The Acropolis Museum turned 10 years old in June this year and has counted more than 14.5 million people through its doors during this decade. 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.
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ACROPOLIS MUSEUM EVENTS THIS MONTH
PRESENTATION: LOST STATUE OF ATHENA PARTHENOS
On the occasion of the national holiday celebrating Greek Independence (“Oxi Day”), 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 Originally made of gold and ivory and designed by Greek sculptor and architect Pheidias, the statue is thought to have been erected inside the Parthenon around 438BC to be a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 at the following times in English: 11:00am and 3:00pm
In Greek: 12 noon, 1:00pm. 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Registration essential at information desk found at museum’s entrance, half hour prior to start time. Strictly limited to 30 visitors per session.
The museum along with the archaeological excavation will have free entry and will be open from 8:00am – 6:00pm.
CHISEL AND MEMORY EXHIBITION
On now until 31 October
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 FOR THE FIRST TIME
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.
FREE GUIDED TOURS of the archaeological site in ENGLISH takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 12 noon.
FREE GUIDED TOURS of the archaeological site in GREEK takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 1:00pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Limited to 20 visitors per session. For registration refer to the Information Desk at the museum’s entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.
*Complimentary with the regular price of entry.
FREE GUIDED TOUR OF THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM GALLERIES
Every Friday night at 6pm
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 40 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.
DINNER AND JAZZ EACH FRIDAY NIGHT
Every Friday evening from 8pm until midnight
Some of the city’s best Jazz musicians perform at the Acropolis Museum Restaurant every Friday evening. Guests will enjoy dinner and live Jazz performances with magnificent views of the Acropolis. For Friday night reservations, please contact the restaurant during Museum opening hours on +30 210 9000915.
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