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National History Museum (Old Parliament)

13 Stadiou, Athens 105 61, Greece
+30 21 0323 7617
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13 Stadiou, Athens 105 61, Greece
Syntagma
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"greek revolution"
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"syntagma square"
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"household items"
in 2 reviews
"world war"
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"modern greek"
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"chronological order"
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"worth a visit"
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"free entrance"
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"ancient times"
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"independence"
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"weapons"
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"costumes"
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"sword"
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"turks"
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"collection"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a history fan, this is one of my favorite places in the city. It is a great collection that can give a visitor very good insight in modern history of the country. The museum is located in a historical palace that was a home...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the latest years Greece was occupied under Ottoman Turks. Especially 100 years before 1830 they fight politically and military for "liberty". Many things of the museum are weapons armo from these who give their lives, like politician 1st governor Kapodistrias and generals Kolokotronis+Karaiskakis,many many...More

Thank Dimitrios L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed about the huge collections of statues , jewelries, tools , all very well preserved that give you a glimpse of the rich Greek culture and history,

Thank laurique
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We are history geeks and this museum did not disappoint. I think I finally understand the anger against the Turks and it has inspired me to read more about it. If you are into armory and guns, they have a great display. What was a...More

Thank MWR8
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

It was interesting. They exhibited the different costumes women wore. Women from different classes. The jewelry worn that would decorate the type of dress they wore. There was like a little 'throne' which was Otto's the king. A little boat which Amalia his wife used....More

Thank Hirlsa H
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

If you’re not accustomed to recent Greek history, this museum does a good job explaining it. You have artefacts from world war 1 & 2 and the museum houses typical Greek dresses, artillery, uniforms and even an old parliament setup. It’s a small museum so...More

1  Thank Tanya D
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

If you are not accustomed with the greek revolution of 1821 and the decades that followed, you won't understand what this museum is about. However, it has an excellent collection of unique weapons: special handcrafted muskets with very long barrels and intricate decorations; ottoman swords...More

Thank Raymond G
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

There is free entrance on the 1st Sunday of the month and as I was walking along I ventured in. The staff is very polite. You need to devote at least a couple of hours to visit all rooms. The video in the impressive hall...More

Thank polygnosi
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

So this is a cute small museum that is in the hold Parliament building. And if you are interested in Greek history the building alone are pretty cool. It will only take 2 hours tops to get through it and if you go on Sunday...More

Thank SteelCity13
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

Very dull and boring museum. Go there only if you have already visited all the other museums in Athens. The building itself is nice, old parliament house.

Thank tarjak2014
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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
...More
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