Museum of the History of Athens University, Athens

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The Athens University History Museum is housed in the building known as Kleanthis’ Residence or The Old University. The building dates before the 18th Century, establishing it as one of the very few surviving buildings from the pre-Otto period. It may be identified with a house depicted in a painting of Athens by J. Carrey, who visited the city in 1674 as Charles – Marie - François Olier, Marquis de Nointel’s painter.

The building was purchased in 1831 by Stamatios Kleanthis and Edward Schaubert who were the first to undertake the urban planning of the city of Athens.

From 1837 and for four years the building functioned as the first University of the Independent Greek State. 150 years later, in 1987, its current function was inaugurated.

The Museum is also open on the first Sunday of each month from 11:00 until 16:00.
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  • After the upheavals of the long struggle for independence, an important goal of the new Greek state was the implementation of modern educational institutions. Here documents marvellously the nascent.....  more »
  • This museum is a short walk from the Monastiraki area but is quiet as not part of the normal tourist trail. Welcomed by a lovely dog obviously owned by the people who run it! Not a large museum but....  more »
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  • It's hidden in the middle of Plaka and Anafiotika, there are almost no tourists there. It's a hidden gem and has a beautiful terrice view of the whole city. Student discount is available and it's quite interesting inside.
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