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Museum of the History of Athens University

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Museum of the History of Athens University

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permia wrote a review Mar 2020
Ireland36,321 contributions1,556 helpful votes
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After the upheavals of the long struggle for independence, an important goal of the new Greek state was the implementation of modern educational institutions. Here documents marvellously the nascent university component of this objective. At this fine Kleanthous House the first university sat for about four years, from 1837. With just four faculties, but effectively more disciplines given that one, Philosophy, in those days incorporated mathematics and physics. A broad collection of documents, and artefacts comprising pharmaceutical, medical and scientific items are on display. Photographs of early students, well attended lectures and academic staff are to be seen. The 150th anniversary was celebrated in 1985 and the well-wishing from American universities like Cornell and Temple are proudly exhibited.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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RebeccaHTraveller wrote a review Aug 2019
Crawley, United Kingdom116 contributions44 helpful votes
This museum is a short walk from the Monastiraki area but is quiet as not part of the normal tourist trail. Welcomed by a lovely dog obviously owned by the people who run it! Not a large museum but plenty of interest to see, and wonderful views over Athens from the terrace on the top floor.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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CBR wrote a review Jun 2019
124 contributions23 helpful votes
An interesting museum which will appeal to many. Cheap admission. A great outside terrace with fine views over Athens. It us close to other small museums which you can drop into.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Hajnalka wrote a review Feb 2019
Budapest52 contributions5 helpful votes
Great story line troughout the beginning times of the modern university in Athens. I was happy to see the first woman graduated there and all the old medical devices and teaching models.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Dream50285278548 wrote a review Jan 2019
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Situated in a house of a great turkish lady that the first king of Greece Otto bought, the Museum is extremely interesting. The ancient books, medical instruments, astrological maps take you to a trip through the time. An interesting fact, sometimes the students followed lessons at the professors houses. And many more!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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