Our learning programs are for everyone. They are scheduled on weekday mornings, except Tuesday, upon request, and take place in the museum.
Guided tours for adults (Eye-opener tours)
With their personalised approach to the permanent collections, our guided tours offer a great opportunity for exchange and participation. We encourage everyone to join us on these guided highlights tours and explore some of the most famous as well as some lesser-known but equally fascinating objects on display at the City Museum of Athens which tell the history of the city since the foundation of the Greek state. Our regular group visitors include: access groups in further education, elders organisations and community centres.Contact us at 210-3231387 & 210-3231397 or to firstname.lastname@example.org and book your visit!
€ 2.00 per student
€ 5.00 per adult (max. 25 participants by group)
Length of visit : +/- 45min.
‘’Playing and learning in the palace’’
Ages 3-6 | Participants 15 | Length 30’
The little friends of the Athens City Museum have the unique chance to enrich their vocabulary in a fun but also constructive way and further develop their skills by using constructive and imaginative building toys inside the museum space, where the first royal couple of Greece lived for seven years.
‘’Carnival in Greece’’
Ages 8-14 | Participants 25 | Length 45’
This interactive program focuses on the famous painting ´´Carnival in Athens’’ (1892) by Nikolaos Gyzis housed in the Athens City Museum and aims at familiarizing children with one of the most important Greek painters as well as with folk culture and carnival costumes through the presentation and analysis of the artwork. Ultimately, pupils are asked to participate verbally and physically in a short play drawing inspiration from the scene depicted in the painting, in order to engage with art more easily and approach the topic of folk traditions in an entertaining manner.
Ages 10-16 | Participants 30 | Length 45’
This program is based on the painting ‘’Montfort’s Pirates’’ by the French Orientalist painter Antoine-Alphonse Montfort. Taking his work of art as a point of departure, pupils are encouraged to approach the complex phaenomenon of piracy from antiquity until today through a fruitful dialogue. They will also take part in the hunt for the secret treasure with the guessers trying to discover the pirate booty!
´´Virtual navigation around Athens of 1842´´
Ages 13-18 | Participants 15 | Length 20’
Based on the scale model of Athens in 1842 (by the architect and archaeologist Ioannis Travlos), we created a 3D App to narrate the history of the most emblematic buildings of Athens from antiquity to the 19th century. Classical and Byzantine Athens is represented by the most significant in its history ‘’architectural monuments’’ while Athens during King Otto’s reign (1832-1862) is presented through the most important public buildings private houses that dominated the city of that time as well as historical streets and squares, as all of them are a tool for understanding the historical development of the city’s structural foundation, its social structure and functional activities. In this way, we invite students to take part in a virtual tour of Athens, in order to gain a broader/better insight into the architectural heritage of Athens the first decade of the capital and experience the city of 1842 in an alternative way! The tour is accompanied by 3D projections and information texts.
‘’Travelling in a bourgeois house: people and aspects of everyday life’’
Ages 13-18 | Participants 25 | Length 30’
Students have the unique opportunity to find out the story behind selected objects and documents from the personal collection of Stamatios Dekozis-Vouros and of the museum founder, Lambros Eftaxias, in order to learn more about the everyday life of the upper class by the late 19th and early 20th century and experience it in it’s original space, a house built in 1859.
By reading excerpts from Christomannos’ letter to his sons, the aim is to illuminate aspects of the social stereotypes of the time by fueling a discussion of social classifications and differences of the time, compared to today’s data.
A different approach to another era, based on interactivity and experiential learning.