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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  • Is a museum with only vases and works of funeral. Anything more than that. Particularly, do not recommend.
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  • We popped in unplanned and managed to get in before closing. It closes at 3 so if your planning to visit, get in early. As with most of the local attractions, the literature/interp isn't great in the ...  more »
  • The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is a fine establishment to visit, a place rich in history and testimonials
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  • A quite large museum with lots and lots of exhibits. The documentation quality varies a lot, sometimes quite good, sometimes hardly any at all. In several collections, photography is prohibited. According to the guards, that's because they are as-yet unpublished. Apparently it's possible to hold copyright on some ancient Greek potsherds. Still, it's worth the time and interesting, if only to get a feel for what ancient Rhodes must have been like.
  • It is worth taking time to explore the museum, initially it seems that there isn't so much to see, but as you go deeper into the grounds there are more buildings, gardens, sculptures and other treasures to enjoy. More information boards would help to enhance the experience, but it was still really enjoyable.
  • We visited this museum yesterday. Being keen, amateur archaeologists with a particular interest in ancient Greece we were looking for to it. Though there were some notable exhibits, the museum has a very out of date approach to presenting them. Rather than grouping by similar types, a presentation showing development would be better. The interpretation panels were poor and lacked theories on use of the objects or their context. Most of all, the building itself is of archaeological interest but is completely ignored. A first step to bringing the museum forwards would be to install interpretation panels explaining the function of the different rooms and spaces as well as the story of a couple of fictional patients from the time when it was a crusader hospital.
  • Great historical place to visit a must for anybody visiting rhodes old town!
  • Collections are not carefully labelled. Some smallartifacts and items are simply labelked as figurine or fibula. There is no information on what deity it is for. There is not enough information in most halls. Theres is comprehensive sign system or documentation present during the entrance. All they give is a general Rhodes brochure describes the museum in 2 lines. No voice guide available for the museum. In most halls taking photos is forbiden unlike other European museums.