National Historical Museum

Stadiou Str 13, Athens 10561

The National Historical Museum is permanently housed in the Old Parliament Building at Stadiou Street (Kolokotronis square) since 1962. It was established by the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, which since its creation in 1882 has been collecting historical items.The Museum narrates the history of Modern Greece: the period of Ottoman and Latin rule, the Greek War of Independence (1821), the liberation struggles, the creation of an independent state, the political, social and spiritual development of the Greeks up to the present day.

The National Historical Museum maintains the permanent exhibition accessible to the public and the departments of :

-Collections (including: Flags, Weapons, Seals, Medallions and Medals, Paintings, Sculptures, Prints, Drawings, Furniture, Maps, Military Uniforms, Folklore Collection and more)

-Archive of Historical Documents

-Photographic Archive

-The Library of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece

-Conservation Laboratory

General Information: 

Τhe permanent exhibition of the National Historical Museum narrates the history of Hellenism from the fall of Constantinople (1453) till the Greek-Italian War of 1940-1941, through paintings and engravings, flags and weapons from national liberation struggles, personal items of historical figures, documents and photographs, utensils and tools as well as traditional costumes and works of modern Greek craftsmanship.

Opening Hours: 

Tuesday to Sunday 8:30-14:30 
Closed on Mondays


Full admission: € 3 
Reduced admission: € 1.5 
Free admission: Every Sunday, the International Museum Day (May 18th) and the following holidays: 
March 25th, October 28th.

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