Opening hours

    November 1st – April:
    Tuesday: 13:00 – 20:00
    From Wednesday until Monday: 09:00 – 16:00

    From April until October 31st:
    Tuesday: 12:30 – 20:00
    From Wednesday until Monday: 08:00 – 20:00

    The National Archaeological Museum is closed on 25 – 26 December, 1 January, 25 March, Orthodox Easter Sunday and 1 May.

    Admission fee

    12€ (From April 1st until October 31st)
    6 (From November 1st until March 31st)

    Three day Special ticket package:
    Valid for National Archaeological Museum, Epigraphic Museum, Numismatic Museum and Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens.

    Free entrance

    • visitors under 18 years old (by showing their I.D. or Passport)
    • students from E.U. countries (by showing their University Card)
    • admission card holders (Free Entrance Card, Culture Card, ICOM, ICOMOS)
    • guides (by showing their professional cards)
    • members of Societies of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites of Greece, by showing their membership card
    • escort of blind people and escort of persons with mobility difficulties

    Reduced admission for:

    • Escorting parents on educational visits of primary schools.
    • Greek citizens and citizens of other Member – States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
    • Students of University – Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards

    Entrance is free to all visitors on the following days:

    • 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri)
    • 18 April (International Monument Day)
    • 18 May (International Museum Day)
    • the last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)
    • 28 October (National Holiday)
    • the first Sunday of the month for the period between 1 November and 31 March

    Clearance of the galleries begins 20 minutes before closing time. Essential work may necessitate closing galleries without previous notice.


    You can access the National Archaeological Museum by
    • Metro
    • Electric train
    • Bus
    • Trolley

    • Access by Metro & Electric train : Omonia or Victoria station
    • Access by Bus: Β5, Α6, Β6, Ε6, Α7, Β7, Ε7, Α8, Β8, Α12, Β12, Γ12, Ε12, 022, 035, 046, 060, 200, 224, 605, 608, 622
    • Access by Trolley: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14

    The Museum does not have parking facilities on-site.
    Private parking spaces serving private vehicles are located at Mpoumpoulinas Street, Zaimi Street and on Alexandras Avenue.



    Visitors with disabilities at the National Archaeological Museum

    The National Archaeological Museum has a separate entrance for people with disabilities on the side of Vas. Herakleiou Street, accessed either by a ramp from the main view of the Museum or directly from the pavement of Vas. Herakleiou (see map plan on the Interior Map Premises).

    Also, at the basement level there is W.C for the disabled with all the appropriate infrastructure. Both access to the underground level and the first floor, there are lifts. A wheelchair is also available in the museum’s information. As for people with total or partial loss of vision, they can request a list of 20 exhibits of the Sculpture Collection that can be accessed by museum information.

    Finally, there are organized educational programs and services for groups of people with total or partial loss of vision (tactile thematic tours and workshops), with deafness and special educational needs, implemented by archaeologists of the National Archaeological Museum, depending on the demand of the interested persons in the context of special anniversaries.


    School visits to the National Archaeological Museum take place

    Monday to Friday, Museum’s opening hours

    It’s necessary:

    to inform the date of your arrival by telephone to the guard staff.
    Visits for the period from 1 September to 31 December must be scheduled in September and in December for the period from 1 January to 31 May.


    Useful information :
    1. There is the possibility of guided tours by tour guides located in the museum area after telephone appointment,
    2. No parking space available for buses,
    3. Students are asked to have a small bag with them, which they will leave in the museum’s wardrobe upon arrival.



    The National Archaeological Museum, as a public institution of culture, open and hospitable, through its multi-faceted program of activities makes an effort, among other things, to provide a venue for expression and dialogue among artists and visual art groups from Greece and abroad. The Museum café hosts works of artists, offering visual stimuli and insights to the public, while, at the same time, in the renovated with 700 new kinds of plants garden-patio, musical performances take place integrated into the established annual events of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Museums Day, August Full Moon et al.).

    Entrance to the cafe is free without a ticket.

  7. 7. SHOP

    The operation of the shop and its full supervision is part of the Archaeological Resources and Exploitation Fund (TAP), which you can contact at 210-3722629 and email cultural-goodes@tap.gr

    Entrance to the shop is free without a ticket.

    Address: 44 Patission Street, Athens 10682
    Telephone: (0030) 213 2144862
    Fax: (0030) 210 3722620

    Opening hours
    Monday: 13:00 – 20:00
     09:00 – 16:00 

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