Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)
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  • MrsHodor
    Peterborough, United Kingdom321 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent cafe
    Good use of space, both inside and out. Beautiful gardens, very shady. Would recommend if you like history or pottery. Too many pots really. The cafe is well worth a visit: they do toasties, croissants, slushies, smoothies and have a big fridge of cold drinks.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 July 2023
  • wf1968
    Wakefield, United Kingdom79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great displays of Rhodes history
    The museum is a tranquil and cool place in the middle of the hubbub of the old town. You could do this as a quick visit or take your time and try to look at everything. The objects on display are well presented and the amount of material is quite impressive. Easy to walk around once on the first floor; and the walled garden at the rear is worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • BronwenAB
    United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely museum
    Fantastic museum full of fascinating artefacts. The garden with mosaics and the mansion were added bonuses. Got a combined ticket for the Palace of the Grand Master, the Archeological Museum, Church of Our Lady of the Castle and Decorative Arts Collection for €10.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Matthew P
    London, United Kingdom5,997 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Larger than it looks
    The museum looks like any other until you go through the door. The area it covers is staggering, loads to see and walk around the gardens of the once hospital. Mosaics on the wall are very good and worth a good look. The old hospital that is down some stairs is in my opinion Arabic style. From the look of the windows to the surrounds.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Paul S
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is a Tardis!
    Given this museum is squirreled away inside Rhodes Old Town, you might initially think it's a bit pokey. Prepare to be amazed! It seems to go on forever, there are multiple levels and some incredible spaces, both inside and out! We went quite late in the day which meant it was quieter and cooler, but the downside is that the cafe was closed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Joanne
    London, United Kingdom2,238 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bigger than it looks!
    Initially, this seems like just a courtyard, but once inside you can explore the upper levels too. The museum fee was included in the €10 multi ticket we bought at the Grand Master’s Palace. It was definitely a good purchase. We loved wandering the artefacts here and the courtyard arches offered some lovely shaded seating.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
  • HUNTINGPARTY
    Sevenoaks, United Kingdom530 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mind boggling
    There are a lot of exhibits in this museum. It is much bigger on the inside than it looks. We bought a combined ticket as that is better value for money - even though in the end we only used it for the museum and Grand master's Palace. The exhibits themselves are very interesting and there are lots of information panels. However, we were getting a bit overloaded by the end. There was a sort of 'order of visit' to follow but it wasn't that clear and a map, guide book or audio tour would have been helpful. By the time we reached the gardens a rest would have been welcome but it was late in the day and the café closed. If you like museums and are interested in history and archeology definitely worth a visit
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
  • Lainey M
    18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old town Rhodes - a definite!
    Get combined museum and palace ticket…. Much better value. Palace is beautifully restored but not enough historical info in English!!! We would have been just as happy walking around its courtyard entrance(free) so much fabulous historical sites and vistas in old town Rhodes we think it’s as ‘bucket list’ location.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2024
  • Lisa W
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the price
    Very deceving size wise. The museum. Had lots to see with rooms over 2 floors so well worth the price. We bought the combination ticket foe 4 sites costing €10 . But we got our 16year old half price for being a student and 1 disabled at €5 with a free carer. The ticket alone cost €6 for 1 museum or €10 for the archiology museum, Grand masters palace, church of our lady and an art musuem. There were lots of artifacts to see. Well worth the cost and bigger and better than expected
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 June 2024
  • Sarah
    Geneva, Switzerland1,065 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique museum setting
    Visited the museum benefiting from the combined ticket (also including Palace and Palagia Kastrou church). Unique historical setting, very beautiful the garden area too, friendly personnel. I just wish there had been more explanations overall.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2024
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ANA
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This museum is worth in on many levels. First of all, the building itself is beautiful and has very well kept gardens, which are also a pleasure to tour. I realize that many people compare it to museums in Athens and believe the collection is too small, but in reality this is an excellent museum with fine pieces from several periods, and because it is not too big you can really see all the artwork without needing to rush through.
Also, the ticket is inexpensive. You can buy a combined pass that is good for 3 days for different attractions, and that makes the price even lower.
Written 24 August 2021
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In-Yong H
London, UK658 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
It was great to be able to go inside one of the medieval buildings of the Old Town. The building itself and the gardens which it surround are really lovely to see. The exhibits are extensive as well, and there is so much to see, with really good accompanying information. Make sure you are prepared for the proper sweat fest though! It was very hot when we went, and there is no air conditioning in most rooms on account of the age of the building I guess. The compulsory wearing of masks due to Covid makes this even harder. Still, it was worth it!
Written 19 August 2020
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Paul S
Cambridge, UK11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Can’t fault the museum - well worth a visit but very rude staff. As the only person trying to buy a ticket the woman taking payment happily ignored me and continued chatted to her friend. When she finally deemed it worthwhile to sell me a ticket she told me that if she wanted to talk to her colleague I must wait. She proceeded to ask me my nationality before boasting that she was very good at her job and the Greeks had invented many things like philosophy and mathematics.

