Numismatic Museum of Athens

Address

12, Eleftheriou Venizelou (Panepistimiou)Street,
Iliou Melathron, 10671 SYNTAGMA
ATHENS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 3612519, 3612190

Opening hours:

01Jun – 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0900-1600
01Nov – 31May Mon, 1200-1900
01Nov – 31May Tue-Sun, 0830-1600

The Numismatic Museum of Athens

with a history going back to 1834, holds a prominent position among the museums of its kind worldwide. In its rich collections is represented the history of coinage in the Greek region from its ancient beginnings in the 6th century BC to the contemporary era, a valuable source of knowledge for the economic, social and art history of the past.

THE BUILDING
The Numismatic Museum is housed in the Iliou Melathron (the name meaning “Palace of Troy”), which was constructed in 1880 as the residence of Heinrich Schliemann. The Numismatic Museum is one of the oldest public museums in Greece. It was established in 1834, the same year as the National Archaeological Museum.

OVER 600,000 OBJECTS

The Numismatic Museum in Athens is one of the most important museums of Greece and houses one of the greatest collections of coins, ancient and modern, in the world.