…masterpieces of the Acropolis…
The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological site-specific museum, housing the most famous works of classical antiquity. More and more of the hundreds of thousands visitors to the Acropolis Museum are rediscovering the lure of the works of the ancient world and enjoying the grandeur of the sculptures of classical Greece. The Museum’s objective is to transform such enthusiasm into a more substantial relationship between visitors and this ancient cultural heritage which has remained an inspiration for over 25 centuries.
Using many different strategies, the Museum attempts to make visitors real participants in its research program on the interpretation and comprehension of its exhibits. The program focusing on the colors of the sculptures is greeted with enthusiasm by both visitors and experts. The diverse reconstructions of details on marble copies, on cast copies and with digital modeling allowed visitors to obtain a complete picture of the ancient sculptures and to creatively stimulate their interest.
The Acropolis Museum offers various learning options to its visitors, such as the opportunity to participate in weekly presentations of selected exhibits held by Museum Archaeologist–Hosts. Τhe Museum also gives families the opportunity to enjoy their visit and learn about the exhibits in a creative way through the specially designed Family Backpacks and Family Trails.
The Acropolis in Lego bricks and lots of fun!
Visitors have the opportunity to admire the impressive Lego Acropolis model that was recently donated to the Acropolis Museum by the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum, following the initiative of Michael Turner, Senior Curator at the Nicholson Museum. The model contains more than 120.000 Lego bricks and took about 300 hours to build by Ryan McNaught. This reconstruction of the Acropolis has already attracted more than 100.000 visitors at the Nicholson Museum. The Acropolis Museum is preparing children’s programs in 2015 which will allow young visitors too to experiment with similar bricks.
Acropolis Museum, 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens 11742, Tel.: +30 210 9000900,
Admission fee: 5 euros
1 April – 31 October:
Monday: 8am – 4pm
Tuesday to Sunday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 10pm (restaurant open until 12 midnight)
1 November – 31 March:
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 10pm (restaurant open until 12 midnight)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 8pm
Closed: 1 January, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, 1 May, 25 and 26 December