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Benaki Museum, Athens

4.3
#22 of 71 in Museums in Athens
6 museums

5 active archives

187 committed staff members offer high quality cultural experiences to the public.

100.000 works dating back from the Paleolithic Era to 2013.

146.000 visitors/year rank The Benaki Museum as Greece’s second most visited museum.

22.000 children & adults take part in educational programmes each year.

Over 30 temporary exhibitions each year cycle through its galleries.

1.500 works from The Benaki Museum’s Collection travel the world each year, fostering liaisons with prominent cultural institutions of internationally.

130.000 volumes are accessible by the public in what is Greece’s largest library.

350 cultural events each year, including conferences, presentations and lectures, theatrical and dance performances, music events and concerts, film screenings, press conferences, book presentations and festivals.

4 Museum Shops produce and sell quality replicas of exhibits, works by new artists, as well as publications on art, architecture, design.

20 new titles are published each year by The Benaki Editions, which today count over 430 publications.

1.000 copies of The Benaki Museum’s annual magazine are distributed each year to prominent figures of the intellectual, political and artistic life in Greece and abroad.

2 café-restaurants, one on Koumbari Str. and another on Pireos Str., serve as relaxing meeting points providing a range of gastronomy experiences. Their pleasant and warm environment makes them perfect spaces for corporate or other events.
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  • This is truly one of the best small museums I have ever visited. Set in a lovely old Athenian Mansion the museum is on 4 floors and is divided into a series of galleries that take you from Ancient tim...  more »
  • Begin at the top floor and go down., backwards through history. I was most impressed with the costumes and the household materials. Most items were from Christian era or costumes. The museum is well c...  more »
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  • I am usually not that much of an classical art person but I found this museum very interesting for it's wide array of different pieces. It covers classical busts, Renaissance paintings, Byzantine clothing, historical coins and much more. What I found best were the texts that have me a reference with which I could understand the various pieces.
  • The museum is situated in a beautiful historical building and hosts artifacts from all Greek periods. It offers an audio tour via an app but we didn't try it. Worth a visit.Lots of interesting stuff in this museum - I especially liked the exhibits on old styles of Greek clothing. If you're going to pay this museum a visit, come for lunch because the view from the top floor is spectacular!
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