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New Acropolis Museum
New Acropolis Museum

New Acropolis Museum

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Ranked #3 in Athens things to do
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Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece
+30 210 9000900
https://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en
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Unpopular opinion: I did not like the New Acropolis Museum. I didn’t like the way it was laid out because everything was in one giant room. The explanations on each item were long ... Read more
and took a long time to read. There was no audio guide. And I was yelled at every time I even touched my camera (except at the porch of maidens)! It was my least favorite museum we went to in Europe. I learned more and got more out of using the Rick Steves Europe app at the Acropolis!

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Kalamata, Greece

Great view to acropolis, well organized, good restaurant, but most of all , takes you to an astonishing trip back to old times, when Athens use to shine over the glimpse of the abyss.

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Barcelona, Spain

I was so impressed by this museum. It is well designed with the most amazing artifacts. A must do in Athens.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

The New Acropolis Museum is gorgeous. The building was stunning, and it was really neat to see the ruins below the building (transparent floors). You’ll soon be able to go down into those ruins, but it wasn’t open when we went in May 2018. They’re ridiculous about taking photos here, even though the Asian and German tour groups were blatantly disregarding that. The Parthenon marbles are impressive (they’ll remind you that the British Museum has most of them), and there’s a cafe on the second level which has a stunning view of the Parthenon. It’s worth taking a break to see (and you’ll want a break, the museum is massive and takes several hours to get through). Admission was 8 euro per person.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Unpopular opinion: I did not like the New Acropolis Museum. I didn’t like the way it was laid out because everything was in one giant room. The explanations on each item were long and took a long time to read. There was no audio guide. And I was yelled at every time I even touched my camera (except at the porch of maidens)! It was my least favorite museum we went to in Europe. I learned more and got more out of using the Rick Steves Europe app at the Acropolis!

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Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

Beautiful museum with a wonderful layout and view of the Acropolis. You can see the available frieze parts laid out as they would be on the Parthenon. Artifacts are accessible and easy to view.

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Platistomo, Greece

The Acropolis Museum (Greek: Μουσείο Ακρόπολης, Mouseio Akropolis) is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

The museum was founded in 2003, while the Organization of the Museum was established in 2008. It opened to the public on 20 June 2009.[1] Nearly 4,000 objects are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square metres. The Organization for the Construction of the new museum is chaired by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Professor Emeritus of Archaeology, Dimitrios Pandermalis.

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Sydney, Australia

Amazing. Get here early first thing when they open to avoid crowds and you will feel like it's a private viewing.
If your British tell your government to give back the Elgin Marbles. They belong in Athens.

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El Paso, Texas, USA

I don't really like museums but this one was pretty impressive to me. The layout of the museum was unique. It told a story of the history behind acropolis as you walked along. Some of the pieces are the original preserved marble structures from Parthenon.

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Local from Athens, Greece

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.
Acropolis Museum: Ninth best in the world, fifth in Europe

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Glasgow, UK

Great museum in a well laid out and exhibited building. The crowning glory is the replica of the Parthenon on the top floor, laid out in the exact same orientation as the real one on the hill outside. Well worth a visit for any history buffs. Relatively cheap as well, free for students and just 5 Euros otherwise.

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One of the most beautiful museums I have ever attended. I love how people mixed ancient with modern!

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Baton Rouge

This is easily my favorite museum that I've ever visited. The outside entryway and walkways are mostly glass floors, so that as you walk, you can see the dug-out remains of civilization beneath you. So cool! Everything inside the museum is breath-taking, but you have to sneak your photos when the guards aren't looking. This is an absolute must for any trip to Athens!

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Local from Athens

A must see! Apart from the sculptures and the ancient greek findings, the building itself is a monument for modern architecture.

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Fantastic new museum built right under the Acropolis, with lots of antiquities to see and a gourmet restaurant with a view to the Acropolis. A must see when you visit Athens.

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Denver, Colorado, USA

This museum is nicely arranged, has interesting artifacts from various locations, and isn't super crowded. The panels on the upper floors mirror the Parthenon. We were part of a cruise tour and I wish we had been there on our own time to explore .

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Words are not enough to describe. Please, visit New Acropolis Museum on your own.

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Bedford

This spectacular museum is a must-see when you visit the Acropolis. It is located nearby, and the terrace cafe has some of the best Acropolis views you'll find. The exhibits contain many of the original marbles from the Parthenon, and also show the evolution of the site from ancient times through more modern wars.

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Local from Athens, Greece

A must visit museum, to my judgement one cannot claim to have visited Greece without paying a visit to Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum.

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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For 5 euros, it's a great deal on furthering learning about Acropolis. Plus, this museum has some of the best restored sculptures from Acropolis and an archaeological site displayed under the first floor glass floor panels...definitely innovative and cool.

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New York City, New York State, USA

If persuading your family to go to an archaeological museum is usually a tough sell, the five-year-old Acropolis Museum will change all that: it’s open, airy, and a joy to visit with lots of natural light to show the 4,000 artifacts at their best, including panoramic views of the Parthenon and Athens. High-quality exhibits like the 2,300-year-old statues of Nike easily capture the imagination, but families can also borrow backpacks that contain games and quizzes about subjects such as archaic colors or the goddess Athena. On weekends for those 13 and older, the museum’s 3-D screenings of Acropolis in Antiquity bring the ancient citadel to life.

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