The Industrial Gas Museum, the first industrial museum in Athens, is an addition to the assembly of museums found in the Greek metropolis, and it reveals one of the few remaining monuments of industrial heritage in the city.
It opened in January 2013 in order to promote and protect the old gas plant of Athens that provided the capital with energy and lighting for about 130 years.
A visit to the museum includes a walk with 14 stops during which the visitor has the chance to follow the gas production line, admire the mechanical equipment and the old machinery, discover the role businessmen and workers played in the plant, get to know the working conditions and become familiar with meanings such as industrial heritage and archaeology. The Tower of the New Watergas, one of the most impressive places of Technopolis, invites you to live a unique experience, climbing up the highest building of Technopolis and enjoying the views stretching ahead of you –from Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill up to the western suburbs and Egaleo, Faliro and Castella with a 360-degree view.
The extensive photo collection and archives as well as the audiovisual material comprising shows and interviews with workers that used to work in the plant as well as local residents are also very interesting.