Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
Address: Charilaou Trikoupi 31, Τ.Κ. 185 36, Peiraias
Fax: +30 210 4518395

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The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus offers the visitor the representative and complete picture of the history of the city, which in antiquity has experienced great prosperity both as a commercial center of the eastern Mediterranean and as a naval marina of ancient Athens. The kind of its exhibits, mainly from the wider area of ​​Piraeus and the Attic coast, and the time frames that cover it, from the Mycenaean to Roman times, are representative of the peculiarity, composition of the population and the history of Piraeus.The collections of the museum consist mainly of excavation finds or random finds and traditions of antiquities, and have been enriched with the donations of private collections such as the Meltepoulou-Nomidou collection and, more recently, the Geroulanou Collection.

The museum is housed in a two-storey building that frames the Hellenistic theater of Zea on the west and south and has a total area of ​​1.394 sq.m. Its exhibition grounds occupy the ten halls of the two floors (1,044 sq. Meters), while in the basement (350 sq. M.) There are the workshops for the maintenance of clay, metal and stone objects, as well as the museum’s warehouse where archaeological Findings from the area of ​​Piraeus, the coastal zone and the islands. The building of the old museum (330 sq. M.), Located right next to it, is now used as a sculpture store, while in the archeological site of Zea’s theater there is an outdoor sculpture exhibition.

The main work of the museum, supervised by the Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, is the gathering, preservation, recording and guarding of old and new movable finds from the wider area of ​​Piraeus. Its activities include the organization of educational programs, lectures and other cultural events, as well as the gradual improvement of the building’s infrastructure to better serve the visitors.


Winter: From the 1st of November 2015 until the 31 of March 2016: 8:00-15:00 Monday: closed Summer: From the 1st of April until the 31 of October 2015 08:00-15:00 Monday: closed

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Charilaou Trikoupi 31
Pireas 185 36
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