School Life and Education Museum

School Life and Education Museum, Athens: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, School Life and Education Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

School Life and Education Museum

School Life and Education Museum
4.5
Science Museums • Children's Museums • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
How to get there
  • Akropoli • 5 min walk
  • Monastiraki • 8 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
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permia
Ireland37,186 contributions
Fine account of teaching young minds
Mar 2020
It’s well worth the time spent with this interesting chronicle of Greek education, focussing on the 19th and 20th centuries.

Passing along a pleasant courtyard with seating and tables, the displays are housed in a fine building from the mid-19th century.

Chronicling the transition from an education dominated by the church to a more state overseen system is well covered.

Classrooms with desks, blackboard and learning paraphernalia are evocative. An exhibit in miniature of a school with all its detail is very well composed.

Many books and volumes, in a number of languages, are shown. Illustrating once again the broad sweep of learning.
Written April 18, 2020
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Written May 9, 2020
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BOGDAN
Bucharest, Romania22 contributions
Nice to see if you have some time
Jan 2020
A small and nostalgic museum. Overalla nice experience. Doesn’t take long to visit, about 15min.
The only improvement would be a guided tour included in the ticket price, definitely would make the experience more interactive and fun.
Written January 10, 2020
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Written May 9, 2020
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CBR
126 contributions
A sweet little museum
Jun 2019 • Couples
It is situated not far from the acropolis but on some side streets the tourist hordes ignore. It is cheap and worth a stop. Interesting to see how education is a political football everywhere.
Written June 11, 2019
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Written June 23, 2019
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maria mou
2 contributions
amazing
Sep 2018 • Family
it was situated in the heart of athens, in a very beatiful street called plaka. a very old and full of character building. the museum itseld was amazing, with a very realistic classroom in the bottom floor showing how it used to be in the old days. the kids loved it. we recommend it to everyone who is a teacher or loves old books, history, ad also families with children as there are also many workshops happening including a summer camp!
Written March 16, 2019
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Written May 9, 2020
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maconMouse
Macon, GA526 contributions
A hidden gem in Plaka
Mar 2019 • Solo
If you are a teacher, you must see this special little museum. Loved sitting in the desks of days gone by and seeing the books, decorations, and school supplies. Very friendly staff.
Written March 12, 2019
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Written May 9, 2020
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bettychienne
Surrey34 contributions
So worth a visit!
Nov 2017 • Friends
Happened upon this small museum purely by chance during an evening walk in the area. It's located over 3 floors in the former home of a wealthy family (look up at the ceilings!) and contains 19th and 20th century exhibits from Greek schools. Apart from the insight into another country's educational system, it also revealed to this foreign visitor the political nature of the selection and supply of school books and the development of the modern Greek language. I had no idea prior to my visit that children had been expected to learn Katharevousa Greek prior to Demotic Greek becoming standard. The punishments dealt out to pupils are also quite shocking (although English public schools of the same era were certainly little better!). Nice gift shop too. Very glad we went in!
Written November 27, 2017
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isaakstogios
Athens, Greece19 contributions
Wonderful!
Jun 2017 • Solo
I have visited School Life and Education Museum several times with my class (i am a teacher). Each time we had a great time, you can see exhibits that bring back memories and nostalgia but also learn new things about education. The most important thing though, was that my students took part in the Museum's educational activities with great pleasure and were very impressed with the Museum in general, that is not a common thing when we visit other Museums.
Written June 13, 2017
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kona p
Sofia, Bulgaria2 contributions
lovely and interesting!
Apr 2015 • Solo
It was an interesting experience which was very educational! The museums building is intriguing and so full of history! They couldn't have made a better choice for a history museum! They have tons of activities, for small children and even adults, that are not necessarily constricted into the museum! Most weekends they organize walks around the acropolis which is both an entertaining and educational experience because they provide you with tons of info that otherwise you wouldn't know! Finally I think the most interesting part of the museum (except from large amount of old school books and artifacts they have displayed) is in the basement where they have reenacted an old school class!! The attention to the detail is fascinating! A must see for anyone with a remote interest in both greek education and life in the past!
Written May 26, 2015
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School Life and Education Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM