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Where: Acropolis Museum
When: On now - 31st December 2017
Why Go: To get more out of your visit to the museum

The Acropolis Museum hold events to enhance visitors experiences of the museum including complimentary* guided tours every Friday evening at 6:00pm (in English) led by an archaeologist who shares fascinating insights about the exhibits.

Duration: 60 minutes

*Free with the price of normal admission

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Gallery Talks at the Acropolis Museum explains the journey the museum takes you on. Photograph: Why Athens

Why Athens Tips:

Limited to 40 visitors per session (first in best dressed). Register on the day at information desk located at the entrance of the museum

Meeting point with the archaeologist/host: glass floor, ground level.



Until 31 Dec 2017

Some of the city’s best Jazz musicians will perform at the Acropolis Museum Restaurant every Friday evening until the end of December. Guests will enjoy dinner and live jazz performances with magnificent views of the Acropolis. Musicians include Spyros Rontogiannis, George Tsiropoulos, George Mikros, Arionas Gyftakis and Christos Koromilas.

The museum’s restaurant will remain open until midnight. Dinner reservations are advisable.

Dinner menu available from 8:00 pm onwards.

For reservations, please contact the restaurant during museum opening hours. T. +30 210 9000915.



28 October 2017 to 30 April 2018

The Acropolis Museum will display ancient pieces on loan from the Museum of Shanghai on its ground floor gallery through to 30 April 2018. The pieces date back as far as the 17th century BC and visitors can view these items along with an educational video free of charge upon entering the museums entrance.

Shanghai Museum Acropolis Museum Events Chinese Scroll

Shanghai Museum Acropolis Museum Events Exhibition

Top: an illustrated paper roller of the Chinese painter Wu Hong of the Xing Dynasty (17th century BC) titled “Traveling along the Transfiguration River”. The cylinder depicts a peaceful landscape with mountains, rivers, farmhouses, kiosks, bridges, boats and human forms among them, describing a world of ideal or a paradise that in Chinese is called shi-wai-tao-yuan. Bottom: a bronze ceremonial basin of the 7th century. B.C. which was made for Princess Zi Zhong Jiang and served as a water pot for hand washing before rites and banquets.

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