The National Historical Museum, founded in 1882, is the oldest of its kind in Greece. It is located in the Old Parliament House at Stadiou Street in Athens, which housed the Hellenic Parliament between 1875 and 1932.With our international travel planner, Athens attractions like National History Museum (Old Parliament) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
The museum houses the collection of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, founded in 1882. It is the oldest collection of its kind in Greece, and prior to its transfer to the Old Parliament, was housed in the main building of the National Technical University.
The collection contains historical items concerning the period from the capture of Constantinopolis by the Ottomans in 1453 to the Second World War, emphasizing especially the period of the Greek Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the modern Greek state. Among the items displayed are weapons, personal belongings and memorabilia from historical personalities, historical paintings by Greek and foreign artists, manuscripts, as well as a large collection of traditional costumes from the various regions of Greece. The collection is displayed in the corridors and rooms of the building, while the great central hall of the National Assembly is used for conferences.
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National History Museum (Old Parliament) Reviews
In a beautiful building steeped in history, an absorbing collection of artefacts and memorabilia documents the country's history from the beginning of Ottoman occupation to WW II. In front is a... more »
Perhaps I was just on museum overload after a couple days in Athens or had different expectations, but the National History Museum felt average at best to me. There is a logical flow to the... more »
Well worth a visit to see the old Parliament, traditional dresses and military hardware. Closes at 14.30.
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