Trip Planner: Athens / Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments
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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Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments reviews
Small but interesting museum about musical instruments and music from the region. You can listen to samples. Welcoming staff.
Small but interesting museum about musical instruments and music from the region. You can listen to samples. Welcoming staff. more »
This is a gem! You can learn a lot about how instruments make their sounds, watch videos of people performing in cultural contexts, learn about the role of music in celebrations, National identity...
This is a gem! You can learn a lot about how instruments make their sounds, watch videos of people performing in cultural contexts, learn about the role of music in celebrations, National identity... more »
This was a great place to visit during our trip! It was full of interesting information with lots of exhibits packed into a relatively small building. There were headphones that visitors could use to listen to audio of the instruments/music they were reading about and TV screens with footage of different instruments and musical performances. Would really recommend for anyone interested in music and Greek culture/history
This is a small yet lovely museum in a historic house. It contains lots of wonderful instruments that belonged to one dedicated collector. Some of the audio stations were out of order but the QR codes were fabulous musical selections. The text and photographs did a wonderful job of contextualizing. I’m a folklorist and musician so this place was definitely my happy place!
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