Its permanent collection with more than 40,000 items offers a timeline of Greek history
Collections dedicated to the historic development of Islamic civilisation
A vast industrial art space organized around a central courtyard, the Benaki annex is concerned with modern, inventive and contemporary art where its other museums are concerned with the historic and the classical. Apart from a couple pf portraits of founder Antonis Benakis, the museum has no permanent exhibitions, choosing instead to have rotating temporary collections on display. The building also hosts various exhibitions, music events, performances and conferences at its modern amphitheater—it’s worth checking the schedule if you’d like to attend any. With a modern café and an excellent shop, the museum truly is Athens’s window to contemporary art and design.
The museum is currently closed and opens in September 2020.
Tuesday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Note. The museum is closed on Monday.
Temporary Admission: 5 - 8 euros
Reduced prices (for students, persons over 65, teachers, archaeologists, conservators, members of Hellenic Chamber of Fine Arts and Hellenic Ministry of Culture card holders) are:
- Temporary Admission: 2.50 - 6 euros
- Journalists: 1 euro
Free admission is permitted for members of Benaki Museum, unemployment card holders, persons under 22, disabled persons, guides and ICOM members.
Note: Free admission is also allowed every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. excluding organized tours and guided group visits as well as on International Museum Day (18th May) if the building remains open.
For the most updated information on timings and ticket prices, visit https://www.benaki.org/
Housing a collection of over 3,000 works of art from from all phases of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art, this museum is dedicated to to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on the Cycladic Art of the third millennium BC. Founded in 1986, using the collections of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris, it evidences the various cultures that bloomed from the fourth century BC till the sixth AD in the Aegean Sea islands and the East Mediterranean. Of special interest is the glass-roofed corridor, connecting the modern building to the 19th century neoclassical mansion. Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Struth, Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Lucas, Ugo Rondinone, and Jannis Kounellis are among the artists hosted.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesday.
- General admission (adults): 7 euros
- General admission (students and seniors over 65): 3.50 euros
- General admission (Mondays): 3.50 euros
Free admission is permitted for persons under 18, visitors with disabilities and their companions, archaeologists, archaeology and art history students, members of ICOM and ICOMOS, journalists, and guides.
For the most updated information on timings and ticket prices, visit https://cycladic.gr/en
Devoted to the historical development of the art of jewellery
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