Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

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Deepen your knowledge of Greek history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, which houses a vast collection of artifacts unearthed in Macedonia. Visit the ground-floor galleries to see sculptures created between the Archaic and the Roman periods. As you explore this section of the museum, you can also examine ritual objects from ancient cemeteries and reconstructions of facades found on Macedonian tombs. Leave time for the museum's star attraction, a large wing dedicated to the Macedonian use of gold. The permanent exhibit features ancient jewelry, ceremonial vessels, and coins. Check the website for opening hours, tickets, and downloadable booklets. Using our world travel planner, Thessaloniki attractions like Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We had been to a range of other museums on this trip so perhaps the exhibits like the gold were a bit underwhelming compared to vergina. The museum had English displays throughout. The most irritating...  more »
  • not too big, but everything of the highest quality. Well explained with plenty of English translation, a few of the finds are truly extraordinary  more »
  • A museum to visit to learn about the history of art and archaeology of Macedonia and Gracia in General!
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  • Should visit. Very interesting museum with a plethora of exhibits, rightly reflecting the fascinating and long history of the region. The exhibition is not very easy to follow without the help of the map; provided at the reception. The explanations of the exhibits are very informative. One, to my humble opinion, negative point is that the museum shop is extremely poor. There are very few items for sale. There should be imitations of jewelry resembling the exquisite Gold items found in the museum, for example, handmade from local artists and jewelry makers.
  • Great museum shows you the past in a very modern way. I can highly recommend. Students and children have free entrance. Others 8,- €.
  • Superb museum cataloguing local history - which, by its nature, is the history of many great nations and trading partners.
  • Greek history many different arthefacts, modern museum. For students free if you have student card.
  • Its a must go n see place! Really insightful

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