Athens museums

Athens museums for a top learning experience

If you want something more than top-exhibits, and more than Plaka museums, here is a list with updated information (Oct. 2018) about museums in Athens. There are four categories, first is the classical Athens, second is a thematic category, third more modern, and fourth museums related to contemporary art. We should also note here, than many museums from the first category host contemporary art exhibitions. So, a visit to the website or even a call is much useful.

Soon there will be more info about each museum.

Athens history- archaeological museums

Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation – Museum of Cycladic Art, founded in 1986, hosting amazing collections of Cycladic and Cypriot art. Neofytou Doyka 4, Syntagma metro, +302107228321

National archaeological museum. Before the New Acropolis Museum, the most important museum. Patision 44 & Alexandras. Victoria metro station,   +302108217717

Epigraphic Museum, housed in the south wing ground floor of the National Archaeological Museum. Tositsa 1, +302108217637

The New Acropolis Museum, Areopagitou 15, Acropolis metro station, +302109000900,

Ancient Agora Museum, Stoa of Attalos, +302103210185

Kerameikos Museum, Ermou 148, +302103463552

National History Museum, Old Parliament,  Stadiou 13, +302103237617,

Numismatic Museum, Panepistimiou 12, +302103643774

Benaki museum (Main building) Koumpari 1 & Vas. Sofias (Syntagma metro) +302103671000,

Goulandris Natural History Museum (GNHM) in Kifissia, north of Athens

Museum of the city of Athens, Paparrigopoulou 5-7, +302103246164

Byzantine Museum, Vas. Sofias 22, Evaggelismos metro +302107211027

War Museum, Rizari 2, +302107252974


Thematic museums

Jewish museum of Athens, Nikis 39, +302103225582

Irakleidon Museum, 16 Heracleidon Street (1st building) & Ap. Pavlou 37 (2nd building), Thesseio, +302103461981,

Wine Museum, Petsa Avenue, Pallini,+30 210 6037933,

Ceramic Museum- Centre for the Study of Modern Pottery – G. Psaropoulos Foundation,  4-6, Melidoni str, Keramikos, +302103318491

Museum of History of the Greek traditional costume, Dimokritou 7, Kolonaki, +302103629513

Athens botanological garden, Iera Odos 403.



Athens University Museums

History of University of Athens, Plaka, Tholou 5, +302103689502,

Criminology Museum, Medical School of Athens, Mikras Asias 75, Goudi, Athens, +302107462406 (please call first) 

Zoological Museum of Athens, University Campus, Zografou, +302107274609, (please call first)

Pharmacology Museum, Medical School of Athens, Mikras Asias 75, Goudi, Athens,  +302107462504 (please call first)

Museum of Paleontology and Geology, University Campus, Zografou, Athens,  +302107274086 (please call first)


Industrial – technological museums

Railway Museum Siokou 4 Athens, +302105130300

Telecommunications Museum, Proteos 25, N. Kiffisia, +302106201899,

Industrial Gas Museum  100, Pireos str.Gazi, Athens, +302130109300,

Hellenic Motor Museum, Ioulianou 33-35, Athens, +302108816187

Hellenic IT Museum (H.IT.M.) Petrou Spiropoulou 2 & Thessalonikis, Moschato, +302103007010

Athens Pinball Museum, Areopagitou & Makri 2, +302109245958



Modern – contemporary museums

Athinais Contemporary Art museum, Kastorias, 34-36 – Votanikos, +302103480000

Theocharakis Foundation  9, Vas. Sofias Avenue & 1, Merlin Str. Athens +302103611206

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str, Athens, (Syggrou-Fix metro)  +302111019000

Vorres Museum, Parodos Diadochou Konstantinou 1, Paiania, Attica +302106642520