Today’s Exploration: Acropolis Museum
We are very proud to present to you the Acropolis Museum!
The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to host every object that has been found both on the sacred rock of the Acropolis and at its foot. The new building was founded in 2003 and opened to the public on June 21, 2009.
The artifacts cover a wide period from the Mycenaean period to Roman and Early Christian Athens. The museum is built on the archaeological Makrigianni space. Underneath the museum, the visitors have the opportunity to see the residue of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.
The museum is divided into 5 thematic categories:
- The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis,
- The Archaic Gallery,
- From the 5th BC to the 5th c. AD.,
- Propylaia, Athena Nike, Erechtheion (In this section you can visit the famous Caryatids, waiting patiently for their sister to return from the British Museum),
- The Parthenon Gallery.
The most important part of the museum is located on the last floor. We talk, of course, about the Parthenon Gallery. The installation of the frieze of the Parthenon on the rectangular cement core that has exactly the same dimensions as the cella of the Parthenon enables a comprehensive viewing of the details of the frieze, as one takes the perimetric walk of the Gallery. The narrative of the story of the Panathenaic Procession is pieced together with a combination of the original blocks of the frieze and cast copies of the pieces in museums abroad, such as the British Museum and the Louvre.
Get to know the Acropolis Museum (For our little friends).
If you have kids and you want to show them the Acropolis Museum, you can do it by using the online interactive games of the Museum.
General Admission Fee: 5€
You can buy your ticket either from the Museum’s Ticket Desk, or via its e-ticketing service.
Free entry: 25 March, 18 May and 28 October
Dates & Times:
Acropoli (Line 2)
A short visit to the Acropolis Museum: