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Museum of Ancient Greek Technology - Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments and Games

Benefit: Single Entry
Regular Price: Adult USD 11.80; Child USD 0.00
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Attraction Highlights

  • Two museums in one visit
  • More than 100 Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greeks
  • Interactive ancient Greek musical instruments and games
  • Handmade models, copies of the exhibits of the museum
  • Located in the elegant district of Kolonaki in the heart of Athens
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Address Pindarou 6, Athens 10671, Greece
Collection Information Tickets must be redeemed at the Museum's cashier, please have your iVenture Card present.
Phone 0030 211 411 0044
Email: [email protected]
Work Hours WINTER TIME: Weekdays & Weekends 09:00-17:00
SUMMER TIME (July-August): Wednesday: 09:00-17:00, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 09:00-20:00
Closed Days 1st January, 1st May, Easter holiday, 25th December
Website http://kotsanas.com/

What to expect

In a unique historic Art Nouveau building at the very heart of Athens in Kolonaki district you may visit two special museums. The building which once belonged to the family of Queen Aspasia Manou, wife of Alexander I now hosts the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology and the Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments and Games.

In a total area of 700 square meters, guests will have the opportunity to get to know a relatively unknown aspect of Ancient Greek culture through the permanent exhibition “Ancient Greece – The Origins of Technologies” which includes approximately 100 selected exhibits, from the robot-servant and the "cinema" of Philon to the automatic theater of Heron, and from the Hydraulic Clock of Ktesibios to the Antikythera Mechanism.

At the same time, the same building houses the Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments and Games with 42 fully functional, reassembled musical instruments, such as the helicon and the sixth string of Pythagoras, the lyre of Hermes, the guitar of Apollo, the Homeric phorminx, the harp of Sappho, the Ptolemaic helicon, the Pan flute, the hydraulis of Ktesibios and others.

Things to look out for

Guests will also be able to purchase from the Museum Shop, handmade models, copies of the exhibits of the museum made by Marios Kotsanas, such as an exact replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, the portable "clock" notebook of Parmenion, the fourth quadrant of the Hipparchus, ancient Greek ships, toys, musical instruments, and other items.

The new Kotsanas Museums will also present a specific space for periodical exhibitions, each time dedicated to different aspects of the admirable technology of the Ancient Greeks, such as the Archimedes exhibition, Ancient Greek automations, Ancient Greek shipbuilding, Ancient Greek siege engines, Ancient Greek astronomy and many others.

Helpful Tips

All of our exhibits are interactive. Are you ready to touch, play, experience? Please ask our qualified staff to help you.

You are free to take pictures and find out which may be you favorite exhibit. We are there to listen.

Easy access to metro station Syntagma and bus stops. Walking distance to the most popular tourist attractions.

Address Pindarou 6, Athens 10671, Greece
Phone 0030 211 411 0044
Work Hours WINTER TIME: Weekdays & Weekends 09:00-17:00
SUMMER TIME (July-August): Wednesday: 09:00-17:00, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 09:00-20:00
Closed Days 1st January, 1st May, Easter holiday, 25th December
Website http://kotsanas.com/