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Numismatic Museum

Panepistimiou 12 | In the Iliou Melathron, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Panepistimiou 12 | In the Iliou Melathron, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is one of the little gems of Athens located just a short walk from Syntagma square. The entrance fee is cheap, the museum is full of interesting information and the building itself is of magnificent architectural classic design. It is not huge so it...More

Thank Dimitris K
Reviewed 27 July 2017

If you are into coins, old money, this is your museum. Spread out over 2 floors and still expanding, you will see a collection of ancient coins that is second to none. There is some English information, but you can get a free audio guide....More

Thank McG_Road_Warrior
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The coin collection is outstanding. The information provided however, is very scarce. I wished all museums would provide a mobile app, where you can access *all* available information on each item on display in the museum, with professional photography (outside the glass) for each item....More

Thank ArkadiStrugatki
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Having seen coins in museums in the past, I was not too enthusiastic about visiting this one but how wrong I was. The coins here are so detailed that they are even used to revisit and reconstruct structures that they depict.

Thank mjrg59
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Fascinating small museum that tells the story of coins in the region over thousands of years. My wife and I enjoyed wandering the museum and learning. I'd certainly recommend visiting during any warm afternoon. We beat the heat while we learned something new.

Thank Trev M
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went to this museum with some friends on the last day that we had in Athens. The collection is fantastic with so many coins from so many collections and periods on display. The fact that its Heinrich Schliemann's house just adds to the overall atmosphere...More

Thank RachaelMildenhall
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Even if you have no real interest in coins, the building alone is worth a look. We visited as part of the 15 euro multi ticket purchased from the Archaeological Museum and enjoyed it even more! Lots of ancient coins from the region to see...More

Thank Escapementality
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited recently as the entrance was included in a combined ticket I had for some of the larger museums, wasn't disappointed this was a very interesting museum with a wide range of coins and monies from antiquity through to modern times, well worth an hour...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I find old coins fascinating. And, this museum has many, many very old coins to view and learn about. Greece is called the cradle civilization; I also call it the cradle of money. The exhibits are extensive and are housed in the former home of...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 19 August 2016

One thorough collection of coins and coin history of Greece, located in the majestic mansion of Heinrich Schliemann. Even if coins may be boring to many, the house alone makes it worth a visit. The museum definitely deserves more recognition and more visitors!

Thank Jimi M
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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