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Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments

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Nice place full of muisc history

The museum is located in a small Villa. It has 3 floors with different kind of instruments. On the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vlad V
Bucharest, Romania

This was a great little museum for music lovers. Free entrance. Several displays of traditional... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is located in a small Villa. It has 3 floors with different kind of instruments. On the first floor are tambourades, laghouta,mandolins from different periods of time. On the ground drums,army drums,flutes,etc. on the underground floor are bells,cymbals violins etc. It is a...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This was a great little museum for music lovers. Free entrance. Several displays of traditional musical instruments. They had audio stations with English.

Thank erinkidd
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A quick visit to this museum to see the instruments and the evolution of music in Greek culture. See the hand made instruments.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is such and amazing space with great historical information. The fact that they do not charge entrance fee is a huge disadvantage. The fee would help to keep the place updated. What is missing is much more videos, musical than explanations and a...More

Thank Oresti
Reviewed 23 August 2017

After all of the crowds and heat of Athens in August, this lovely little museum was a perfect way to spend an hour or two. The displays are really well done with beautiful examples of traditional greek instruments and supplemented with great historical photos and...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Museum of Popular Greek Instruments is housed in a three story house on Diogenous Street; near the Tower of the Winds in the Plaka. Funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this free-to-the-public museum highlights over 1200 musical instruments from the private collection of musician...More

Thank DHG
Reviewed 4 February 2017

If you are at all interested in Greek music, pay a visit. Very nice collection of instruments with explanations, in a former private house. Smallish but feels comprehensive, and admission is free. Enjoyed the visit.

Thank yanem
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments is not quite hidden in a modest house near the Temple of the Winds in Monasteraki. It isn't a large museum but every item is well chosen. All the main types of instruments are well covered and there...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This museum is a real gem. We couldn't believe that the entrance was free! Beautifully presented. You can listen to samples from different instruments, watch videos and see some of the most beautifully crafted instruments you ever encounter. Don't miss it!

Thank Michatte
Reviewed 12 March 2016

music lover must go to see....because of Historical importance. I live this place...is traditional one.

Thank Indian H
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