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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
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"greek revolution"
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"household items"
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"world war"
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"worth a visit"
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"free entrance"
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"independence"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 24 January 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 20 October 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 14 October 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 4 October 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 13 September 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 28 July 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.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best museums I've ever been to, not just in Athens but anywhere. While the rest of the sites are devoted to ancient history here you will learn about Greece's independence movements and much more. The old parliament room is worth...More

Thank TeresaBX13
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

A must-see if you want to know more about how modern Greece came to be. It could do with a little bit more organisation, or description in chronological order - I did get a bit confused - and I'm not sure the inside of doorframes...More

2  Thank Catherine_VZ
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This relatively small museum can almost be overlooked if you don't know its address; and that would be a shame, because it houses some really interesting exhibits - not from the ancient days, but from the Byzantine era and most of all more recent Greek...More

2  Thank binapiraeus
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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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