. Some of the terracotta figurines are so elegant that they are moving to observe (have a look at "Aphrodite removing her sandal" !!). The long corridor with burial ornaments, male armory on one side and female jewelry & masks on the other is simply mind-blowing. There is also a Macedonian tomb and a reconstructed dining room wall from the "house of the plasterworks" - all visual and historical fireworks.
Outside, you can walk through the old city streets and see the outline of the many houses and shops ; some of the original mosaics are still in situ.
An unforgettable visit.
Written July 11, 2019
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John B
Utrecht, The Netherlands84 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Explore the birthplace of Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great in this very well organised and spacious museum in the heart of Greece. Lots of free parking available. Tickets are 8€ and are for both the museum and archeological site. The ancient city ruins are quite large and it can get hot walking around the grounds, but it is well worth a look. A great way to spend a pleasant afternoon!
Written September 9, 2018
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Susan K
11 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We caught the intercity bus from Thessaloniki to Pella. Our friendly bus driver told us where to get down from the bus and pointed towards the bus stop for our return journey to "Salonica" (Thessaloniki). Just as well he did as we would not have had any idea of where to get off. There are no automated announcements on the bus and the bus stop was at a cross roads in the middle of countryside with no signage or information on it much like all the other bus stops in the countryside. He helpfully pointed us in the direction of the museum which is just over 1km walk along the road, then follow the signs through the town. The museum is beautifully air conditioned and surprisingly there were only two other people there. We had arrived quite early in the morning as we had been stranded in Vergina waiting for the bus to get back during siesta the previous day and did not want to make the same mistake twice.

You will see beautiful mosaics from the houses of Dionysus and Helen, golden wreaths and death masks, marble statues from 4th century BC. The price of the entry ticket to the Pella museum also includes the archaeological site, 8 Euro which is not within the immediate vicinity of the museum. We asked directions from the museum staff and from a local along the way. The archaeological site was worth the 1km walk to it. It housed beautifully preserved mosaics and ruins against the stunning backdrop of the countryside. There is little shade from the sun here apart from that sheltering the mosaics the so do come prepared.

On our way back, we bought hot dogs from the only place that seemed to do food outside. The vendour was friendly and spoke enough English to understand our order. At only 2 Euros it was enough to keep us satisfied and came with chips, red onion and tomatoes!

We found the bus stop shelter our previous bus driver indicated to us and were able to the return bus back to Thessaloniki. We were able to purchase our return ticket on the bus from the driver.
Written June 27, 2018
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YaniLuck
Greater London, UK5 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
The municipality of Pella is classed as a prominent area in Ancient Greece, of course in relation to Alexander the Great and his father, Philip the Second, and thus would be rich in history. This was not reciprocated in the Archaeological Museum. One would believe that an almost empty museum would be a clear chance for the staff to express their appreciation for their area of Ancient Greek history to the small groups of tourists that have evidently taken their time to visit the area. Yet this was not the case, the the staff took it in their hands to follow myself and my family around, and hover around particular areas in an effort to create an imposing air of authority. Funnily enough, when asked about the history of the ancient city, the staff who were following us around could not answer the questions we asked. I am not appreciative of this behaviour at all. This would never occur in Londons museums which hold some of the most famous and priceless artefacts in the world. The museum did not bring to life the area which is brimming with history at all and it was not helped by the staffs behaviour.
Written August 8, 2017
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DrWJW
Scranton, PA477 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
The ticket gives you access to two different sites: the ruins of Pella and the new archaeological museum. Make sure you visit both. The site's excavations reveal the grandeur of this ancient Macedonian city...including many of the mosaics that adorned the city's grand mansions. The museum contains many of the artifacts that were recovered during the excavations.
Written May 2, 2016
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Mark M
Santa Barbara, CA30 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Travelers interested in history will want to visit the hometown of Alexander the Great. This museum has some wonderful mosaics, and other objects beautifully displayed, along with a very good explanation of the history of Pella. See this museum first before heading over to the archaeological site.
Written April 21, 2016
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Melissa J
2 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
We had a trip to Pella and while trying to enjoy the museum we had two workers follow us around like shadows (2 metres behind us) we couldn't relax and enjoy the museum experience at all. My husband put his hand out to feel one of the tables (reconstructed table not true artefact) and he got shouted out from a distance by another museum worker in a abrupt and rude manner. Disappointing visit.
Written December 14, 2015
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