Acropolis Museum Anniversary

The Acropolis Museum in Athens will celebrate its 12th Anniversary on Sunday 20th June since it first opened its doors to the public in 2009.  To mark this special occasion, the museum will open on Sunday from 08:00 until 20:00 with a reduced entry fee of 5 Euros per person to all exhibition areas.  Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the new thematic presentation of 'Marathon-Salamis - In traces of myth and history'.  The presentations will be in English at 10:00 - 14:00 and Greek at 12:00 - 16:00 - 18:00  Participation limited to 8 visitors per session.  Tel: 210 900 0900.  The thematic presentation will continue after the museum's birthday, offered to visitors every Friday and Sunday.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The Acropolis Musem is one of the most important museums in the world, home to some of the most breathtaking artefacts known to man.  In May 2013, the 'London Times' voted it the third most important world museum, after the Smithsonian in Washinton DC and the British Museum in London.  Focused on the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens, the museum was built to house every artefact found on the sacred rock and its surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. 

The purpose built Parthenon Gallery on the third floor, with ceiling-high glass walls that offer uninterrupted views of the nearby temple, houses the Parthenon's sculpted friezes and metopes in sequence.  The museum gallery continues to press the case for the reunification of the Parthenon (Elgin) marbles currently on display in the British Museum.  Maybe one day, they'll come home.