Useful information for visits by researchers and students


Students from higher education institutions and tour guide training institutions, in EU countries, with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC) are entitled to free admission. For information on eligibility for reduced admission ticket or free admission, please click here.


The Museum provides free wifi internet access.


The Museum offers a reading lounge on the second floor with views of the Caryatids and the Hekatompedos Pediment where visitors can relax on comfortable chairs and browse through books on the Acropolis and the classical world. Researchers and students can bring their personal laptop or tablet. Free wifi internet access is available.


In the Lab on the second floor of the Museum, visitors 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 visitors can admire the imaginative model Lego Acropolis made with 120,000 Lego pieces.


Researchers and students can direct questions, make comments and express opinions on the exhibits to the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts. Archaeologist-Hosts can be found 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 a designated location in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery, on Monday (summer season hours, 1 April - 31 October: 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. & winter season hours, 1 November - 31 March: 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.) and on Wednesday - Saturday (10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.). At this spot, visitors have the opportunity to look at and handle materials, tools, experiments, and imitations of ancient works of art associated with the Museum’s collection and antiquity. In addition, every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11: 00 a.m. in the reading lounge on the second floor, Researchers and students 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, researchers and students can participate in the gallery talks given by the Archaeologist-Hosts. See the program…


Photography is permitted in all Museum exhibition areas, except for the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis and the Archaic Gallery. No use of flash or any portable equipment such as tripod and lighting kit is allowed inside the Museum. The publication of photographs in any print or electronic media is not permitted. Photographs for personal use can be found here.


Professional photography / filming for research, educational and artistic purposes is only permitted upon written authorization from the Museum. Read more…


The study of archaeological material in the exhibition areas of the Museum can only be undertaken after prior arrangement and scheduling. Study in the archaeological storage rooms of the Museum can only be undertaken during working days and hours, also after prior arrangement and scheduling. The Museum also has in its archives high resolution photographic material, which it provides for research, educational and artistic use upon written authorisation from the Museum. Read more…

See also: Architectural Fact Sheet / Construction Fact Sheet

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