Shame they don’t offer some customer service training. With the exception of the tourist office and the museum staff, the local Rhodians have been very welcoming and friendly.
Written 2 June 2022
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AbuJan
Cairo, Egypt140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
A very valuable collection well displayed in a marvelous and well kept historic building. It is an archaeological museum, so the average non-specialist visitor may be overwhelmed when looking at a hundredth painted vase, but information is well presented. The glory of the place is the venue, a grand mediaeval buildings that also has a charming garden section and a surprise of an Ottoman house to offer. A memorable experience.
Written 11 October 2020
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Dimitrios I
The Hague, The Netherlands126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
The museum exhibits artifacts from various time eras, and from different parts of the island. The setup and progress of the exhibition is done masterfully! You get to walk through a medieval palace and its gardens, and move from one historic group to the other.

Keep a note that, like I most museums, photography is prohibited in some parts of the museum.
Written 26 August 2020
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Liang
Helsinki, Finland80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
The museum building itself is a masterpiece, with beautifully carved walls and stairs, and the gardens are stunning. The exhibitions are really comprehensive, would need at least 2-3 hours if you would just walk through. Several exhibitions are only open till 4:50pm, recommend to visit early in the day.
Written 7 June 2022
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Margaret S
Napier, New Zealand561 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I loved wandering around, imagining what had happened here in the hospital years ago. The garden was lovely. I also enjoyed seeing the old tiles and statues. I was aware that the double thickness wall and 4 km moat around the city were directly linked to this order. I found this a spiritually moving and satisfying site.

Written 29 September 2020
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Timothy B
Lucerne, Switzerland623 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I went to see the museum but it was the building which blew my mind.
Like the Templar Palace the building was in fantastic condition.

First the museum, on the second floor of the quad where numerous rooms each filled with poetry well displayed and explained.

But for me the two best things was the main hospital hall with its tiny isolation rooms at the side and the garden.

We passed through the sculpture section into the walled garden which though green was nothing fantastic but the feeling if tranquility the knights and sick must have felt was imaginable.

I sat and was still.

This hospital with its rich and poor, surgery and gardens looked better than most NHS hospitals. Where are the recovery rooms now? Where are the gardens?

Well that is smother story

The cost was 3 euro and EU minors with ID free
Written 24 February 2020
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ElminsterDE
Leutenbach, Germany182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The old hospital of the Knights Hospitallers / the Order of St. John.
The building itself is great and well worth a visit for everyone interested in medieval times and hospitallers.
The archaeological museum is mostly about pre-medieval times and hellenistic era, and not the knight hospitallers, Still worth a visit and has some quite impressive and well known sculptures. Also has a nice little garden.
One of my highlights, though, was the large hall of the hospital with many old stones with signets of the knights hospitallers.
Written 22 January 2020
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Sharon M
Ireland61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Great way to spend a couple of hours wandering around this fabulous old building in Rhodes Old Town. Lots of things to see and it is a warren of rooms and outside courtyards to explore. If you buy a combined ticket it will allow entrance to the Grand Masters palace as well as the art gallery so great value for only €10!
Written 27 September 2022
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