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Museum Herakleidon

16, Herakleidon str., | Thisseio, Athens 118 51, Greece
+30 21 0346 1981
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Brilliant little museum

Has a focus on science and maths and when we visited had a Chinese exhibition which was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
Small but fascinating!

Just came across this little museum and popped in - so glad we did! The exhibitions change and we... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16, Herakleidon str., | Thisseio, Athens 118 51, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
+30 21 0346 1981
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has a focus on science and maths and when we visited had a Chinese exhibition which was absolutely fascinating, learnt a lot. the exhibits were well chosen and laid out and the staff on hand to help out. Spread across 2 building within 50m or...More

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Just came across this little museum and popped in - so glad we did! The exhibitions change and we visited Voyages which focused on the seafaring history. But the real gem was a detailed room about the Antikythera Mechanism found in a shipwreck (original is...More

Thank AlisonJ_10
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This is a brilliant museum. We went to the children math section and it is captivating and very educational for adults also. Even if you don't have kids with you if you want to get your hands on materials that prove certain math theories this...More

Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This museum has two buildings, we went to the one on Apostolou Pavlou Street, a short walk from the Acropolis. The neo-classical building is beautiful. Don't forget to look at the ceilings. We were there for an exhibit about Greek Shipbuilding on display til mid-2017....More

Thank annettefromm
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Small museum detailing the inventions of the Ancient Greeks including jugs that pour either water or wine on demand and the first robot! (Which was also able to pour wine). Doesn't take much time to look round and was only 4euro entry.

Thank TwentiesTravell3r
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The science center is very nice, the approach is interesting, and it is a good example of contextualising science and technology. This is certainly worth a visit and particularly suited for children.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We agree with every word written by robin from Devon on 31st January. If you enter thinking the ancient Greeks were a clever bunch, you will exit realising you have underestimated them. The exhibition is only small, but that means there is time to examine...More

Thank hammarskjold
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The 'Amazing Inventions of Ancient Greece' was a delightfully presented, small, thought-provoking exhibit in the museum's annex, which is a lovely 19thc. townhouse on a pedestrian street. (I believe this exhibit ended during January 2016, so check before going.) The museum has published a booklet...More

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

The museum updates your knowledge on ancient greek technologies. It is absolutely worth to visit but some wishes remain: some hands-on instruments, more space for the exhibits, more balanced information eg on mining. As with many museums, you will learn something.

Thank PingDu
Reviewed 29 September 2015

A very good museum about mathematics and how art relates to them. We had an amazing time looking at the exhibits and trying hands on activities. We needed to use our minds to solve some problem but the result was worth it! The same day...More

Thank Elinamic
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