Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments, Athens

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The Museum of Popular Music Instruments, is a museum and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology in the Lassanis Mansion, Plaka, Athens, Greece. It displays about 600 Greek musical instruments from the last 300 years and has as many more in store.CollectionThe collection includes: Lyres Flogheras Defia Gaides Koudounia Laghouta Bouzoukia Souravlia Zournades Lalitsas Toubelekia Cretan lyras
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  • I came across this little museum whilst wandering around the Plaka. For such a small museum - one can probably see it all in about half an hour - it contains a fascinating variety of instruments, some...  more »
  • This Museum displays 1.200 folk musical instruments of the Anogeiannakis collection; you find this Museum at Aerides Square, in an ancient mansion; you see traditional musical instruments of all sorts...  more »
  • This was a pleasant surprise in Athens. Only took about 30 minutes to see the exhibits. Interesting displays of Greek stringed instruments and more.  more »
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  • This museum is a real gem. We couldn't believe that the entrance was free! Beautifully presented. You can listen to samples from different instruments, watch videos and see some of the most beautifully crafted instruments you ever encounter. Don't miss it!
  • Nice displays and an interesting look into the historical instruments of Greece. Especially liked being able to listen to them. Not a big museum but 30 minutes well spent
  • Very very intresting museum!For musicians extraordinary(for orchestra players)
  • Cute little museum with instruments and melodies from all over Greece. Free admission.
  • Poor. Very poor.