The new Acropolis Museum the Parthenon Gallery Museum Entrance Hours Findings

When visiting Greece, what you should definitely not miss is a visit to some of its best museums. There is a big variety to choose from, but one of them stands from the crowd. It is no other than the New Acropolis Museum.

 The New Acropolis Museum

Located on 15 Dionysiou Aeropagitou Street in Athens, only 300 meters from Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum  houses unique treasures from ancient Greece, not all of which were well known so far. Thanks to the architect Bernard Tschumi who has made sure that  the sculptures will be visible in natural light,  without running the risk of getting damaged in the process due to strict climate control,  visitors can clearly observe every single piece, at their own pace. After crossing the ground floor, the first collection waiting to be admired is the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis,  which, as its name indicates, includes amazing findings from the sanctuaries, founded on the slopes of the Acropolis.

Following next, is the Archaic Gallery, which houses rare exhibits from  7th century BC till 480/79 BC. What is important to note here, is that visitors are able to view those exhibits as three-dimensional ones, as well as observe in detail, taking full advantage of the natural light that is offered.

On the 3rd floor, the Parthenon  Gallery provides useful information regarding the sculptural decoration of Parthenon, as well as detailed cost records about the construction of Parthenon and the statue of  Athena Parthenos (in an attempt to  demonstrate that democracy  clearly ruled  during the 5th century BC). The installation of the frieze of the Parthenon, provides the opportunity for careful observation and thorough analysis.

How to get there

By bus: (Stop Makryianni).  Lines that can be used are the following: 24, 40, 57, 103, 106, 108, 111, 126, 134, 135, 136, 137, 155, 206, 208, 227, 230, 237, 790, 856, Α2, Α3, Α4, Β2, Β3, Β4, Ε2, Ε22

By metro:  Line 2 can be used (Aghios Antonios-Aghios Dimitrios), Disembarking Station: Acropolis.

Museum Entrance

Public entrance at Dionysiou Areopagitou Street.
Entrance for groups at Mitseon Street.

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 8 a.m-8 p.m

Last admission at 7:30 pm.

By 7:45 p.m, all galleries of the museum are cleared.

Tickets

General admission fee: 5 €

Reduced admission fee: 3 €

Tickets can be purchased either from the Museum Ticket Desk, or from the Museum Website. When purchasing tickets from the Museum Website, visitors need to pick them up from the Museum Ticket Desk, preferably one day earlier from the day of the planned visit, so as to avoid waiting in line.

The New Acropolis Museum most definitely lives up to the  high standards set by the ancient Greeks. Wherever they are now, they must be very proud of the way the future generations chose to cherish the treasures of the past.