National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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National Archaeological Museum is an archaeological museum in Athens, Greece. The museum is dedicated to displaying artefacts from a range of archaeological locations around Greece. It is considered to have one of the richest collections of Greek antiquity in the entire world. The museum was established in 1829. It moved to its current Neoclassical purpose-built building in 1889, the main architect of the building was Panagis Kalkos. The museum is known for its collection of inscriptions which is thought to be the best in the world. The museum also has a top-rated pre-historic collection as well as a collection of sculptures and much more.

Getting there

The closest metro station is ‘Omonia’ on the M1 and M2 lines, this is a five-minute walk away from the museum. The 3, 6, 022, 054, 224, 608 and 622 buses all stop outside the museum at the ‘Polytechneio’ stop.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open daily, 8am-8pm except for Mondays when the museum opens later at 1 pm. Admission to the museum is set at 10 euros, under 18s enter for free with proof of age.

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  • 28is Oktovriou 44, Athina 106 82, Greece
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  • +30 21 3214 4800

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