Archaeological Museum of Sparta

Sparta, Greece

The Archaeological Museum of Sparta, founded in 1875, is a museum in Sparta, Greece that houses thousands of artifacts from the ancient Acropolis of Sparta and the rest of the municipality of Laconia. It is one of Greece's oldest archaeology museums.

The collection's pieces date from the Neolithic to the late Roman era. There are seven rooms of an approximate area of 500 square metres which display only a small part of the collection.

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Agiou Nikonos, Sparta, Greece
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Founded: 1875
Category: Museums in Greece

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Ekaterina Zhuykova (2 months ago)
A small museum with two halls, exhibits include archaeological finds and sculptures, a bust of Leonidas. The museum is old and unrenovated, it’s very sad. There isn't even an audio guide. Employees heat the museum using household radiators. But a very beautiful park. You can sit on broken benches, but inside beauty. The service staff is very kind.
Sarah Robinson (6 months ago)
Good stop for a very brief visit of Greek artifacts from Sparta. We maybe spent 20-30 minutes here. Interesting plaques and informative signs for the mosaics and statues. Well worth 2€ each for the small size of the museum. We visited in early November.
Helena M (9 months ago)
Very small museum, but the building seems big enough to enlarge it. As Sparta has great history, there are much more to say and present about the history of this area. We went to Arheological museum in Olympia and the presentation of history facts of their area was much better prepared. I do not reccomend visiting Archeological museum of Sparta as there are much more to see in other museums.
Silke “SilkeGlobal” Wettergren (11 months ago)
I have no words to describe this place. It is definitely one of my favorite ancient archaeology sites. The views the atmosphere. The energy of this sacred healing space is amazing. You will just have to come and see and feel it for yourself. It is definitely worth a visit and I highly recommend it.
Maryann Upright (11 months ago)
Strange kind of place really. It has quite a few items but many are lacking any kind of useful description as to their origin, their use or their history. It would be much better to provide more such information as well as pictorial graphics of how the items might have been used or how the huge mosaics and marble carvings might have been positioned in or on a building. If you're a Greek citizen, make sure you show your identity card. Even then, the staff only grudgingly charge you the lower entrance price: not very polite nor helpful.
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