An educational activity in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery that aims to familiarize students with the significance and operation of the Museum. Students will see the exhibit through their own eyes and from different angles. With the use of the Archaic Gallery, students can observe the way the archaeological collection is displayed as well as its interactive function, understand the way the Museum works, and talk with members of staff in order to, in the end, come up with their own suggestion as to how the gallery functions.


Premise of the activity and supporting material

This activity is based on the Museum artefacts, the way they are displayed, the building, the members of staff and the visitors. Tablets will be used as supporting material.

This program is carried out by the Archaeologist- Hosts on the ground floor, in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery on the first floor and on the second floor balcony of the Museum.

Material for optional student activities before and after a visit to the Acropolis Museum

During your school group’s visit to the Acropolis Museum, the students will learn about the significance of a museum and the way that the Acropolis Museum operates. Some brief preparation with the students before their visit to the Museum can make the experience of this program even more fruitful.

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With their participation in the program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • observe and understand the objects of the collection, as well as their relationship with the Museum as a platform
  • become acquainted with a social organization, with the careers, the visitors and the daily operation of the Acropolis Museum
  • become acquainted with concepts such as: ‘material culture’, ‘collection’ and ‘museum’
  • enhance their senses
  • develop a critical eye, critical thinking, imagination, focus and memory
  • understand the value of teamwork and cooperation, develop social values
  • cultivate an aesthetic awareness
  • gain new interests and experiences
  • increase self-confidence and self-discovery
  • entertain themselves

Activity and School Program

  • The program promotes an interactive learning experience both on its own and when combined with the school curriculum.
  • Overseas schools - Greek schools abroad and foreign schools - can book for this educational program upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr) at least one month prior to the desired date of visit.
  • This program can be given either in Greek or in English, only on Friday.
  • The Museum can receive a maximum of 50 students per group.
  • Ages: 13-18
  • Duration: 1 hour