Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,099 contributions
Apr 2022
We stopped here on our drive from Kastoria to Thessaloniki, stopping 1st at the New Museum of Aigai. It's not completed, like the excavations of the Palace, Theater, Burial Cluster of the Queens, Sanctuary of Eucleia, or the huge cemetery that we tried to access along a narrow lane, all parts of the 1996 UNESCO Archaeological Site of Aigai.
We parked in the big lot and walked 300 m northwest to the Great Tumulus Museum. After standing in the opening queue for 20 minutes, we paid $13 each using a credit card and were given an entry # to join another smaller queue at the tunnel entrance. Once inside, after our eyes adjusted to the dark, we took our time strolling through the 5 rooms with displays of treasures, weaponry and other tomb finds, large tomb facades and even some frescoes, all from the 4th C BC and with English descriptions. Wonderful museum.
Written April 26, 2022
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Anda Negulescu
Bucharest, Romania4 contributions
Jun 2021
Had the good fortune to visit this ancient site in June. We were there on a Sunday and were very pleasantly surprised at how many Greek families with children of all ages (starting with some 2 year old) were there. We had to wait for around 1 hour (every 4 people were considered a group and went in, followed by the next as soon as another group had left). We were not sorry for the wait, it was well worth it. There is some shade where you can wait and a few stone benches, but the place clearly is not equipped for COVID measures.

The museum is very beautifully organized with a clear route to be followed, detailed information both in Greek and English. The artefacts are quite numerous, very valuable and cover an important part in Greek history.

Highly recommend!
Written July 7, 2021
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LINDA081
BELGIUM558 contributions
Sep 2021
We made a stop on our way from Thessaloniki to Vikos gorge and we are happy we did. This museum is well worth the stopover although usually we are not really into museums. The tombs still are in the original setting and the museum is build around it. It feels like walking around in a tumulus and the golden artifacts are amazing. Just enough information to get a good feeling of the place.
Written November 17, 2021
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nikoletg998
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Difficult access to the museum. Access only by feet on an uphill village. The ticket of €12 covers visits to the tombs and the museum, the palace and the ancient theatre. The palace is under construction so was not able to see it so there is already a loss of the value of your money. The entrance to the actual tombs takes up to three hours as they only let one visitor group at a time. Time allowed in the museum is up to 90 mins. In total my family and I waited in the summer heat of Greece for THREE HOURS!!! when we were told it’s only 30 mins wait. Also The theatre is 1,5km away on a steep long hill so cannot really visit easily without a car.
Definitely NOT WORTH IT. Don’t waste your time in Greece visiting this museum.
Written June 21, 2021
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Nomad05191010303
9 contributions
Sep 2021 • Business
The museum itself is pretty impressive and the artefacts are great. Unfortunately, very overpriced compared to the other museums in all the rest of Greece that we have visited over the past few weeks. Also, we were given a number and made to queue outside with no reference to how long we were to wait. If we had known it was 20 minutes, we would have gone for a little walk around first.
Written September 22, 2021
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Peter B
Cincinnati, OH310 contributions
Sep 2021
This may be the most unusual museum I've seen. It's part of the actual tomb complex. The artifacts are from tombs found intact of Phillip II and close relations. The quality of the workmanship, especially the gold, is staggering.
An hour is sufficient for a visit, and may be all that the docents will allow. They are limiting access and time for social distancing requirements.
Written October 23, 2021
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386gailr
Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland263 contributions
Aug 2021
Most archeological and historical museums present there items poorly and very often a lot of pieces are exhibited in vitrines with poor lighting and poorer background - real problem for photographers. Not so in the Museum of the royal tombs of Aigai. Not only is the entire Museum dark and the only elimination is on the objects displayed, but there are really no lights outside the vitrines. Therefore, there are no reflections from the glass ruining your images. Second, the objects are displayed in well organised groups - not to big to distract from each other. The quality of the objects on display is simply outstanding and just blows you away. The silver and gold ornaments and jewellery are fantastic by todays standards let alone considering that they were made 2500 years ago. While the surface exhibits in Aigai are disappointing, the museum is definitely a must-see.
Written August 27, 2021
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hongkongtravellers
Hong Kong, China31 contributions
Sep 2020
The approach to the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai is unassuming and you wonder if you have taken the wrong road. But once inside the Museum you discover a world of treasures displayed in an authentic and fascinating style. We have all heard of Alexander the Great which makes this museum even more fascinating as you have a glimpse of his family heritage. We stayed much longer than planned. This museum is not like other museums and is well worth the visit. Definitely not to be missed
Written September 26, 2020
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doctorjane
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK152 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
It’s open normal hours following COVID-19 but with social distancing and masks. So fewer people and better views of the exhibits which are amazing. I learned a lot about the times of Phillip ll and his son Alexander the Great. The museum is built over the original tombs but you still have the idea about what it is like to walk down to the underground mausoleums and much of the relics with which the king was buried remain. The gold caskets and funeral wreaths are beautiful. Stunning! We also visited nearby Pella.
Written August 25, 2020
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RIA P
Athens, Greece68 contributions
Feb 2020
An excellent strategic place, with small hills, lush vegetation, fruit trees and fresh water.
This is the place where Philip II shows his skills and of course Alexander the Great began his journey to get acquainted with Greek culture in the world.
A museum that leaves you speechless with the faithful depiction of the time and the setting.
Written February 19, 2020
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