National History Museum (Old Parliament)

National History Museum (Old Parliament)

National History Museum (Old Parliament)
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Nomismatokopio • 3 min walk
  • Panepistimio • 4 min walk
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It is located near the metro station, nicely laid out and well preserved. The collection is bountiful. Paintings are fabulous.
Written 15 April 2024
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Stelios R
95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Most interesting exhibits: Weapons, armour and personal items of leaders and combatants of the Greek War of Independence (e.g.impressive, elaborate silver plaited swords and guns). Paintings and exhibits related to the numerous battles of this war.Exhibits about the Venecian/Turkish War (18th century). The imposing historical chamber of the first parliament of independent Greece (19th century), which dominates the ground floor.
Very informative presentation of the struggle for independence and the Philhellene Movement (Lord Byron). Clothing, uniforms and utensils from the period of the Turkish occupation and the struggle for independence. Exhibits about warships and the struggle at sea.
Some exhibits about the fall of Constantinople (1453). Exhibits about governor Kapodistrias, King Otto and King George I.
Until June 2024 you may also explore a very detailed temporary exhibition about the Asia Minor War (1919-1922), the Lausanne Treaty (1923) and the consequences of this war (over a million refugees and the "execution of the six", i.e. of those convicted as guilty of the defeat and the downfall of Hellenism of Asia Minor).
A lot of informative and explanatory texts in English for most exhibits throughout the museum.
All-in-all: A most important museum, not to be missed by friends of Greece and those interested in the later historical era (i.e.Byzantine,Turkish occupation, founding of the Modern Greek State).
Low entrance fee.
Very highly recommended.
Written 11 February 2024
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MissyPA71
Wilmington, NC1,511 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I enjoyed it but did think there would be more informative historical content. It’s well curated and nicely laid out, but, it’s only two floors with the bathrooms located in the basement. I thought it was also a tad bit overpriced at $15 euros, for what it was, respectively.
Written 2 January 2024
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Ken H
Vancouver, Canada153 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Plus. The exterior of this magnificent building. The old Parliament chamber inside. The bilingual (Greek/English) signage.
Disappointing. I had hoped for an overview of modern Greek history as advertised. Instead it was primarily 19th and early 20th century history of conflict with the Turks, particularly 1920-22 independence. Many costumes and hand guns.
Conclusion. Likely better ways to spend an hour for five euros.
Written 9 June 2023
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Sandra M
Henderson, NV409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Very nice old building. Some nice items on display here. And the building itself is interesting. We enjoyed walking thru this.
Written 14 May 2023
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DomLes94
Brighton, UK185 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Wish there was more about the recent modern history of Greece but otherwise I thought it was interesting and fascinating to walk around. The lady at the front desk was pretty rude she was more interested in finishing her chat on the phone than actually do her job so I have given it a lower score - good museum but not great customer service.
Written 5 March 2023
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B T
London, UK1,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Set in a nice building that was the old parliament, there is information about the history of modern greece- mainly about the war of independence in the 1830s that was interesting.
Written 17 November 2022
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Michael H
514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Located in the old parliament building.

This museum can be a good beginning of discovering cultural Athens.

Start left side of entrance reception and make a round along the ground floor. Continue by taking stairs to the first floor.

There is no elevator, but there is a stair seat lift for anyone that has problems with stairs. Technique looks a bit aged though. But ground floor is sufficient for a first feel of Greece.

Restrooms are located in the basement. Walk stairs down and pass the old archives, a bit of a labyrinth until you finally arrive.

Very service minded and helpful personnel.

Free entrance on Sundays.

You may continue your first day of impressions by a walk to Syntagma square for looking at the new Parliament, behind which one finds the national gardens, worth a stroll, adds a bit of fresh air but no real culture. Follow up with a local meal and you have a nice, and not overloaded first Athens day. Having an ouzo at a terrace and watching people is also part of living the culture.
Written 1 November 2022
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Paul
London, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Really interesting museum in the heart of Athens. I found the exhibition on the Greek War of Independence fascinating. Includes the old Parliament chamber that has seen significant moments in Greek history.
Written 17 September 2022
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Maksym K
Raleigh, NC5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Very good museum, it has more of the modern history (~1500-1930’s) and very cool to see and old stuff is cool and the new stuff also. The best things were the paintings and weapons. The parliament was beautiful, so were the outfits. Both Greek and Ottoman representation with the flags, weapons, and battles.
Written 2 August 2022
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