Acropolis Museum in Greece

The Acropolis Museum is one of the most famous galleries globally, located on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street in Athens. The museum is very close to the Parthenon, attracting countless tourists every year.

 

History of the Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis is a building dating back thousands of years ago; therefore, it has changed or even broken down over time. Various governments have looted many parts of the building throughout history until the Greek government finally decided to establish the Acropolis Museum to display the Greek city’s antiquities in 1863.

The museum was built on 800 square meters, but most of these works did not fit in this museum due to the large number of works found in Greece. To solve this problem, the government decided to build a new museum, called the Little Museum, in 1888.

Eventually, however, the Acropolis Museum was demolished, and the first museum expanded to make it an integrated building. Finally, in 1947, the Acropolis Museum’s construction was completed, but the story did not end here. Because the number of museum visitors increased every year, the museum was rebuilt and expanded in 2007. In 2009, the museum was officially opened and now welcomes millions of tourists from all over the world every year. 

The architects of this beautiful and spectacular museum were two prominent architects named Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis. Today, the Acropolis Museum collaborates with renowned Chinese museums, including the Shanghai Museum and the Beijing Forbidden City Museum. A number of works from these Chinese museums are on display at the Acropolis Museum, as well as some old Acropolis Museum structures in Chinese museums.

 

 

What to See Inside the Acropolis Museum?

In the Acropolis Museum, you can see various artifacts from ancient Greece. A number of ancient Greek artifacts have been removed from Greece by multiple governments in the past, and the Greek government has been working in recent years to bring these works back to the Acropolis Museum. Large glass windows surround the museum, so you can easily see outside the museum and see the city’s beauties.

The museum has three floors. You can see famous works such as the 5 Caryatid columns and the Erechtheion temple sculptures on the first floor. You can see marble sculptures, beautiful stone carvings, and stone sculptures on the other floors of the museum. It is estimated that there are more than 3,000 different works in the Acropolis Museum. Inside the museum, there are restaurants, cafes, and gift shops that you can visit when you are tired. There is even a bookstore in the museum that sells books on the Acropolis and ancient Greece.

Acropolis Museum in Greece 1

Photo by Larry Koester via Flickr

 

How to Get More Information About This Museum?

The museum is not limited to antiquities, and it has created various applications and books to increase the information of different people around the world. You can get a lot of information about any of the Acropolis Museum’s antiquities through these applications. Besides, you can see beautiful images of antiquities inside the museum.

You can see the Acropolis Museum’s official website for more information about this museum, visiting hours, etc. A new feature added to this site is a virtual tour that you can view online inside the gallery.

Also, if you ever visited the Acropolis Museum, you can use the tours that the museum offers and get a lot of information about each of the museum’s structures. There are also historians inside the Acropolis Museum who will answer any questions you may have while visiting the museum. Books were written about the Acropolis Museum describing the ancient Greeks’ culture and customs, which may be of great interest to those interested in history.

Acropolis museum

Photo by faungg’s photos via Flickr

 

What to See Inside the Acropolis Museum?

In the Acropolis Museum, you can see various artifacts from ancient Greece. A number of ancient Greek artifacts have been removed from Greece by multiple governments in the past, and the Greek government has been working in recent years to bring these artifacts back to the Acropolis Museum. Large glass windows surround the museum. So you can quickly see outside the museum and see the beauties of the city.

The museum has three floors. You can see famous works such as the 5 Caryatid columns and the Erechtheion temple sculptures on the first floor. You can see marble sculptures, beautiful stone carvings, and stone sculptures on the other floors of the museum. It is estimated that there are more than 3,000 different works in the Acropolis Museum. Inside the museum, there are restaurants, cafes, and gift shops that you can visit when tired. There is even a bookstore in the museum that sells books on the Acropolis and ancient Greece.

Acropolis Museum in Greece 2

Photo by Ed Bierman via Flickr

 

How Much Is the Museum Ticket?

Tickets for the Acropolis Museum are €5. But if you want to visit the Acropolis and its surroundings in addition to the museum, as well as the various structures and temples around it, you have to pay €30. Museum tickets are free for children and people under 18 who are from the EU and for people under five who are non-EU. It is said that it takes about 4 hours to see the whole museum. To find out the museum’s opening hours each season, you can visit the museum’s official website.

Acropolis Museum

Photo by Brad Hostetler via Flickr

 

Conclusion

If you have ever had doubts about visiting this museum, indeed you have many reasons to visit this museum now. The museum displays many finds from the Acropolis hill and the temple of Athena, and the ancient Greeks’ sacrifices to the gods. This museum has the highest world standards, and it will surely be a good memory for you to visit it.

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