Byzantine and Christian Museum :: Useful information

Useful information

Address: 22 Vas. Sofias, 106 75 Athens
For more information: (+30) 213 213 9517, (+30) 213 213 9511
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OPENING HOURS


Monday: 09.00-16.00
Tuesday: CLODED
Wednesday-Sunday: 09.00-16.00

Visitors are required to leave Museum galleries 20 minutes before closing time for security reasons.

CLOSED
  • Jan 1
  • March 25
  • May 1
  • Good Friday (open 12:00 – 17:00)
  • Easter Sunday
  • December 25 & 26

TICKETS
Standard 4 € 
Special ticket package: €15 (valid for 3 days, entrance to the National Archaeological Museum, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Numismatic Museum & Epigraphical Museum)
A separate ticket may apply to temporary exhibitions.

Entrance to organized archaeological sites, historical sites, monuments and museums owned by the State and managed by the Ministry of Culture and Sports is free for all visitors, free of charge, on the following dates:

• March 6 (Melina Mercouri Remembrance Day),
• April 18 (International Monuments Day),
• May 18 (International Museum Day),
• Last weekend of September (European Heritage Day),
• October 28 (National Holiday) and
• First Sunday of every month from November 1st until March 31st

Concessions are available for (during the period from 1st of April to 1st of November):

  • Children and young people aged between 6 and 25 years, of non-EU countries, on presentation of their passport to confirm their age and country of origin; 
  • Senior citizens over 65 of Greece or other member states of the EU and the European Economic Area, on presentation of their passport or ID card to confirm their age and country of origin; 
  • Parents accompanying primary education school visits of Member States of the European Union and the European Economic Area;
  • Teacher escorts on education visits of primary, secondary and tertiary education schools or institutions of non-EU countries;

Free entry is available to:

  • Children and young people aged between 6 and 25 years, of member states of the EU and the European Economic Area, on presentation of their passport to confirm their age and country of origin; 
  • Children aged up to 5 years, of non-EU countries, on presentation of their passport to confirm their age and country of origin; 
  • Young people aged over 25 years , educated in secondary schools (evening schools, two-year schools) and in vocational schools (EPAS OAED) of European Union Member States and the European Economic Area, with the demonstration of attendance certificate, in which its duration is written   
  • Teacher escorts on education visits of primary, secondary and tertiary education schools or institutions of European Union Member States and the European Economic Area;
  • People with disabilities and a companion (the last if those disabled have a disability over 80%), regardless of country of origin, with demonstration of their police identity or identity card and their EFKA Certificate of Invalidity (decision of the Disability Certification Center - KEPPA) for residents of the country or similar certificates by a relevant competent foreign body;
  • Refugees, with the demonstration of Applicant Bulletin International Protection or Travel Document of Convention of 28 July 1951 (recognized refugee passport) or Foreign Travel Document (recognized passport holder of subsidiary protection) or residence permit
  • Card holders of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), displaying their ID or passport and their ICOM / ICOMOS membership card in effect;
  • Specialist scientists licensed for the purpose of photographing, studying, designing or publishing antiquities, demonstrating the relevant license;
  • Journalists, with the demonstration of their valid journalistic identity 
  • Free Entrance Pass holders;

The following are entitled to obtain a three-year Free Entry Form with the right of renewal, issued by the competent departments of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, as follows:

  • Graduates of the Historical and Archaeological Departments of the Philosophy Schools, as well as the Schools of Architecture, the Schools of Fine Arts, the Schools of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, including the Conservation Technicians of the States and the Arts, of the national or equivalent schools of the European Union and the European Economic Area, as well as holders of postgraduate and doctoral degrees in these schools
  • Graduates of Museum Studies and Schools and Departments of Cultural Management of the Higher Education Institutions of the national or equivalent Schools of the Member States of the European Union and of the European Economic Area, as well as holders of postgraduate and doctoral degrees in these schools
ACCESS
The Museum is just a few metres from the Evangelismos Metro station and is a 15-minute walk from Syntagma Square.

Buses:
054, 100, 203, 204, 220, 221, 224, 235, 608, 622, 732, 815, Χ14, Χ95, Α5, Ε14 (get off at Rigillis)
250 (get off at Evangelismos)
450, 550 (get off at Ethniko Idryma Ereunon)
060, 022 (get off at Loukianou)
01 (Municipal of Kaisariani bus, get off at "Rizari")
Trolley buses:
3 (get off at Rigillis)
10 (get off at Ethniko Idryma Ereunon)
Metro:
Line 3 (get off at Evangelismos)

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES
The Museum provides a number of free educational programmes in Greek language for groups of schoolchildren, young people, adults, and people with disabilities or special interests.
For further information or to book a visit, telephone (+30) 213 213 9507 (Monday-Friday, 09:00-15:00), email: [email protected]

GROUP VISITS
It is a good idea for groups to contact the Museum prior to their visit: the Educational Programmes Office can be contacted on (+30) 213 213 9507 or by e-mail: [email protected]; the Communications Office is contactable on (+30) 213 213 9572 or by e-mail: [email protected]

GUIDED TOURS
According to Greek law 710/77, with regard to guided tours, only professional tour guides, licensed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism have the right to tour the museum fees.

Moreover, according to Greek law 3498/2006, only archaeologists, who are permanent staff of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and teachers can provide such a tour without any payment, following the authorization by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Entrance to the Museum is free for people with disabilities and for people accompanying blind visitors and people with mobility disabilities.
The space housing the permanent exhibition is accessible for people with mobility disabilities. Blind visitors can avail themselves of a tactile route.
It is a good idea for groups to contact the Museum prior to their visit: the Educational Programmes Office can be contacted on (+30) 213 213 9507 or by e-mail: [email protected]

PARKING
The Museum has one parking space reserved for people with disabilities.

PHOTOGRAPHS
Exhibits can be photographed with a hand-held camera without the use of a flash. Video cameras, tripods and flash photography are allowed when special permission has been sought and granted. For more information, call (+30) 213 213 9572 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

FRIENDS OF THE BYZANTINE MUSEUM
The Association of the Friends of the Byzantine and Christian Museum was founded in December 2000 as a not-for-profit organization. Its key goal is to support the activities by raising public awareness of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and facilitating research in corresponding fields.
For more information, send an e-mail to [email protected]