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Numismatic Museum

See the impressive collections of the Numismatic Museum of Athens and save the entry of € 15 with your Athen City Pass.

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The Numismatic Museum is housed at Iliou Melathron, the former private residence of famous archeologist H.Schliemann. In 2007, after the completion of the renovation, the museum became fully operational. It contains 600.000 objects, mostly coins from the 14th century BC until today. The exhibits include additionally medals, weights precious stones, stamps and many more. 

Opening hours Numismatic Museum

Monday: 01:00PM–08:00PM
Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00AM–04:00PM 

The Numismatic Museum has the same opening times in the winter and in the summer period and it is open daily. Mondays are ideal for a visit when the museum is open from 01:00PM to 08:00PM. You can spend your afternoon exploring its collections while parallel admiring the unique decorative features of the building. 

Admission fee Numismatic Museum

Unified ticket Full: €15
Reduced: €8
Minors (under 18 years old) do not need to pay an admission fee.

Valid identity card or passport is needed to confirm the age. 

Ticket Numismatic Museum

By ordering the Athens City Pass Complete, you have free access to the Numismatic Museum. You will receive your ticket enclosed in the Athens City Pass package, at home before your trip or you can pick it up at our local pickup station, at Athens International Airport.

Address Numismatic Museum

Address:
El. Venizelou (Panepistimiou) 12
Athens 10671
Greece 

+30 210 3632057, 210 3612834, 210 3612872, 210 3612519 

Directions Numismatic Museum

Metro line 3 to Syntagma
Metro line 2 to Syntagma or Panepistimio
Bus line A2, A3, A4, B3, 227 or 235
Trolley line 2, 3, 4, 11 or 13 

Thanks to its central location the Numismatic Museum is easily accessible. The best way to reach it is with the metro since the museum is located in almost equal walking distance (5 minutes) from both stations, Syntagma and Panepistimio. The stops for the buses and trolleys are situated outside the museum or within a 2-3 minute walking distance.

Note: Greek buses do not have an announcement board for the stops. We advise you to ask the driver to notify you when approaching your stop. 

Highlights Numismatic Museum

  • Learn the history of coinage
  • Significant collection of Byzantine coins
  • Exceptional architecture of the building
  • Free with your Athens City Pass

Special conditions of use

You can profit from free and priority entrance to the Numismatic Museum with the Athens City Pass for 6 days.  

The museum is closed on the following days: Jan. 1st, Mar. 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday (Greek Easter), Dec. 25th/26th.  

Nearby Numismatic Museum

The Numismatic Museum is very close to Syntagma Square, the most central location in Athens. From there you can easily walk to Syntagma Square and use the metro to visit the Byzantine and Christian Museum and the Lyceum. Afterwards you can head towards Kolonaki with its many shopping and dining options.

The building and the collections Numismatic Museum

The museum was designed by E. Ziller and built in 1878/9 as the private residence of the renowned archeologist H. Schliemann. It is a two storey building combining neoclassical and neo -renaissance elements in its architecture. In 1927 it was sold to the Greek State. 

Its impressive and important collection of 600.000 objects consists mainly of coins dating from the 14th century BC until today. They are arranged in a chronological order so that the visitors can follow the history of coinage and its development. Many coins come from the Greek and Roman times as well as the Byzantine era. 

The museum contains many other artifacts of significant value such as miniature sculpture, weights, precious stones and gems, Byzantine lead bullae, stamps, banknotes and medals. 

The Athens City Pass Complete entitles you to free access to the Numismatic Museum with priority entrance. Simply, buy it online.