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. To visit Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) on your trip to Rhodes Town, use our Rhodes Town online trip builder .
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  • We had just under two hours to kill, and decided to visit the Archaeological Museum. It was definitely the right choice! Fascinating building, with lots of smaller rooms with individual displays of fi...  more »
  • The Museum in the religious hospital houses some interesting findings of various kinds E.g. old everyday objects such as bowls or vases but also jewellery and statues/figurines. We found very nice, also the old courtyard and the garden because it is relatively cool there in the height of summer. Furthermore it is one I find very appropriate idea, to exhibit these finds in the even have old buildings. It's definitely worth seeing, and highly recommended for Geschichtsinterresierte.
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  • Many items are not labeled. Some fall danger on the roads, so properly maintained the plant was not. Rather unconventional for a museum. The focus is on the Crusaders and the Hellenistic period. I was expecting more to the Minoan and bronze age. There were some supervisors, that some intrusive observing the visitor "stuck".
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  • A remarkable collection of artefacts housed within a very impressive building. There's also a pretty garden area. Entry was €3.00 but we got in for free because we're students. Children also get in for free.
  • Great collection of rich finds from a long time ago. Beautifully laid out in a very historical setting, the hospital of the knights of St John. Additionally there is a courtyard and a garden, also outfitted with lots of objects. You can easily spend some hours here.
  • Very nice collection! Wide selection of all eras... personally i would prefer if the signs were clearer and the rotation of the visitor in the museum more cohesive.
  • Fabulous museum! If you use your student card if you have one it is free entry too! Very hot inside but well worth it even in August!
  • 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.

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