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National History Museum (Old Parliament)

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13 Stadiou, Athens 105 61, Greece
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is perhaps second only to the Acropolis and Acropolis museum as a must-see, it has an extensive collection from every epoch of Greek Art from Neolithic to the Roman Empire of exceptional quality and range. It is a 19-century national museum of a traditional...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this place with my kids school & even though we couldn't see everything as there is a lot to see. The kids loved it so we visited again with them.

Thank lubnasrahman
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The museum isn't satisfying at all, the collection is average, the only thing that attracted my attention was the Sword of George Byron. Although it's nice to see the Old Parliament.

Thank akson9
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The collections were properly lighted and good to learn about the ancient Hellenic History. Also Glad it was ffree to European students.

Thank Karthick J
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Traditional but attractive display of important objects illustrating the history of Greece. Nice to see other historical artefacts than prehistorical. In addition there were very interesting and original temporary exhibition, in particular one about WW1. Museum building is an important landmark in itself for the...More

Thank Ad P
Reviewed 18 May 2018

As a history fan, this is one of my favorite places in the city. It is a great collection that can give a visitor very good insight in modern history of the country. The museum is located in a historical palace that was a home...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 18 May 2018

On the latest years Greece was occupied under Ottoman Turks. Especially 100 years before 1830 they fight politically and military for "liberty". Many things of the museum are weapons armo from these who give their lives, like politician 1st governor Kapodistrias and generals Kolokotronis+Karaiskakis,many many...More

Thank Dimitrios L
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I was impressed about the huge collections of statues , jewelries, tools , all very well preserved that give you a glimpse of the rich Greek culture and history,

Thank laurique
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We are history geeks and this museum did not disappoint. I think I finally understand the anger against the Turks and it has inspired me to read more about it. If you are into armory and guns, they have a great display. What was a...More

Thank MWR8
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

It was interesting. They exhibited the different costumes women wore. Women from different classes. The jewelry worn that would decorate the type of dress they wore. There was like a little 'throne' which was Otto's the king. A little boat which Amalia his wife used....More

Thank Hirlsa H
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Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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