Acropolis Museum Events Underground Excavation
The underfloor archaeological site at the Acropolis Museum. Photograph: Giorgos Vatsoropoulos

EVENTS AT THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

15
Where: Acropolis Museum
When: On now to 30 September 2020
Why Go: See one of the world's greatest museums

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.

previous arrow
previous arrow
next arrow
next arrow
previous arrownext arrow
Slider

 

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

Acropolis Museum Events Underfloor Exhibition

Restoration experts at the underfloor archaeological site at the Acropolis Museum. Photograph: Why Athens

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 Thursday, 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 18 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 Tuesday at 11am and Friday night at 6pm in English (8pm in Greek)

Complimentary* guided tours every Tuesday at 11am and 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 18 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 30 September 2020

Acropolis Museum Events Athena

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 & SATURDAY NIGHT

Acropolis Museum Events Dinner Jazz

Dinner on the second floor of the Museum. Photograph: courtesy of the Museum.

Every Friday & Saturday evening from 8pm until midnight

Some of the city’s best musicians perform at the Acropolis Museum Restaurant every Friday and Saturday 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 evening reservations, please contact the restaurant during Museum opening hours on +30 210 9000 915.

 

Learn more about the Acropolis Museum and what you’ll see here.

 

Find more events on in Athens.