The National historical museum is the oldest working museum in Greece. It was founded in 1882 and it inhabits what is known as the old parliament house. It holds collection that is owned by the IEEE (Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece), which is Greece’s oldest collection of its kind. The exhibits are very well organized, so that two hours is all you need to see it all.
Finding The National historical museum
Use the Metro and get off at the Panepistimo stop, and it is a very short walk from there. There is also a trolley stop that stops very close to the museum on Stadiou St.
National Historical Museum: Old Parliament Building, 13 Stadiou St. Athens in Greece, 10561.
Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 - 14:30
Monday it is usually closed
The building is often more impressive than the contents of the museum. That is not to say that the collection is not priceless, but it features a lot of artifacts from Greek wars, and quite a lot of art, and some people find it is not to their taste. If you are interested in Greek history, rather than ancient history, then this is the museum for you. It is not large, so you may zip around it very quickly if you wish.