Myths & Money in Greece

The National Archaeological Museum has just announced they’re extending their temporary exhibit, Myth & Coinage, and that it will run through the new year, closing on January 3, 2012.

The Exhibition. a first time ever collaboration between the National Archeological Museum, the Numismatic Museum and the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection highlights the relationship between Greek Mythology and coins in antiquity, focusing on the depiction, management and use of myth on the faces of coins from the 7th century BC onwards.

The exhibition is running simultaneously at both museums:
“The Illustration of the Myth”…>> will be presented at the National Archaeological Museum while “The Use of the Myth”…>> will be presented at the Numismatic Museum, and an online presentation is also available.


About the National Archeological Museum’s hours:

The opening hours for the National Archaeological Museum from November 1st, 2011 will be:

Opening hours: Monday: 13:30-20:00
Tuesday-Sunday: 08:30-15:00
The National Archaeological Museum is closed on 25 – 26 December, 1 January, 25 March, Orthodox Easter Sunday and 1 May.
Admission fee: 7 euros
Reduced fee: 3 euros for E.U. senior citizens (over 65 years old), students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission:

visitors under 19 years old
students from E.U. countries
admission card holders (Free Entrance Card, Culture Card, ICOM, ICOMOS)

Entrance is free to all visitors on the following days:

. March 6  (Memory of Melina Mercouri)
. April 18 (International Monument Day)
. May 18 (International Museum Day)
. June 5 (World Environment Day)
. the last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)
. September 27 (International Tourism Day)
. Sundays from  November 1 and March 31
. Greek official holidays during which the Museum remains open: 6 January, Clean Monday, Orthodox Good Friday (12:00 – 17:00), Orthodox Easter Saturday and Monday, Monday of the Holy Spirit, 15 August, 28 October..
. the first Sunday of April, May, June, September and October (in case this is an official holiday, it is the second Sunday of that month).

 Entrance is free on the days celebrating Open Days and the European Spring of the Museums, αccording to the dates set each year.

Clearance of the galleries begins 20 minutes before closing time. Essential work may necessitate closing galleries without previous notice.