The Acropolis Museum turned 11 years old in June 2020 and has counted more than 15 million people through its doors since opening. Visitors can expect a full programme of fascinating exhibitions, lectures, musical interludes and the opening of the excavation area beneath the museum that was once an ancient Athenian neighbourhood.
The Acropolis Museum has introduced health and hygiene measures across the museum and requires all visitors to bring their own protective face masks and wear them at all times whilst inside the museum space.
Skip the line e-tickets are available to purchase here in advance
ACROPOLIS MUSEUM EVENTS THIS MONTH
CHISEL AND MEMORY EXHIBITION
On now until 30 September 2020
The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments.
Since opening its doors, the Acropolis Museum has highlighted the close relationship between the famous sculptures it displays and the monuments from which they originate. The museum is hosting an exceptional exhibition of photographs of the marble craftsmen of the Acropolis at work. Imbued with a new curatorial spirit, the exhibition was initially organised by the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments and the Acropolis Restoration Service. The exhibition takes place on the ground floor temporary exhibition gallery. Free entry
UNDERFLOOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OPEN
Open now with the price of museum entry
The archaeological excavation that lies beneath the museum has opened to the public for the first time. The excavated area of 4,000 sq. meters comprises of houses, workshops, baths and streets of an ancient Athenian neighbourhood that existed from the classical to the Byzantine years, in successive phases.
Complimentary admission with the regular price of entry to the main museum areas.
Guided tours with an archaeologist of the ancient neighbourhood
The FREE presentation walks will commence each Saturday and Sunday at the following times:
in English: 11:00am
In Greek: 1:00pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Registration essential at the information desk found at the museum’s entrance, half an hour prior to the start time. Strictly limited to 10 visitors per session. Note** – it is a pre-requisite that you bring your own protective face mask to participate in the ancient neighbourhood walk
FREE GUIDED TOUR OF THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM GALLERIES
Every Friday night at 6pm in English (8pm in Greek)
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
Why Athens Tips: Limited to 10 visitors per session (first in best dressed). Register on the day at the information desk located inside the entrance of the museum. Meeting point with the archaeologist/host: glass floor on the ground level. Note** – it is a pre-requisite that you bring your own protective face mask to participate in the gallery walk
PRESENTATION: LOST STATUE OF ATHENA PARTHENOS
On now until 31 August 2020
The Acropolis Museum invites visitors to discover the lost statue of Athena Parthenos through a gallery walk, led by archaeologists. Originally made of gold and ivory and designed by Greek sculptor and architect Pheidias, the statue is thought to have been erected inside the Parthenon around 438BC to be a focal point. It is still unclear how it was lost through history. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about this mysterious statue, its myths and allegories, along with the material and techniques used in its construction.
The FREE presentation walks will commence every Friday at the following times:
in English: 11:00am
In Greek: 1:00pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Registration essential at the information desk found at the museum’s entrance, half an hour prior to the start time. Strictly limited to 10 visitors per session. Note** – it is a pre-requisite that you bring your own protective face mask to participate in the gallery walk
DINNER AND MUSIC EACH FRIDAY NIGHT
Every Friday evening from 8pm until midnight
Some of the city’s best musicians perform at the Acropolis Museum Restaurant every Friday evening. Guests will enjoy the soothing sounds of the piano with magnificent views of the Acropolis whilst dining from the contemporary seasonal Greek menu. For Friday night reservations, please contact the restaurant during Museum opening hours on +30 210 9000 915.
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