The archaeological excavation beneath the Museum can be visited during the following days and hours:
1 November - 31 March
Monday - Sunday
9 am - 5 pm / Last entry: 4:30 pm
1 April - 31 October
8 am - 4 pm / Last entry: 3:30 pm
Tuesday - Sunday
8 am - 8 pm / Last entry: 7:30 pm
1 January, Orthodox Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 & 26 December
Reduced Christmas hours
On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (24 & 31 December), the Museum is open from 9 am to 3 pm.
Reduced Easter Hours
On Orthodox Good Friday, the Museum is open from 12 noon to 6 pm; on Orthodox Holy Saturday, from 8 am to 3 pm.
Extended opening hours
On the evenings of the August full moon and the European Night of Museums, the Museum is open until midnight.
Free admission days
6 March (Melina Mercouri Day), 25 March (National holiday), 18 May (International Day of Museums), 28 October (National holiday).
The shops remain open during the scheduled days and hours of the Museum’s operation; they close 15 minutes before the Museum’s closing time.
Café & Restaurant
The café and restaurant remain open during the scheduled days and hours of the Museum’s operation. Every Friday, the second-floor restaurant remains open until midnight.
(1 NOVEMBER - 31 MARCH)
(1 APRIL - 31 OCTOBER)
*Information on visitors eligible for reduced admission or free entry is available here.
Provision of tickets
Visitors can acquire their admission tickets either from the Museum’s Ticket Desk or through e-ticketing. The permanent exhibition ticket entitles the holder entry to the exhibition areas inside the Museum and the archaeological excavation beneath the Museum. The excavation is accessible from the Museum’s entrance courtyard.
Bookings for groups (15-50 persons) are made either by telephone at 210 9000903, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, or online at [email protected]
School group reservations can be organized by telephone at +30 210 9000903. The Museum also offers several educational options for children and teachers. Information on the organization of school visits and the Museum’s educational programs can be found in the section Students and Teachers.
to the shop and café on the ground floor, the purchase of a ticket is not required.
to the shop and restaurant on the second floor, a free admission ticket is required, available at the Ticket Desk.
To enhance your visit in the Museum’s galleries, our Archaeologist-Hosts provide additional information on the exhibits with the help of portable electronic services and rich visual aids.
Under their guidance, visitor and school groups have the opportunity to see and touch various materials, tools and models of ancient artifacts related to the Museum's collections and antiquity.
Visitors also have the opportunity to participate in gallery talks led by our Archaeologist-Hosts. Further information can be found in the section gallery talks.
*Where to find them:
Tuesday and Wednesday
10 am - 2 pm
At the sign post in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery
9:30 am - 11 am
In the Museum’s Reading Lounge
11 am - 2 pm
At the sign post in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery
Visit the Museum Reading Lounge on the second floor and browse through books on the Acropolis and ancient Greece. In this quiet space, you can use your personal laptop and the free wireless network, as well as enjoy the special view of the Karyatids and the Hekatompedon pediment.
Look for the Multimedia Center on the small balcony on the second floor, and use the touch screens to learn about the exciting stories and adventures that some of the most significant of the Acropolis have had over time.
For the protection, preservation and safety of the Museum’s exhibits:
Leave large purses, bags and backpacks at the cloakroom.
Do not touch the exhibits.
Do not bring food or drinks into the exhibition galleries.
Do not take photos or shoot videos in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery – for the protection of the sculptures that still retain traces of their ancient colors.
Please set mobile phones to silent and avoid their use while touring the exhibition galleries.
The Acropolis Museum has a shop and a bookstore offering a wide variety of gifts, souvenirs and books, all inspired by the Museum's exhibits. Also available are cast copies of important artifacts from its collections, produced in the Museum’s conservation lab under strict specifications. The shop and bookstore are open during the Museum's opening hours; they close 30 minutes before the Museum's closing hours.
to the ground-floor shop, the purchase of a ticket is not required.
to the second-floor shop, a free admission ticket is required, available at the Museum’s Ticket Desk.
Yes, you can purchase a ticket with either cash or a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, UnionPay).
Can I visit the Museum again on another day using the same ticket?
No, tickets are one-use only and valid only for the date for which they are issued.
A visit at the Museum
Are pets allowed?
Pets are not allowed inside the Museum. Use of guide-dogs to accompany visitors with disabilities is permitted.
Does the Museum have a cloakroom, where I can leave my personal belongings?
The Museum has two cloakrooms, one for the service of independent visitors and one for group visits. Both are located on the Museum’s ground floor, where visitors are requested to leave backpacks and other bulky items. The Museum is not responsible for fragile or valuable objects left in the cloakroom.
Is there a security check for bags carried into the Museum?
Yes, there is a security check-point with an X-ray scanner at the Museum’s entrance. For this reason, it is recommended that visitors avoid bringing large bags or backpacks to the Museum.
Is photography allowed in the Museum?
Amateur photography and filming is permitted in all areas of the Museum, except the Archaic Acropolis Gallery. The use of flash and additional professional equipment such as portable lights and tripod, is not allowed inside the Museum. The publishing of material in print or electronic media by professional photographers is accepted only with the Museum's written authorization.
Does the Museum have Wi-Fi?
Free access to the Museum’s wireless network is available in all public areas of the building.