1. 1. OPENING HOURS & TICKETS

    Opening hours

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

    From April until October 31st:
    Tuesday: 13:00 – 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:
    15
    Valid for National Archaeological Museum, Epigraphic Museum, Numismatic Museum and Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens.


    Free admission to archaeological sites, historical sites, monuments and museums owned by the State

    1. Admission to archaeological sites, historical sites, monuments and museums owned by the State and managed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports is free of charge for all visitors (without fee payment), on the following dates:

    • 6March  (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
    • 18April  (International Monuments Day)
    • 18May  (International Museums Day)
    • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    • 28October  (National Holiday), and
    • every first Sunday of each month from November 1st until March 31st

    2The following categories of visitors are entitled to free admission:

    a. Children and young people up to the age of 25, from EU member-states, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

    b. Children up to the age of 5, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

    c. Persons over 25 years, being in secondary education (evening schools, second-chance schools) and in vocational schools from EU member-states and countries of the European Economic Area, upon presentation of attendance certificate bearing evidence of its duration.

    d. Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education from EU member-states and countries of the European Economic Area.

    e. People entitled to Social Solidarity Income and members dependent on them, upon presentation of their ID card and certificate of free entry based on eligibility to the programme showing the duration, as well as a valid document certifying dependent members.

    f. Greek unemployed citizens upon presentation of their ID card and valid unemployment card or recent renewal of it.

    g. Persons with disabilities and one escort (only in the case of 80% disability), irrespective of the country of origin, upon presentation of their ID card or passport and Disability Certificate issued by the Single Body of Social Insurance (decision of the Disability Certification Center-KEPA) for Greek citizens or similar certificates issued by a corresponding authorised foreign body.

    h. Greek parents of families with many children, the children being up to the age of 25 and irrespective of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of their ID card and a valid certificate of a large family status by the Greek Supreme Confederation of large family parents and the Disability Certificate (issued by the Disability Certification Center).

    i. Greek parents of families with three children, the children being up to the age of 25 and irrespective of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of their ID card and a valid family status certificate issued by the Municipality and the Disability Certificate (issued by the Disability Certification Center).

    j. Greek single parent families with children up to the age of 25 and irrespective of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of their ID card and a valid family status certificate issued by the Municipality and the Disability Certificate (issued by the Disability Certification Center).

    k. Refugees, upon presentation of the International protection applicant card or a Travelling document of the 28th July 1951 Convention (a passport of recognized refugee) or a Foreign travelling document (a passport of recognised holder of subsidiary protection) or residence permit.

    l. Greek citizens performing their military service, with valid military service identification card.

    m. Greek -Olympic Winners upon presentation of their ID card and membership card of the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association.

    n. Official guests of the Greek State, after request of the competent Ministry (Directorate/Office for Protocol) and approval by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.

    o. Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), upon presentation of their ID card or passport and their valid membership card.

    p. Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of State Museums and Archaeological Sites, managed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, upon presentation of their valid membership card.

    q. Active employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Archaeological Resources Fund, the Acropolis Museum and the Kanellopoulos Museum, upon presentation of their service ID card.

    r. Scientists licensed for purposes of photographing, studying, designing or publishing antiquities, upon presentation of the relevant license.

    s. Members of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, upon presentation of their valid membership card.

    t. Greek tourist guides, upon presentation of their professional ID card.

    u. Journalists, upon presentation of a valid journalist ID card.

    v. Holders of a three-year Free Entry Pass.

    w. Members of the Association of Greek Art Historians, upon presentation of their valid membership card.

    3. The following categories of visitors are entitled to obtain a three-year Free Entry Pass-retaining the right of renewal-issued by the competent Services of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports:

    a. Active members of the Central Councils and Regional Councils of Monuments of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

    b. Active members of the Board of Directors of the Archaeological Resources Fund, the Acropolis Museum and the Kanellopoulos Museum.

    c. Active Directors and members of Foreign Archaeological Schools in Greece.

    d. Contract employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Archaeological Resources Fund, the Acropolis Museum and the Kanellopoulos Museum. Renewal of the free pass is possible if they continue to be employed by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Archaeological Resources Fund, the Acropolis Museum and the Kanellopoulos Museum.

    e. Retired employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Archaeological Resources Fund, the Acropolis Museum and the Kanellopoulos Museum.

    f. Civil Servants in the Legal Advisor Office of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

    g. Greek active teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary education. In the case of substitute/hourly teachers, renewal of the free pass is possible if they continue to be employed as teachers.

    h. Graduates of Departments of History and Archaeology of Schools of Philosophy, as well as graduates from Schools of Architecture, Fine Arts, Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, including Technicians of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art from Greece or from equivalent Schools of EU member-states and the European Economic Area, as well as holders of Master’s or PhD Degrees from those Schools and Departments.

    i. Graduates of Museum Studies programmes and Schools and Departments of Cultural Management of Higher Education Institutions in Greece or equivalent Institutions of EU member-states and the European Economic Area, as well as holders of Master’s or PhD Degrees in those studies.

    j. Students and graduates of the Preparatory and Vocational School of Fine Arts of Panormos Tinos.

    k. Police officers of the Department of Cultural Heritage and Antiquities of Security Directorates.

    Reduced rates of single tickets

    1. The following categories of visitors are entitled to 50% reduced admission in single tickets, during the period from 1st of April to 31st of October:

    a. Children and young people aged between 6 and 25 years, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

    b. Senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU member-states and the European Economic Area, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

    c. Parents accompanying primary education schools visits from EU member-states and the European Economic Area.

    d. Escorting teachers of educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education from non-European Union countries.

    2. From 1st of November until 31st of March, the reduced rate of single tickets is valid for all visitors.​

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

  2. 2. HOW TO GET HERE

    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.

  3. 3. MAP OF INTERIOR SPACES

  4. 4. VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES

    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.

  5. 5. SCHOOL VISITS

    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.

     

  6. 6. MUSEUM'S CAFE

    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
    emailethniko-mouseio@tap.gr


    Opening hours
    Monday: 13:00 – 20:00
    Tuesday-Sunday:
     09:00 – 16:00 

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