Museum of Byzantine Culture

Thessaloniki, Greece

The Museum of Byzantine Culture was opened in 1994. It was established with the aim of creating a centre in which aspects of Byzantine culture surviving in Macedonia in general and Thessaloniki in particular may be kept, researched, and studied.

The museum has collections of sculpture, frescoes, mosaics, icons, and inscriptions from the Byzantine period. It has permanent exhibitions, rooms for temporary thematic exhibitions, conservation workshops, and storerooms. The exhibits include sculptures, wall paintings, mosaic floors, icons, metalwork, coins, inscriptions, glassware, and pottery.



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Founded: 1994
Category: Museums in Greece

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C Cutler (5 months ago)
Impressive collection and state of the art museum of Byzantine art. Consider the three day pass for €15 providing access to the Byzantine, archaeological, museums, and the white tower in Rotonda.
Kwame Obroni (6 months ago)
The museum has 11 rooms to visit, and each room is perfectly clean, beautiful, rich in artefacts, explanations, and history. There's also an audio guide (handheld phone device) in every major language, and the whole museum is well ventilated, and once again, extremely clean and spacious. There's a lot to see, the museum is included in a special package that costs 15€ for 4 different places in Thessaloniki (archaeology museum, white tower, byzantine culture museum, rotunda), which is a bargain. All in all, this museum is a must-see for every history enthusiast, and a pleasing endeavor for everybody else. Once again, the number of artefacts and findings, and the state in which they were kept is outstanding.
MJ Plate (6 months ago)
I went at 7:30 pm on one of the free museum nights (Aug 1 & 31 are free after 6:30 pm). I didn't know about these free nights, so that was a nice surprise. The museum stayed open until 11 pm, so I got to see everything and take my time admiring all the various collections. It was not crowded at all so it was a pleasant visit. The museum is beautiful, and uses a virtual reality app on your phone too for a more immersive experience. It's well maintained and I learned a lot about the early Christians and about Byzantine Culture. It's definitely worth the visit, and I would have paid had it not been free on the day I went. I would recommend this museum 100%. Check out the museum's social media for events free nights and other useful info.
Sam Aberman (7 months ago)
The Byzantine Museum is a beautiful place that showcases the life and culture of the Byzantine empire throughout the centuries. It's a large museum with 10 spacious rooms filled with fascinating exhibits, so be prepared to spend some time here if you're interested in history. The exhibition provides excellent English descriptions for all the items. You can choose to listen to an audio track either through a downloaded application (free WiFi is available) or by using provided audio devices, which require leaving a document as collateral. The exhibits are arranged in chronological order, starting from the 4th century and continuing until after the fall of Constantinople, including works from the Ottoman Empire period. The museum is air-conditioned, offering a welcome respite from the summer heat of Thessaloniki. There's also a coffee shop and other facilities that are superb, adding to the overall experience. If you have an interest in history, I absolutely recommend visiting this museum. It's a must-see for anyone looking to delve into the fascinating world of Byzantine history.
Piotr Bulanda (Artherkon) (7 months ago)
The Byzantine Museum in Thessaloniki is an exceptional place that transports visitors to the fascinating world of the Byzantine Empire. Located in the heart of the city's historic center, the museum offers an unparalleled experience for history, art, and culture enthusiasts. From the moment you enter the museum, you can feel the incredible atmosphere. Can recommend to everybody ??
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