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Who were the Kariatides? Why are there horses on the Parthenon frieze? How did they get all that marble up to the top of the Acropolis? 

Now visitors to the new Acropolis Museum on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons can participate in a FREE gallery talk presented by the museum’s archeologist – hosts. The talks are limited to 20 visitors, and you must obtain a ticket between 3 – 5 pm from the museum’s information desk. Tickets are distributed on a first come first serve basis. 

Currently the free gallery talks are scheduled only through the end of August 2010. Check this site or follow me on Twitter to receive updates on the Fall and Winter Acropolis Museum Gallery Talk – Gallery Tour schedule. 

Not visiting on a Wednesday or Thursday? Don’t worry!  Archeologist-hosts roam the galleries of the museum between 9 AM and 5 PM daily. You can ID them by the large red and white badges they wear. 

Important stuff you’ll want to know about the Acropolis Museum 

Entrance
Public entrance at Dionysiou Areopagitou Street.
Entrance for groups at Mitseon Street.
 

There is an accessiblity ramp entrance at Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, however if you are coming by car and using a wheelchair you can’t be dropped off on this street, you can make it as far as the driveway on Mitseon Street. 

 Tour Buses
A bus drop off point for groups is available at Hatzichristou Street and entrance for groups is at Mitseon Street. 

Hours 
Tuesday to Sunday: 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Monday: Closed.
Last admission: 7.30 p.m.
Galleries cleared at 7.45 p.m.
Closed: 1 January, 25 March, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 December and 26 December.

Admission
General admission fee: 5 euros.
Reduced admission fee: 3 euros.
Free admission (For information on visitors who are entitled to enter the Museum at a reduced admission fee or free admission, please press here).  

How to purchase tickets:

– Tickets from the Museum Ticket Desk

No restriction exists in the number of tickets available from the Ticket Desk during Museum opening hours.   

– Tickets via the e-ticketing service

The Museum website provides an e-ticketing service for a restricted number of visitors during six (6) specific time slots. Tickets bought via e-ticketing can be collected from the Museum Ticket Desk. 

Acropolis Museum tickets for individuals, order online here 

Acropolis Museum tickets for groups, order online here
 

  

By Athensguide

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