Useful information for family visits at the Museum


Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card, are entitled to free admission. For information on eligibility for reduced admission ticket or free admission, please click here.


Baby strollers are available for use free of charge, from the Museum’s cloakroom.


The Museum provides a baby changing facility on the north side of the first floor gallery.


A children’s menu is available at the ground floor Café and at the second-floor Restaurant. Read more…


At the Museum Shop on the ground floor parents will find a wide variety of games and other contemporary items inspired by the cultural heritage of ancient Greece, for their children. The bookstore on the second floor also offers a wide range of children’s books on the Acropolis and on Greek history. Read more…


Children and their parents can direct questions, make comments and express opinions on the exhibits to the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts. Archaeologist-Hosts can be found from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. near the exhibits and can accompany visitors on their personal journey in the ancient and modern worlds showing them rich visual material, with the assistance of tablets. An Archaeologist-Host is available at the designated location in the Archaic Gallery. In addition, every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11: 00 a.m. in the reading lounge on the second floor, children and their parents can browse through children’s books about ancient Greece with the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts and discuss subjects of their choice with them, relating to the exhibition and the lives of the ancient Greeks. Finally, children and their parents can participate in the gallery talks given by the Archaeologist-Hosts. See the program…


In the Lab on the second floor of the Museum, children and their parents have the opportunity to acquire interesting insights into matters related to ancient technology, the creation of artworks and the production of exact copies, as well as modern workshop applications designed to enhance understanding of the Museum’s exhibits. Various aspects of the objects in the collection, the way they were created, and the environment in which they were presented for the first time, are illustrated with the use of media and material which is continuously being enriched, such as video, original works, a pigment collection, models, media simulations of ancient technology and tools. Here young visitors can admire the imaginative Lego Acropolis model made with 120,000 Lego pieces.

Family programs
The Acropolis Museum supports independent learning by providing backpacks filled with activities and ‘family trails’ for families with young children, free of charge. During the winter months, holiday periods and the summer, the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts and the Acropolis Restoration Service Education Team run workshops on alternating themes, for children aged 4 to 6 and 7 to 12, which enable them to engage with the Museum. Read more…

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