The Acropolis Museum (Greek: Μουσείο Ακρόπολης, Mouseio Akropolis) is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.
The museum was founded in 2003 while the Organization of the Museum was established in 2008. It opened to the public on 20 June 2009. More than 4,250 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square metres. The Organization for the Construction of the new museum is chaired by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, Dimitrios Pandermalis.
Con Stroulios | Feb 24, 2018
A grand place of architecture to show case the beauty and splendor of the golden age of Ancient Greece, what a tribute to the Acropolis mirrored in the reflection from the museum, striking!!! The entrance alone is worthy, and sets the tone of what to expect inside. Inside the area is spacious and well thought out and there is a flow of how things are to go, an order as such for the floors above . From small items at the lower levels to the pride of all of the Greek Empire, The Acropolis, and how it would have been at its glory. As you look at all the pieces that are missing, I felt kind of sad, with a bit of a tear in the eye, you choke up a bit. Extraordinary, good job. Its a must to see!!!
Capt. Jibin Joseph | Jan 17, 2018
Acropolis museum is close to the acropolis mount. It has 3 floor of thousands of years of history and legend waiting to amaze you. Entry fee is a nominal 5 euro. It has a book shop with important information and a cafe to relax. The ground floor has a soviner shop. The duty hands in each level is happy to help you at any time. On the ground floor photography is not allowed.
Bradley Payne | Feb 11, 2018
The museum is absolutely worth checking it out. It is built literally atop an archaeological dig site, and houses some of the most beautiful and ancient works of art. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple hours taking in the magnificent frescos and sculptures and also learn about the history of the world class Acropolis site.
M. Flammia | Feb 5, 2018
Wasn't really a fan of this museum. The best part for me was the Lego build display and the short film. The rebuilding of the sculptures looked pretty bad for a museum like this. But at 5 Euros it wasn't too bad. I would personally go here before seeing the Pantheon if you don't know the history
Steve Pack | Feb 6, 2018
A lovely hotel in the heart of Athens. Some rooms offer a view of the Parthenon. Friendly staff. Decent wifi. The rooms were clean and comfortable although our was a bit too warm when we visited in January.
Ryan Mooneyham | Apr 1, 2018
Absolutely beautiful building. Well laid out, has great explanations of everything in English and Greek. No pictures allowed inside, with a few exceptions. Be sure to look down when you get inside as you can see an archaeological dig occurring beneath you. Great way to end a trip to the Acropolis. Compared to the National Archaeological Museum, there are fewer artifacts, but they are much more accessible and the building itself is much nicer, feels less crowded, and is in a more accessible location if you're staying near the city center.
Sarah Emmerson | Mar 31, 2018
Decent museum, €5 entry so good value for money. Lots to see but for me not enough information around daily life or the overall history of the place. Nothing really interactive there either. Be aware you'll have to leave your bag in a cloakroom, and no photos are allowed! Worth seeing once but wouldn't bother going back.
Simon Jaeger | Apr 1, 2018
It's a great place to go after you visit the Acropolis itself and learn some more about it. It's beautifully designed, great atmosphere, really interesting. It's free for students, so if you're a student, don't hesitate! Some art pieces of the Acropolis are astonishing and repaired and restored in beautiful detail. Also there is a short video running all day in different languages, which gives you some more information about what happened to the Acropolis.
D.A. | Mar 22, 2018
The Acropolis Museum deserves five stars just for the architecture and design of the building. It is a glass and modern masterpiece and on top of that; there is a great collection of art and pieces from the Acropolis. I would recommend to come to the Museum after visiting the Acropolis as it would help you to understand more about this ancient site. My only complain about the museum is that it is not easily to explore and you could easily miss a few pieces and room because of this. I didn’t like the fact you couldn’t take picture from the interior.
