Visit these museums to learn more about Greece and its History!
Are you ready to explore Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology?
In a historic Art Nouveau building at the very heart of Athens, we present more than 145 functional inventions through our exhibition “Ancient Greece – The Origins of Technologies”. From the robot-servant of Philon to the Hydraulic Clock of Ktesibios and the Antikythera Mechanism, you will get to know a relatively unknown aspect of Ancient Greek culture.
What to expect: Interactive guided tours | Experimental workshops on different topics | Handmade replicas of the exhibits at the Museum’s shop.
Kotsanas Museum is nominated for the “European Museum Award 2019”.
6 Pindarou St. & Academias – Kolonaki
t: +30 211 41 10 044
450 m / SINTAGMA / METRO LINE 2, 3
Museum Herakleidon was founded in 2004 by Mr and Mrs Firos and extends to two buildings in the historic district of Thissio, next to the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus. The buildings are located at 16 Herakleidon and 37 Ap. Pavlou, both pedestrian streets.
Museum Herakleidon is an interactive center of science popularization and a technological museum that focuses on antiquity, with emphasis on the achievements of the ancient Greeks. The current exhibition is «EUREKA, Science, Art and Technology of the Ancient Greeks» demonstrating War Technology and Automata of Ancient Greece.”
Ancient Greek Technology | War Technology in Ancient Greece | Automata – Antikythera Mechanism | Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday 10:00-15:00 last admission, 14:00 | Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00 last admission, 17:15
16, Hrakleidon str-Thissio-Athens
T. 0030 210 34 61 981
300 M / THISSIO / METRO LINE 1
Epigraphic Museum of Athens houses the largest collection of ancient Greek inscriptions, the primary historical sources, that provide valuable information for the economic, politic, religious and social life of antiquity. It stores 14078 inscriptions on stone, deriving mostly from Attica, the region that gave birth to the democracy, but also from other areas of the ancient Greek world. Most of the inscriptions are written in ancient Greek language, few in Latin and a small number in other languages (Phoenician, Hebrew and Ottoman), and they are dating from the 8th cent. B.C., until Byzantine, Post Byzantine and later times. Because of the great variety of subjects of ancient Greek inscriptions, a visitor of the Epigraphic Museum can learn about all aspects of ancient life, ranging from details of private lives to the most important aspects of public life and politics.
Opening hours: 08:30 – 16:00, closed on Tuesdays.
1 Tositsa St. – Athens | t: +30 210 82 32 950
e-mail: [email protected] | fb: Epigraphical Museum Athens
850 M/ VICTORIA / METRO LINE 1
INDUSTRIAL GAS MUSEUM