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Address: Paparigopoulou 7, Athens, Greece
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URGENT: the museum is nowhere near where it shown to be on TripAdvisor's Google map. The problem is with very similar street names. The museum is at 7 Ioannou Paparrigopoulou... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2016
Dane C
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This Museum presents the modern history of Athens. Your tour will also include many other facets of Athenian history, culture and life. Several collections reflect the different aspects of the city offered by the Museum.

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Thank burkskim
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

URGENT: the museum is nowhere near where it shown to be on TripAdvisor's Google map. The problem is with very similar street names. The museum is at 7 Ioannou Paparrigopoulou, between the Plateia Klathmonos (square) and that National History Museum. Closest metro stop is Panepistimio. (Eyewitness Travel guides have it at the right location on their maps, but quite incorrectly... More 

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Thank Dane C
Athens, Greece
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163 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This museum is probably the only museum in Greece where you can still see the insides of a palace! It contains several objects relating to the everyday life of the King and the Queen. The famous huge painting is somehow unreal!

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1 Thank Vanessa_Fou
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The museum is small and limited but is definitely worth an hours visit. The huge painting by Jaques Carrey was made 13 years (1674) before the huge explosion in 1674 which did terrible damage on the top of the Acropolis. This painting over 5 m long is probably the closest one will get to visualizing the original area. Strongly suggested... More 

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1 Thank Jonathan A
Athens, Greece
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

a small very psecialized "museum".just a collection in a city that has vry many realunique museums. Interesting building.

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Thank Xenophon M
Picton, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Museum was good, but unfortunately the day that we went it was very busy with school children so we were not able to really enjoy it as much as we would have liked to. I would definitely like to visit this museum again so that I can get to explore it more and appreciate it better with much less... More 

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Thank konbel
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

The name of this small and a bit grubby museum is entirely misleading: it gives nothing away of what is here. It's certainly not a museum of the city's history. So what is it? I'm still mystified and I'm quite a history buff. It's a pair of town houses, one filled (vaguely) with items related to King Otto of Greece.... More 

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2 Thank Peter E
Αthens
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150 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

It used to be the house of the first king of Greece and it is renovated and you can see original furniture . The most interesting part is in the ground floor an architectural plan of Athens in 19tj century. Also you should have a cofee or drink in the garden (the cafe is really unique)

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3 Thank giorgosfoutas
Cairns, Australia
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An interesting little museum. Many exhibits,including quite old furniture as well. I found the lighting rather difficult and descriptions on the exhibits a bit hard to follow.But interesting as a part of Greek history just the same.If you are out for a stro;; from your city hotel its worth a quick look.

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1 Thank GayeOz
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the building that housed Otto, the first King of Greece. Marvellous neo-classical architecture, with simple bavarian lines. Most of the furniture has also been preserved. The audio-visual interactive display on the ground floor offers a wealth of information on many other ancient building in Athens. The bistrot in the back garden is an added bonus.

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3 Thank Savas S

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