Athens University History Museum

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Timings : Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed on weekends (except on the first Sunday of each month)

Entry Fees : Adult: EUR 2
Child: EUR 1
Free admission on the first Sunday of every month

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Athens University History Museum, Athens Overview

Athens University History Museum, or the Old University, is a museum in Plaka. It houses historical relics and collections of the former university like preserved manuscripts, scientific instruments, portraits and even diplomas. These provide a great insight into the university’s history and its contribution to Greek science and art. It offers splendid views of the Acropolis and is a 2-minute walk from Erechtheion.

It was an old Ottoman building reconstructed in the 19th century by Stamatios Kleanthis and Eduard Schaubert for official purposes and is one of the oldest residential buildings in the city. From 1937 to 1841, it became home to the independent Greek state’s first university. The museum’s courtyards witness the best theatrical and musical performances. Regular educational programmes ares conducted including guided tours for students, and other events such as seminars and exhibitions held on the ground floor.

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