Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), Rhodes Town

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Housed in a medieval building, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) displays artifacts excavated from Rhodes and nearby islands, such as vases, figurines, tomb groups, mosaic floors, and funerary slabs dating from Geometric and Roman times to the Hellenistic period. Grand Master de Lastic began constructing the museum’s building, the Hospital of the Knights, in 1440; it was finished in 1948 under Grand Master d’Aubusson. Plan your Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rhodes Town using our Rhodes Town travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Nice Museum with its inner garden! Perfect to understand all the influences of Rhodes. Pretty mosaics and beautiful statues. one regret: bad (lack of) nameplate on the meaning of the visit.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Family stay Museum para more exhibits! The environment place is well maintained large multi k. Really worth to see one is amazing
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  • August 17, 2017
    Blah no explanation and for what little there is in English. No guide was inside. Expensive for what it is €8
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  • June 20, 2017
    This museum is great! It covers the fascinating history and culture of Rhodes beginning in Paleolithic times onward through the centuries. The exhibits are housed inside castle rooms as well as outside in the lush and beautiful gardens. Along with the expected statuary, ceramics, and architecture, you will find panoramic exhibits, enormous mosaics, restored buildings and rooms, graves stones, and more. The Marine Venus mentioned in Lawrence Durrell's book, "Reflections on a Marine Venus" is housed here. She is truly lovely, the softest looking piece of marble I have ever seen.
  • July 4, 2017
    Lovely! Great pieces and well written information. They use the old building in it's original form so the stairs are hard to climb​ but it's worth the effort. The 8 (only this museum) or 10 euro (multiple museums) are well spend here!
  • June 29, 2017
    They had really lovely pieces. The information was in Greek and English. Some of the rooms were small and with no air conditioning became stuffy very quickly. The multiple museum pass was well worth it.
  • June 18, 2017
    A large museum with lots of tiny rooms. The stairs were very difficult to climb. The garden is filled with statues. It would be nice if there were more information boards with the exhibits/about the castle and also to find the way through the museum. Very beautiful location in the Old Town, it used to be a hospital.
  • June 19, 2017
    Lots of archaeological stuff and good descriptions. It takes a long time to go through it all so don't go in a rush. Buy the combined ticket for Grand Master palace, this museum, an orthodox church and the art collection exhibition to save money. Well worth it. The Grand Master palace and Archeological museum are huge, and the ticket can be used on different days so divide them and visit on separate days. The church and art collection are small and takes just minutes to go through.

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