Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

4.6
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. To visit Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and other attractions in Thessaloniki, use our Thessaloniki tour itinerary planner .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,248 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • This museum is a great example of how to present ancient relics within the context of the story of the city. Of course, having the interpretations in English and Greek helped, but the ways that these ...  more »
  • This Archaelogical Museum of Thessaloniki is really one of the best ever been. Each room is so interesting.Wonderful show of gold , old candels, medals,  more »
  • Staff. Wonderful setting and design of the exhibits with very good written narrative.
    View original
Google
  • Remarkable collection of diverse artifacts referring to first establishments on the land of current Thessaloniki before the city was founded and how it was developed since 315 B.C. Rich detailed information on Hellenistic period, Roman empire presence , Ottoman influence and how these affected the area around and in Thessaloniki. Ladies will enjoy seeing jewellery and perfume containers. On the ground floor there's an exhibition of figurines and some educational programs' videos. Moreover,there are a few displays of tech and archaeological research marriage where one can play games on Greek gods and heroes.
  • Great. Should visit. Next door to Byzantine museum which was amazing. You can buy combined ticket to visit both museums and white tower for 15euro.
  • A beautiful museum in the heart of Thessaloniki. Definitely a must if you are interested in the history Macedonia. Very well organised exhibitions through several historical periods.
  • We loved our experience here. It was a good option for a rainy day and with plenty of history to see. My son loved seeing the skeletons and looking at the figurines outside.
  • Amazingly rich collection, while simple and pedagogical. There are a lot of interactive situations, and covers quite a long timespan. The coin exhibit is a must. Pair greatly with the Byzantine museum.
Places to stay near Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Plan your trip to Thessaloniki

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Thessaloniki

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Thessaloniki

View all >
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min
3.7
Duration: 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Thessaloniki

4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min
5
Duration: 4​h

Side trips from Thessaloniki

4.2
Duration: 4​h
5
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h

Kid friendly things to do in Thessaloniki

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
2
Duration: 2​h
2.8
Duration: 8​h
4.2
Duration: 3​h

Nearby attractions in Thessaloniki

4.3
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h

Plans to Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki by other users

13 days in Greece BY A USER FROM IRAN March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Turkish Mediterranean Coast & Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Thessaloniki BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Greece, Southern Italy & Sardinia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Thessaloniki BY A USER FROM CYPRUS April, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Northern Greece BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Northern Greece BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDONESIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Amsterdam & Greece BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Northern Greece BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Greece BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans