The Acropolis Museum celebrates International Museum Day and European Night of Museums on Wednesday 18 May 2011. The Museum will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 midnight with free entry for all visitors. During the same hours, the Museum restaurant and shops will remain open.

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The new program ‘A day at the Acropolis Museum’ invites visitors to spend a day with us at the Museum enjoying a range of activities, such as the conservation of the Caryatids, family backpacks, gallery talks by Museum Archaeologist – Hosts, film projections, eats and treats, the reading area with Wi-Fi and Museum gifts.

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On Friday 25 March 2011, the Acropolis Museum will be open with free entry for all visitors from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. The Museum restaurant on the second floor will be open until 12 midnight.

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The Acropolis Museum celebrates August Full Moon on 24 August 2010 at 9:00 p.m., with performances by the Municipality of Athens music ensembles and the Greek Music Workshop, titled ‘songs written about the moon’.

The Museum will remain open until 12 midnight. Entry to the concert will be free.

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The first temporary exhibition of the Acropolis Museum ‘Pericles, Son of Xanthippos’ is mounted in the Museum foyer, prior to entry to the permanent collection. The exhibition presents a small number of highly significant archaeological exhibits, including a portrait of Pericles, marble reliefs, inscriptions, coins and remuneration tokens.

The exhibition provides insights into the actions and personality of the prominent and influential statesman Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) perhaps most known in contemporary times for his ambitious project that built most of the surviving structures on the Acropolis and the famous Parthenon sculptures that are exhibited on the Museum’s third floor Parthenon Gallery. However, Pericles also influenced dramatically the internal and external affairs, the city’s finance and social functionality, from the mid 5th century until the beginning of the Peloponnesian War.

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