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Museum Herakleidon

Thissio / Makriyanni
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Address: 16, Herakleidon str., | Thisseio, Athens 118 51, Greece
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+30 21 0346 1981

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A must especially with children

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 is the place for you. The staff is very dedicated, enthusiastic and helpful. Unfortunately, the... More 

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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. I was really well done and quite informative. The scale models of the historic shops... More 

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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
Flensburg, Germany
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Reviewed 25 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
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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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 each room thoroughly without museum fatigue! Well worth the 4 Euro fee. We think it... More 

Thank hammarskjold
Devon, United Kingdom
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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 in several languages which contains all the exhibit material. If this exhibit is their standard,... More 

Thank Robin A
Celle, Germany
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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
Nicosia, Cyprus
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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 we also visited the exhibition "THE AMAZING INVENTIONS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS" which was very... More 

Thank Elinamic
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a private museum with periodical exhibitions bringing art,education and culture to the public.Now it exhibits the most extraordinary ancient inventions such as the "Robot servant" and the "hurhaulic telegraph" ,the "cinema". The museum is in Herakleidon str.,a pedestrian str., in Thession area, under the shadow of the Akropolis.As you exit the Acropolis site you follow a pedestrian cobblestone... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

The Museum Herakleidon has been bringing art, education, and culture to the general public since 2004. Based on its philosophy of “Science, Art, and Mathematics”, it provides original educational programs for students, teachers and adults. If some of you are already in town or planning to visit Athens till January 2016, then put on your calendar this museum as its... More 

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