The Numismatic Museum of Athens, Greece: The Numismatic Museum of Athens, originally founded in 1829, is quite unique for its kind, with a collection of more than 60,000 rare coins, dating from the period of Greek antiquity, the Roman and Byzantine era, the Middle Ages of Western Europe and up to Modern times.
The Numismatic Museum is housed in a 19th-century Neoclassical building called Iliou Melathron (which means the Palace of Ilion), designed by the famous German architect Ernst Ziller. This building used to be the home of the renowned archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered the ancient city of Troy and proved that the poems of Homer are true. The permanent exhibition of the museum is displayed on the first floor of the building while the second floor hosts additional exhibitions.
Furthermore, the museum provides some other facilities, including a conservation laboratory, an extensive library of about 12,000 volumes, a hall for temporary exhibitions and a gift shop. As a special department of the Ministry of Culture, the museum is also involved in the publication of books and papers as well as in the organization of scientific conferences.
There are many ways to reach the Numismatic Museum, from any location in Athens.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292or book your taxi online.
On foot: As the Numismatic Museum is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma, in less than 5 minutes.
By metro: The closest metro station is “Panepistimio” on line 2. Note that the Numismatic Museum is located within a 5-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Nomismatiko Mouseio”. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.
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