Parthenon Gallery Acropolis Museum Events
The Parthenon Gallery on the top floor of the museum. Photograph: courtesy of the Acropolis Museum


Where: Acropolis Museum
When: On now - 31 March 2019
Why Go: To get more out of your visit to the museum

The Acropolis Museum holds special events throughout the summer to enhance your experience of visiting the museum. Free guided tours, musical interludes and important archaeological artefacts on display on a temporary basis. See what’s on this month.



Complimentary* guided tours every Friday evening at 6:00pm (in English) led by an archaeologist who shares fascinating insights about the exhibits.

*The Gallery Talks are complimentary with the regular price of entry. Duration: 60 minutes

Acropolis Museum Events Gallery Talks

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.


FROM THE FORBIDDEN CITY – Imperial Apartments of Qianlong Exhibition

On now until 14 February 2019

Remarkable artefacts representing over 100 years of Chinese culture from the 18th century, is presented to the public for the first time. From the Forbidden City: Imperial Apartments of Qianlong exhibition boasts 154 exquisite works of art, ceremonial robes, furniture and functional objects from the Emperor’s private apartments in the Palace of Many Splendours.

Acropolis Museum Events Forbidden City

Bronze statuette of Vajradhara Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Reign (1735 – 1796) Photograph: Acropolis Museum/Giorgos Vitsaropoulos

New Gallery Talks are available for this temporary exhibition as follows:

English: every Friday at 11:00 am
Greek: every Friday at 1:00pm, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am & 1:00 pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Participation: For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. Limited number of visitors per session. First-in first-served.

Why Athens Tip: The Gallery Talks are complimentary with the purchase of exhibition entry.



Every Friday evening from 8pm

Some of the city’s best Jazz musicians will perform at the Acropolis Museum Restaurant every Friday evening. Guests will enjoy dinner and live Jazz performances with magnificent views of the Acropolis.

Acropolis Museum Events Restaurant

The museum’s restaurant will remain open until midnight. Dinner reservations are advisable. Walk-ins welcome for drinks and desserts.

Why Athens Tip: The Acropolis Museum remains open on Fridays from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m making the restaurant a perfect place for a late dinner.

Each Monday to Thursday from 1pm to 4pm, visitors to the restaurant will have the pleasure of coffee or lunch accompanied by the melodies of harpist Thodoris Matoulas performing Greek classics and works by other famous composers.

Acropolis Museum Events Harpist

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