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

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very interesting place for those who love the old stones. Like all museums half price for people over 65
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  • A must-see place particularly sculptures and tile floors of the building's architecture as well as in many parts of the island and here in front of us.. ship models, you might want to see ...
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  • Very good museum, fine collection, authentic athmosphere. Covers the period from ancient times to crusades. Visit definitely worth it. 
  • 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.
  • Loved it. Just through one of the arches in the city wall opposite the harbour. 8 euros for an adult. Wandered around there for over an hour, lovely staff and decent free loos. Make sure you take a walk round the peaceful gardens. Opens early at 8 on most days. As I was there early it was great to just wander around the display rooms without seeing many others around. Slightly dodgy (old) stairs to clamber but with a handrail to use it was ok - just take it slow.
  • Great collection including exhibits from all around the island that will prove you how long ago goes back the cosmopolitan identity of the island. Little cafe is now opened, take away a cold coffee and enjoy the freshness of the botanic garden adorned with sculptures and mosaics from alexandrine era: just magic!
  • If you want to see the oldest continually inhabited medieval city in the area this is great. Learn the military history of the design too it will make more sense when you see it.
  • Amazing building and lovely garden to see. There is so much history here I would recommend it however, I found the palace to be better. As an Classical Civilisation student I love history but there are only so many cases of vases I can look at and this museum has sooooo many ! This is not necessary a bad thing ... just be warned. Personally I preferred the palace of the knights better. Me and my sister got in for free as kids get in free !
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