Henry Hulme | Mar 6, 2018
Multilevel well laid out museum holding various statues and sculpture from the nearby acropolis. Sadly many of the pieces are if course well worn with age, but the careful positioning in displays gives a sense of what they may have looked like at the height of their glory. One improvement might be for the museum to give more context to some of the pieces (e.g rather than just identifying a statue, explain some more about the mythological characters depicted). This is done for a handful of carvings, but not in great detail - it's worth reading up a little on Greek mythology before you come!
Brett Gottfried | Apr 20, 2018
A beautifully laid out museum that shows a ton of old Greek sculptures and statues. On the bottom floor it is mainly old pots and other clay items, then you moving into the tools they use. Once you get higher up you see the sculptures and statues. On the top floor they have actual sized room of the Parthenon with the remaining pieces display as they would have been seen on the old structure. It is quite amazing and fun to walk around getting a feel for the true size and the story that the old plates told.
Maureen Raud | Apr 18, 2018
Fantastic museum full of light and space. Statues and artefacts beautifully presented with plenty of information in both Greek and English. An interesting display on the ground floor showing how the treasures of the Parthenon and other nearby buildings were excavated and moved to the museum. Good view of the Parthenon from the huge windows on the top floor. If you're over 65 and a member of the EU (make the most of the time left) you get half-price entry so have some ID with you.
Ron Schroeder | May 2, 2018
Late in the game when it comes to saving the fresco of the Acropolis, most of them are weathered and worn past the point of being able to appreciate the fine artistry involved in creating them. If you get a chance compare them to the ones in the British Museum. Those ones are astonishing. Still this facility is top notch with many other fine sculptures on display, educational videos and a really good restaurant with a striking view of the real Acropolis.
Andrew Tanner | Apr 29, 2018
Really nice place. If you are visiting the Parthenon or should also be on your list. Informative with good exhibition of the materials removed from the site along with a good description of how it works have looked when first built. Give yourself a couple of hours to see it all. Nice cafe half way along so you can stop for lunch or a drink.
Blake Walker | Jun 13, 2018
A tasteful and modern approach to telling the story of Athena’s Temple complex and its importance in the classical world. Come and be inspired to about what Athena was to Athens and what she has become to the world. An excellent outdoor cafe, with good service staff. A beautiful view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. I appreciate hat no pictures are allowed here. Very respectful.
Hiliana Fienieg | May 18, 2018
An absolute must-see in Greece! The first time we came we went to the Acropolis itself first, but now I know better 😉 this museum is a historical gem. Each floor has been carefully crafted to depict the different phases of ancient Greek history. Tip: it takes about 2 hours to see it all. If you can afford it, do go for an official tour guide. We had one this second time and it was worth every cent we paid.
Thomas Theunen | Jun 6, 2018
Very nice museum with a lot of exhibitions. We spent around 2 hours here and had something to drink in the museum bistro which had a nice terrace above the entrance. Overall the experience was good, but a lot of people used their cellphones and cameras even though this is forbidden. The museum staff did not enforce this either which is a shame. Entrance is cheap and even free for students.
Gabriel Guendelman | Jun 13, 2018
Impressive museum. I would recommend visiting the museum before climbing the Acropolis. The visit may take you some time, manly due to the reason that there is no audio guide and there is a lot to read. I would recommend to start with a brief overview and later focus on the staff you were more interested in.
Shane R | Jun 7, 2018
Acropolis Museum !!! Arguably the best museum in Greece !!! An absolutely amazing collection of outstanding artifacts stupendously presented with a wealth of information. So much to see, so much to do and everything is extraordinarily well done, truly this is a National Treasure !!! The customer service here is fantastic, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and the gift shops have a wonderful selection of choice souvenirs and memorabilia to be had. If your checking out the Acropolis you have to make the short walk over to see this glorious museum and its tremendous relics. It's built right on top of the old city and you can actually see the excavated remains thru the glass floors, truly a modern marvel celebrating phenomenally historic antiquity in the most wonderful of ways !!!!!
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