Numismatic Museum
Numismatic Museum
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Neighbourhood: Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
How to get there
  • Nomismatokopio • 1 min walk
  • Syntagma • 4 min walk
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841allent
Forest Hills, NY39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I enjoy old coins. I love Greek history. This is the perfect combination. My wife and I took our time and went from exhibit to exhibit taking photos of our favorite coins. I think my wife photographed the whole collection ---or close to it.
Written 27 November 2023
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Berthaki
Arequipa, Peru254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
It has an awesome collection of Greek and international coins. There's also a nive cafeteria surrounded by trees. However, be careful on summertime because there is a lot of mosquitoes.
Written 21 October 2023
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Keith P
Hollingbourne, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This is a really interesting museum of coins from ancient history. Lots of wonderfully preserved coins from Alexander's time and other Greek rulers plus lots of Roman coins. It was very quiet when I visited and I spent over an hour looking at the display cabinets from BCE times. The staff were very helpful and made my visit even more enjoyable. I took lots of photographs.
Written 9 July 2023
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Dan123
13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I like coin museums, and this bored me. Poor curating (the information on Friedrich Schliemann is misleading at best, and an obvious whitewash), poor display. I was out in 15 minutes. The house has little of interest as well.
Written 6 June 2023
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B T
London, UK1,216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It's a museum in a posh house full of old coins. It was good, but only for those really interested in old coins.
They have staff in each room who follow you around which was annoying.
Written 17 November 2022
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Sharon C.
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
My husband and I went here as he is a coin collector. Unfortunately he was not able to fully appreciate the collection due to the staff. We showed up more than an hour prior to the scheduled closing only to be told they were closing an hour early. It seemed like they just wanted to close early because it wasn’t busy. So we had about 15 minutes to see a few rooms. Staff followed us around, not in a helpful way. So if you go here, go early so you can see everything.
Written 30 October 2022
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Graham P
77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
One of the great coin collections in the world. The classical and Byzantine collections must surely be unsurpassed, and are presented in a novel way, not just chronological. But there are many other gems too, including some fine medieval examples from Germany & elsewhere. There is also a beautiful courtyard cafe which serves both the museum and nearby apartments. One minor drawback was the absence of a good guidebook or catalogue, and we were rather brusquely hustled out as closing time neared (even though there was time to spare).
Written 29 September 2022
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leileireid
London, UK478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
My friend wanted to visit the coin collection so I tagged along - if you aren’t in to coins (FYI the collection is amazing) it is worth paying the entry fee just to walk around the floors and look at the room decorations which are amazing.

If you like coins then this museum is coin heaven.

If you are a fan of sports and the Olympics then define you visit as they have the original modern Olympic Games medals on display.

If you aren’t interested in any of the above there is a very nice cafe around the back.

There was a staff member in every room who where all friendly and lovely. The only down side was that the gift shop was closed.
Written 1 October 2021
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dtstockwell
Pecs, Hungary25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
World class collection and great presentation, but don't waste your time and money. The staff hounded us from room to room (there were only two of us on the whole floor). I spent less than thirty minutes on the 1st floor, among coins that deserved several hours. I was prevented from going to the second floor because I had already overstayed my visit.
Written 14 July 2021
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permia
Ireland40,833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
How apt that a key aspect of life from antiquity, in the form of trading coinage, is presented in the beautiful mansion built for one of the most famous archaeologists, Heinrich Schliemann.

Spanning millennia the plethora of displayed coins is marvellous. Particularly treasured are those from the ancient city-states.

The mansion is a museum in its own right. Ceilings and walls are embellished with paintings possessing classical themes, reflecting Schliemann’s passions. Mosaic floors are replete with similar motifs.
Written 10 September 2020
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