(last update October 29, 2014)
Monday-Sunday: 9:00 - 16:00
The Museum is closed on
25 and 26 December, 1 January, 25 March, 1 May and Easter Sunday.
*For more information and confirmation of opening hours, you may call on +30 2313310201.
Full: €6, Reduced: €3
Special ticket package: Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Valid for: Archaelogical Museum of Thessaloniki, Museum of Byzantine Culture
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is a state museum of the Ministry of Culture and has been an autonomous unit since 2001. It has been housed in a building, designed by architect Patroklos Karantinos since 1962 and it has been designated as a listed monument of modern heritage, as it is one of the most representative examples of architectural modernism in Greece. Its collections include artifacts and assemblages from excavations conducted since 1912 by the Greek Antiquities Service throughout Macedonia. The museum also houses objects that used to be part of private collections and were later donated to it.
The Museum's exhibition proposal comprises of seven units, through which the visitors come in contact with the world of ancient Macedonia, its culture and its people:
1. Prehistoric Macedonia
2. Towards the Birth of Cities
3. Macedonia form the 7th c. BC until the late antiquity
4. Thessaloniki, Metropolis of Macedonia
5. The Gold of Macedon
6. Field-House-Garden -Grave
7. Macedonia: from fragments to pixels