Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, Athens

4.3
#16 of 73 in Museums in Athens
Explore the history of music at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, where you'll find over 1,200 Greek musical instruments on display. The collection spans over 300 years of musical history, and includes lyres, flogheras, defia, gaides, koudouia, laghouta, bouzoukia, souravlie, and many more pieces. Located in an Athenian mansion built in 1842, the museum is laid out over three floors, with instruments grouped into four sections. Explanatory labels in English accompany the displays, and the available earphones let you hear how each instrument sounds. Arrange your visit to Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments and discover more family-friendly attractions in Athens using our Athens online driving holiday planner .
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  • This museum is just a block or two from Monastiraki square, byt the Roman Agora. It is in a beautiful old house. There are many Greek musical instruments and many have recordings with them so you can ...  more »
  • This museum is not very eye catching even it's just right next to the Roman Agora, but it's definitely worth going because it has a very good collection of the musical instruments with photos, text , ...  more »
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  • As a musician, I found the museum quite interesting, with many well-preserved traditional instruments and good explanations. However, several of the headphones to listen to examples were missing. Also, it's small, you can go through it quite thoroughly and it doesn't take too long.
  • Free, concise, and well laid out. The museum isn't very large, but they do a good job of presenting a lot of historical instrument usage. More instruments than description (but everything is labeled). Also a nice bathroom.
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