Museum of Greek Folk Art, Athens

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The Museum of Greek Folk Art is a museum in Athens, Greece. The museum was founded in 1918 as the Museum of Greek Handicrafts in the Tzistarakis Mosque in Monastiraki, which later became the National Museum of Decorative Arts and in 1959 it obtained its current name. In 1973 the greater part of the collection and the main functions of the museum were moved to 17 Kydathinaion Str. in Plaka and the mosque was annexed to it. Other annexes are the old "Public Baths" at Kyrristou 8 and one at Thespidos 8, both also in Plaka.Tzistarakis MosqueThe Tzistarakis Mosque in Monastiraki square is one of the annexes of the Museum of Greek Folk Art, housing the "V. Kyriazopoulos Collection of Folk Pottery".Public BathsThe old Public Baths in 8 Kyrristou Str. is the only surviving and very well preserved Public Baths building in Athens and it is another annex of the Folk Art Museum.
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  • April 3, 2017
    Musuem empty but still charged admission fee. Only thing of interest was the old bath house but not worth paying to get in.  more »
  • June 3, 2016
    There is a sign at the door that the museum is closed from 1 January 2015. There are other places where exhibited, but was unclear where this is.
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  • December 13, 2015
    The Greek Folk Art Museum consists of several buildings, namely the Bath House of the Winds, the Tools Museum on 22 Panos Street, the Tzisdarakis Mosque (now closed to the public) and the Central Buil...  more »
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  • November 27, 2016
    Very nice, rich, bright and historical site. İncredible..
  • January 15, 2017
    Major disaster
  • December 1, 2015
    Amazing. Consists of a visit.
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  • June 17, 2016
    Very beautiful place.
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