National History Museum (Old Parliament), Athens

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The National Historical Museum, founded in 1882, is the oldest of its kind in Greece. It is located in the Old Parliament House at Stadiou Street in Athens, which housed the Hellenic Parliament between 1875 and 1932.
The museum houses the collection of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, founded in 1882. It is the oldest collection of its kind in Greece, and prior to its transfer to the Old Parliament, was housed in the main building of the National Technical University.
The collection contains historical items concerning the period from the capture of Constantinopolis by the Ottomans in 1453 to the Second World War, emphasizing especially the period of the Greek Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the modern Greek state. Among the items displayed are weapons, personal belongings and memorabilia from historical personalities, historical paintings by Greek and foreign artists, manuscripts, as well as a large collection of traditional costumes from the various regions of Greece. The collection is displayed in the corridors and rooms of the building, while the great central hall of the National Assembly is used for conferences.
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  • Althought I've been passing by thousands of times in the past, I only decided to visit it a few days ago and realized what I was missing! The museum, althought not greatly organized, meaning you can't...  more »
  • We came here on a Sunday when it is free entry (worth noting that it closes at 2.30 on Sundays). Set in the old parliament building with plenty of interest to look at including a temporary exhibition,...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit to see the old Parliament, traditional dresses and military hardware. Closes at 14.30.
  • I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!❤❤❤
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