Specialty Museums in Athens

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Specialty Museums in Athens

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  • dankas1361
    Eighty Four, PA181 contributions
    We had some extra free time in Athens, and decided to give this museum a try. It’s on three floors of an old building in Athens. It is a private collection with some of the strangest looking autos I’ve ever seen. If you’re a bit of a car nut, it’s well worth the visit.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Linda B
    Riga, Latvia81 contributions
    I was somehow hoping for a little more than what they had, but I don’t regret going. The exhibits were nice, but mind you it’s all physics - no magic tricks involved. Is probably very much fun and a great way to entertain the kids after dragging them through the historical sights.
    Written July 4, 2020
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  • BruTho
    Hamburg, Germany106 contributions
    Fantastic guided tour in French language - amazing discoveries of Ancient Greek technology. Super friendly tour guide and staff
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Lisa F
    Hartford, CT97 contributions
    Behind an unassuming door lies one of the most interesting museums that I have ever visited! The history of the Jews of Greece dates from the fourth century BC up to the present day, with important chapters related to the inquisition and to the Holocaust. The building of this museum is interestingly arranged with fascinating artifacts and stories. I am grateful that most of the signs were in English as well as Greek. And the small gift shop has lovely and reasonable jewelry as well as books and CDs related to the Jews of Greece.

    Before the Holocaust, Sephardic Jews speaking Ladino, and smaller groups of Helenite and Ashkenazi Jews were scattered in robust communities throughout the country. A visit to this museum inspired me to visit Jewish monuments and museums in Ioannina and Thessaloniki.

    Fascinating!
    Written March 11, 2022
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  • Scrummybunny
    Essex, UK59 contributions
    We spotted this museum whilst having lunch at restaurant opposite. The museum is two buildings with the main entrance on another street. Many interesting exhibits with clear explanations. The model of the work site for the construction of the Parthenon was very good. My favourite however was the moving automated servant of Philo and Heron. The videos can be watched in English on the second floor, they were a little bit slow but as we were the only ones watching we were able to fast forward some of them! I think due to Covid there are no longer any demostrations. The gift shop is now only open on Saturday and Sunday, but there is a staff member in the shop to tell you this!!! We really enjoyed the visit and purchased the guide book back at the entrance.
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • leileireid
    London, UK445 contributions
    My friend wanted to visit the coin collection so I tagged along - if you aren’t in to coins (FYI the collection is amazing) it is worth paying the entry fee just to walk around the floors and look at the room decorations which are amazing.

    If you like coins then this museum is coin heaven.

    If you are a fan of sports and the Olympics then define you visit as they have the original modern Olympic Games medals on display.

    If you aren’t interested in any of the above there is a very nice cafe around the back.

    There was a staff member in every room who where all friendly and lovely. The only down side was that the gift shop was closed.
    Written October 1, 2021
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  • leileireid
    London, UK445 contributions
    It’s a lovely small museum that charts the history of an Athens based jewellery company with a wide variety of different types of Jewellery on display.

    There is a lot to read as for each collection they give you a good insight in to the design process which is behind the collection. It was very hot in there when we visited so make sure you bring water with you.
    Written September 30, 2021
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  • Dimitra G
    Athens, Greece33 contributions
    A traditional building of three floors displaying traditional/folk instruments from different Greek districts with possibility to hear the music of them. It’s worthy to visit it while strolling in Plaka, The ticket for adult costed only 2 euro. For child was free. The kid liked it very much.
    Written January 5, 2022
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  • docklas
    Athens, Greece795 contributions
    Excellent place for large scale meetings and symposia. Plenty of space inside and outside where there should be more shadow. Bar is rather inefficient in large events. Also there is an inefficiency in reaching the venue by public transportation as there are a couple of busses servicing only. No metro 🚇 or tram 🚋 and train 🚉.
    Written May 30, 2019
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  • RebeccaHTraveller
    Crawley, UK115 contributions
    We came here on a Saturday morning to visit the Industrial Gas Museum. Very quiet - we were the only people for most of the time we were there. The Technopolis site is a complex of buildings used for events, and also has the preserved buildings and equipment of the old gas works. You pay €1 each and can then follow the numbered areas to go through the various processes of refining the gas for consumer use - very interesting and well worth visiting. Also there is a "skywalk" playground which has a high walkway suitable for older children. Easy to get to - we used the trolleybus from Omonia and it is also next to Kerameikos metro.
    Written August 23, 2019
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  • Anastasia I
    12 contributions
    Plato's museum is one of the best examples of good educationla spaces. Accents of history (Athens and Philosophy at all) are well ell emphasized. I want to thank those people who worked with information and information design. Everything is quite clear, simple and motivating for deeply study the subject.
    Written October 14, 2019
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  • Mike O
    Baldock, UK95 contributions
    This is truly one of the best small museums I have ever visited. Set in a lovely old Athenian Mansion the museum is on 4 floors and is divided into a series of galleries that take you from Ancient times to the modern day. Each gallery brings a new surprise and the artefacts are generally remarkably well preserved. From cooking pots, statues, fine jewellery and ancient swords on the ground floor through magnificent costumes to rival those in the V&A (London) and beautifully presented room layouts on the second floor to more recent art, military artefacts and a host of other interesting objects on the 3rd and 4th floors. Also a nice cafe accessed from the 3rd floor.
    Worth spending 2-3 hours and a place the whole family will enjoy.
    Written September 17, 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA12,740 contributions
    A private foundation that stages special expos and also has a concert hall, a small cafe and a gift store. The expo I saw, on women during the Greek Revolution, was of modest interest.
    Written July 1, 2021
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  • Marianthi A
    1 contribution
    We went to the museum around noon with our two daughters and they both enjoyed it very much, each one exploring the exhibition on her own way. The exhibition is about ANGER! And there are so many different exhibits about it that when you leave ou have the feeling that you have really seen all aspects of anger! They made drawings about anger, created their stories and read the tale of the museum. The staff were very calm and polite and guided us through the exhibition. Any time we had a question they were always happy to help us and provided suggestions.
    The Museum has also an interesting small shop from where we bought a poster with emotions. The poster is still on our fridge and we use it almost daily by putting on our special magnets showing how we feel! It has helped both little ones to build emotional awareness and it's also fun!
    Written April 29, 2018
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  • steven m
    Edinburgh, UK788 contributions
    One of the joys of Athens in winter is visiting all the smaller museums and usually being the only visitor. This was no exception! Arriving first thing in the morning I had the entire collection to myself, and particularly admired the objects from the ancient Cyclades and Minoan Crete as well as beautiful Attic pottery and also the nice collection of white lekythoi.

    The Byzantine section is not open in winter. Still for just €2 it's a wonderful place to spend an hour or so.
    Written December 18, 2018
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