Archimedes Museum
Archimedes Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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A unique museum in the centre of Ancient Olympia for the greatest mind of all time! Reconstructed inventions of Archimedes and his time. Interactive replicas of the ancient greek world.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Scott H
    San Marcos, Texas5 contributions
    Archimedes’ museum
    This little museum is a great treasure. Who knew Archimedes discovered/invented so much. The museum’s replications of his many inventions are fantastic as are their descriptions of his math discoveries. There are a lot of hands on displays to engage both children and adults. Free entrance but you’ll want to leave a donation to help the museum. Don’t miss it while you’re in Olympia.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Jane
    Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
    Worth visiting
    Worth visiting! Small but entertaining museum, whether your an adult or a child. Excellent and detailed explanations, better than the museums I visited in Athens. Some exhibits are interactive. The whole thing can be visited in 30 mins.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Mirit E
    London, United Kingdom7 contributions
    A gem of a museum: find out how inventive the ancient Greeks were!
    A delightful visit to this small museum, packed with interesting, informative and interactive displays. It was fantastic fun to play complex tic-tac-toe (with nine pieces each and a complex board), and there are many other 'ancient' board games, to test out the first 'burglar alarm', see the starter mechanism for races at the ancient Olympic games and many more. The staff are dedicated and helpful and very knowledgeable. Well worth a visit!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • amanda mowle
    Port Macquarie, Australia118 contributions
    Well worth the Time
    This is only a small museum but it is full of the most incredible and interesting inventions, some I knew about, many others I didn’t. Our host, Dora was fascinating, with her knowledge of how each invention worked! She was generous with her time and her passion was visible. It is a donation only museum and there are hands on activities for children. A great hour spent!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 6, 2023
  • gpants1
    Sydney, Australia132 contributions
    Excellent little museum. And free!! Donations welcome.
    What a brilliant little museum. Set up by a philanthropist and costing nothing to enter (there is a donation box) this is a little gem. It covers many of the extraordinary inventions he created and explains them in English as well as Greek. The models are fabulous and there are interactive sections for kids. Really great!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 20, 2023
  • Luke C
    San Diego, California3 contributions
    Ancient Greek Technology bought to Life at the Archimedes Museum in Olympia Greece
    We had a blast exploring this small but packed museum that contained working replicas of technology that was invented in Greece by the likes of Archimedes, Heron, Ktesibios, and Philon. We were given an excellent tour by a young lady highlighting and demonstrating the technology. Highly recommended. There was no charge to enter, however a small donation was encouraged. We probably spent about one hour there.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 7, 2023
  • Robs014
    201 contributions
    Interesting and interactive
    Interestingly museum about Archimedes and his inventions, some which you can use. The doorbell invention was my favourite. Knowledgeable staff to tell you the stories behind the inventions. Would be fun with kids. Free entry, donations accepted.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Heidi G
    1 contribution
    10 out of 10 - you must go.
    10/10- you must visit. As written by a 9 and 11 year old: it was great because it was interactive and the lady that worked there took time to show us the exhibits and explain how the machines were built and how they worked. I loved the way that you could see the insides of the machines and how they worked, also that you can try these amazing inventions yourself. It helped me realise how things are made and how they work. By mum and dad: the boys were thoroughly captivated. Especially by the pulley system activity where they had to land the boats. We loved it too. There was time to play games watch each of the systems working on a tv display and many interactive stations that were incredible. We were there just over an hour. It was fantastic. So glad we stopped by. You must go.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 19, 2023
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Spiderdog
Cheshire, UK7,548 contributions
Sep 2020
Museum which focuses on the engineering/mathematical and scientific inventions of Archimedes and fellow inventors.
There are working examples and a very knowledgeable member of staff to explain and demonstrate them to visitors.
We really enjoyed visiting and found it educational and interesting.
It's situated close to ancient Olympia and the tourist shops and restaurants so easy to combine with these if you are visiting.
Definitely worth calling in and has been listed as one the the best kept secret museums in Europe.
Written October 23, 2020
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thank you very much for your great review! We are glad you have enjoyed your visit at our Museum!
Written November 5, 2020
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VTJedi
Virginia3,020 contributions
May 2022
The Archimedes Museum was recommended to us by the owner of the hotel we stayed in. This free museum is small, but the man working gave us a tour and demonstrated many of the different inventions to us which was quite fun. The only downside was not having more time to explore.

After our trip to Greece, I went online to find a Pythagorean Cup (which they demonstrated at the museum) and when it was delivered I noted that it actually came from the Archimedes Museum (in an other city in Greece).

Great memories here and I'd highly recommend stopping by if you're in Olympia.
Written July 17, 2022
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Thank you for your review and your kind words. We are glad you have enjoyed your visit at our museum. Hope you have the chance to visit our museum once again in the future.
Written June 6, 2023
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Oliver
Merzenich, Germany12 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Although we already visited a museum with the same theme in Athens, this museum was very informative. The advantage here was, that they had videos of the different mechanisms, so you could understand the exponates better. Also the guide gave us additional insight into the machines. It can be also recommended for children, because you can interact with many of the machines by yourself.
A very interesting interdisciplinary experience.
Written July 26, 2021
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Thank you for your kind review!
Written August 2, 2021
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Sean1985
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is an incredible hands-on museum, featuring meticulous reconstructions of ancient Greek inventions. Both a history lesson and an accessible introduction to mechanical engineering. We didn’t come with kids, but I imagine it would be fantastic for kids. A treat for both the imagination and the intellect, and a nice counterbalance to the other museums we’ve been to on this trip.
Written October 12, 2021
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Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you have enjoyed your visit to our Museum!
Written October 19, 2021
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Luke C
San Diego, CA3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We had a blast exploring this small but packed museum that contained working replicas of technology that was invented in Greece by the likes of Archimedes, Heron, Ktesibios, and Philon. We were given an excellent tour by a young lady highlighting and demonstrating the technology. Highly recommended. There was no charge to enter, however a small donation was encouraged. We probably spent about one hour there.
Written November 7, 2023
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Heidi G
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
10/10- you must visit. As written by a 9 and 11 year old: it was great because it was interactive and the lady that worked there took time to show us the exhibits and explain how the machines were built and how they worked. I loved the way that you could see the insides of the machines and how they worked, also that you can try these amazing inventions yourself. It helped me realise how things are made and how they work.
By mum and dad: the boys were thoroughly captivated. Especially by the pulley system activity where they had to land the boats. We loved it too. There was time to play games watch each of the systems working on a tv display and many interactive stations that were incredible. We were there just over an hour. It was fantastic. So glad we stopped by. You must go.
Written December 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

gpants1
Sydney, Australia132 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
What a brilliant little museum. Set up by a philanthropist and costing nothing to enter (there is a donation box) this is a little gem. It covers many of the extraordinary inventions he created and explains them in English as well as Greek. The models are fabulous and there are interactive sections for kids. Really great!
Written October 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Scott H
San Marcos, TX5 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
This little museum is a great treasure. Who knew Archimedes discovered/invented so much. The museum’s replications of his many inventions are fantastic as are their descriptions of his math discoveries. There are a lot of hands on displays to engage both children and adults. Free entrance but you’ll want to leave a donation to help the museum. Don’t miss it while you’re in Olympia.
Written June 29, 2023
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MillyFrank
Huddersfield, UK19 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
A lovely surprise, a little gem. A quick stop off after a tour of the Olympia Site, looking for something to do for half an hour before the coach left. A free museum with tip box, many excellent, small exhibitions and examples of Ancient Greek machines. Science and mathematics brought to life. An excellent impromptu tour by the owner, well worth a visit.
Written July 20, 2022
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Thank you for your review and your kind words. We are glad you have enjoyed your visit at our museum. Hope you have the chance to visit our museum once again in the future.
Written June 6, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

amanda mowle
Port Macquarie, Australia118 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
This is only a small museum but it is full of the most incredible and interesting inventions, some I knew about, many others I didn’t. Our host, Dora was fascinating, with her knowledge of how each invention worked! She was generous with her time and her passion was visible. It is a donation only museum and there are hands on activities for children. A great hour spent!
Written September 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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