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Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments

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Quality Small Museum - A Must See For Anyone Interested in Folklore Musical Instruments

This museum is well presented. Besides having a great collection of old and diverse Greek folklore... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Pleasant free museum in the heart of Athens

This museum is free -- can't beat that -- and has interesting displays on old Greek instruments... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Joel S
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is well presented. Besides having a great collection of old and diverse Greek folklore instruments, what made the museum more interesting were the enlarged historical photographs on the walls of Greek people playing instruments - thus giving valuable context to the collection. Information...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

This museum is free -- can't beat that -- and has interesting displays on old Greek instruments. You can listen via headphones to several different samples, although not all of them were working when we visited. I was also slightly annoyed that one of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joel S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The museum is located in a small Villa. It has 3 floors with different kind of instruments. On the first floor are tambourades, laghouta,mandolins from different periods of time. On the ground drums,army drums,flutes,etc. on the underground floor are bells,cymbals violins etc. It is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vlad V
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This was a great little museum for music lovers. Free entrance. Several displays of traditional musical instruments. They had audio stations with English.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank erinkidd
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A quick visit to this museum to see the instruments and the evolution of music in Greek culture. See the hand made instruments.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vicar_of_Dibley
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is such and amazing space with great historical information. The fact that they do not charge entrance fee is a huge disadvantage. The fee would help to keep the place updated. What is missing is much more videos, musical than explanations and a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Oresti
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Not where google map indicates so had to ask as it’s close by . Worth half an hour to look as it’s free and shows the older musical instruments used that still influence today .

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

A little hidden. The museum was a villa from a General once and turned into a museum. I love the wooden stairway. Alot of old type interesting instruments. Entrance......free.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank troopermini1
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is a very good museum for greek music lovers. The ability to see all the instruments, learn about the background and hear the music is amazing. And what is more amazing is that this museum is for free ..

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Galiabi
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting and well-presented museum. Well worth a visit whether you have any interest in Greek music or not. Some of the instruments on display are beautifully crafted - many by hand. As others have mentioned, headphones also allow an audio experience....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Seitch
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