National History Museum (Old Parliament), Athens

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  • July 28, 2017
    Very dull and boring museum. Go there only if you have already visited all the other museums in Athens. The building itself is nice, old parliament house.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    Grats to the educational program for children. A particular piece of history xetylisetai in satisfactory report of this museum is worth to admire the Auditorium of the old House, feel the glamour of fighters of 21, to admire the exceptional paintings.
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  • July 13, 2017
    This was one of the best museums I've ever been to, not just in Athens but anywhere. While the rest of the sites are devoted to ancient history here you will learn about Greece's independence movement...  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    I loved that place! It's a great part of modern Greek history. Despite of it's importance as a building it is never crowded or busy for one to fully enjoy and appreciate it. Feel free to ask the staff for information as they are very pleasant to talk to. If show genuine interest they might treat you to a private tour around which is probably the best way to enjoy this place. You will also be able to pose as an MP or even PM in the old parliament hall and take as many pics as you want. So dress well xxx
  • April 22, 2017
    An we'll put together museum looking at the formation of Greek Nationalism from 11th c through WWII. The naval war section is awesome. Only €3 for adult entry, easily done in 1hr. Free on Sunday's. Great for English speakers too.
  • March 27, 2017
    A museum about modern Greek history (from Ottoman times to WWII). A great part of the collection consists of weapons from the Greek revolution of 1821. The building is the old parliament and is nice in itself. The museum is a bit old fashiond
  • March 16, 2017
    The Old Parliament is a must see attraction, not only because its a historic building, but also a good looking one both inside and outside!
  • January 11, 2017
    Very nice and informative exhibits. Felt that it's lacking chronology and an audio guide would have been helped a lot as the exhibits are not every well described.

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