Byzantine & Christian Museum

Permanent Collection

22 Vasilissis Sofias Ave., 106 75, Athens

Byzantine & Christian Museum

Byzantine & Christian Museum

The Byzantine & Christian Museum's permanent exhibition, housed in a modern building of 4,500 square meters, covers an extended period of history, from the 3rd century to the 20th century AD. Objects from all Museum Collections, portable icons, mosaics, wall paintings, jewelry, sculptures, wood-carvings, metalwork, coins, manuscripts, early-printed books, drawings, engravings, textiles and pottery, are displayed within thematic sections revealing the cultural context of their creation. Following the course of history from Constantinople’s foundation by the emperor Constantine the Great in 323 AD to the Establishment of Modern Greek State in 1832, the permanent exhibition takes you on a journey exploring everyday life aspects, Christian worship, life and death perceptions, education and artistic creation of Byzantine and modern Greek culture.

Monday-Sunday: 08:00-20:00 Closed: 1st January, 25th March, Good Friday (open: 12.00-17.00), Easter, 1st May, 25th-26th December
General admission: 8 € Free admission: under 18 years old
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