Acropolis Museum

Athens, Greece

The Acropolis Museum, opened in 2009, focuses 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 a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. Nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square metres.

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Founded: 2009
Category: Museums in Greece

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S D (9 months ago)
Excellent museum to learn about the Acropolis. Museum is a beautiful architectural design. From the outside, the top museum windows reflect on the Acropolis. There are glass floors outside & inside the museum - the outside floors look down into the ruins below. The ruins are open to walk through after the last group of visitors at 4:30pm. Get a tour deal that includes both the museum & the Acropolis - you won't be disappointed. We went Mid-March, & just as they opened the doors in the morning, so no crowds.
C Royle (10 months ago)
The museum is really interesting. Not sure why it has been built over an archaeological site but it's amazing to get so close to the dig. Beautiful items from the Acropolis on display and i really liked that they has plaster casted the huge amounts of missing pieces into the real ones. Stunning sculptures and fascinating history. No photography allowed in one side of the second floor so watch out for that!
Laureen Biczak (13 months ago)
This is a wonderfully laid out museum with excellent explanations in English as well as Greek. It helps you understand the Acropolis and what you will see and I found it helpful to go here first BEFORE visiting the Acropolis. I found the short videos that explain how various relics and ruins were destroyed and then later found and reconstructed especially interesting. Well worth a visit. There is even an excavation of an entire city UNDER the museum that you can view via glass floors in the museum itself. Plan on at least 90 minutes, more time if you like to read every detail.
Thijs Welman (14 months ago)
Nice exhibitions in a wonderful building. They have a lot, but it doesn't feel too much. If you take your time and read everything they provide, you can easily spend 4 hours here. For a faster visit, consider one of the guided tours to get a condensed version. If you visit the museum before the Acropolis itself, you'll have more context, but the other way round is also very nice, which is what we did.
Niklas Mann (15 months ago)
I was very positively surprised by this museum. First of all: the architecture is amazing. It is very open, bright and modern and there are features that amazed me. Secondly, it has a very impressive collection of ancient pieces found in and around Athens and the acropolis. They are telling a clear and concise story. Don’t miss and definitely visit the excavation site after leaving the museum. It was a great experience.
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