Description

Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

The unique historic Art Nouveau building at the heart of Athens in Kolonaki district which once belonged to the family of Queen Aspasia Manou, wife of Alexander I, now hosts the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology and the one of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments and Games.

In a total area of 700 square meters, guests will have the opportunity to get to know a relatively unknown aspect of Ancient Greek culture through the permanent exhibition “Ancient Greece – The Origins of Technologies” which includes approximately 100 selected exhibits, from the robot-servant and the "cinema" of Philon to the automatic theater of Heron, and from the Hydraulic Clock of Ktesibios to the Antikythera Mechanism.

At the same time, the same building houses the Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments and Games with 42 fully functional, reassembled musical instruments, such as the helicon and the sixth string of Pythagoras, the lyre of Hermes, the guitar of Apollo, the Homeric phorminx, the harp of Sappho, the Ptolemaic helicon, the Pan flute, the hydraulis of Ktesibios and others.

METRO STATION
Syntagma (Blue Line)
Syntagma station serves also metro line 2 (Red Line)
SEASONALITY
Open all year round
WORKING DAYS/HOURS
Monday-Sunday: 09.00-17.00 (September- May), Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Sunday: 09.00-20.00, Wednesday: 09.00-17.00 (June-August)
PRICE
€10 (scheduled guided tour/ 1 hour), €5 (general admission), €3,50 (youths aged 12-18, students, teachers, multi-child families, pensioners, unemployed), free entry for school monitors and organized groups, children up to 11 years old (accompanied by adults), ICOM members, people with special needs, military personnel, tour guides, journalists
ACCESSIBILITY
No
CREDIT CARDS
Diners, MasterCard, Visa

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