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National History Museum (Old Parliament)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So honored. I was invited to be part of the Olympic Torch Relay for the Winter Games of 2018. And we had our photoshoot here.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank redman5314
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This museum in the old parliament building is worth visiting. The artefacts are excellent. There is English explanations.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this museum. The artifacts displayed are accompanied by interesting explanations in both Greek and English. The World War 1 exhibit is laid out well and presented to maintain interest. I’m glad I visited!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 10 October 2018

When you walk in the place looks dowdy and dull. You go into the old parliament assembly hall and suddenly you start to absorb the fantastic atmosphere of the place which is soaked in history. You continue with a walk from room to room and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ian W
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is perhaps second only to the Acropolis and Acropolis museum as a must-see, it has an extensive collection from every epoch of Greek Art from Neolithic to the Roman Empire of exceptional quality and range. It is a 19-century national museum of a traditional...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this place with my kids school & even though we couldn't see everything as there is a lot to see. The kids loved it so we visited again with them.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

The museum isn't satisfying at all, the collection is average, the only thing that attracted my attention was the Sword of George Byron. Although it's nice to see the Old Parliament.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank akson9
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The collections were properly lighted and good to learn about the ancient Hellenic History. Also Glad it was ffree to European students.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Karthick J
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Traditional but attractive display of important objects illustrating the history of Greece. Nice to see other historical artefacts than prehistorical. In addition there were very interesting and original temporary exhibition, in particular one about WW1. Museum building is an important landmark in itself for the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AdP_13
Reviewed 18 May 2018

As a history fan, this is one of my favorite places in the city. It is a great collection that can give a visitor very good insight in modern history of the country. The museum is located in a historical palace that was a home...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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,
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