National Historical Museum [Museum Profile]

National Historical Museum [Museum Profile]
National Historical Museum [Museum Profile]


Where: Athens (Old Parliament House, 11 Stadiou St)

In a few words:
The National Historical Museum, Athens​ is located in the original Old Parliament House of Greece and narrates the modern history of the country: from the Greek War of Independence to the creation of an independent state.

Τhe permanent exhibition of the National Historical Museum narrates the history of modern Greece — from the fall of Eastern Roman Empire in 1453 and the subsequent Ottoman and Latin rule era to the Greek War of Independence (1821) and from the creation of an independent state until the Greek-Italian War of 1940-1941 — through paintings and engravings, flags and weapons, personal items of historical figures, documents and photographs, utensils and tools as well as traditional costumes and works of Greek Folk Art craftsmanship.



What you will see:
Located in the original Old Parliament House of Greece, the permanent collection  — featuring works and artefacts from the country’s past 300 years — is divided in the below sections:

  1. 1453 AD The fall of the Eastern Roman Empire
  2. 13th-18th century Latin and Ottoman rule
  3. 1670-1821 The awakening of the independence movement
  4. 1821-1827 The Greek War of Independence
  5. 1821-1827 Weapons of the struggle
  6. 14th-15th century Greek scholars in the West and clergy and the Ottoman state
  7. 1821-1827 Events of the Greek War of Independence
  8. 1821-1827 Philhellenism, the supporters of Greek independence
  9. 1821-1827 The naval struggle
  10. 1826-1862 Foundation of the modern Greek state
  11. 1863-1908 Consolidation of parliamentary system and the territorial expansion of the state
  12. 1912-1922 Balkan Wars, First World War and the Asia Minor campaign
  13. 1940-1944 Second World War
  14. 1833-1913 Memorabilia from the reigns of kings Otto and George I
  15. 19th century Folk Art collection (traditional costumes and jewellery)
  16. 19th century Aspects of urban society in 19th century modern Greek state



Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 2:30pm (Free admission)

Ticket prices (2017):
Full admission: €3
Reduced admission: €1.5

Free admission:

  1. Every Sunday
  2. International Museum Day (May 18th)
  3. March 25th (Declaration of War of Independence Day 1821)
  4. October 28th (Declaration of Greco-Italian War 1940-1941)

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