Museum of Greek Folk Art

Address: Plaka, Athens, Athens
Fax: +30 210 3226979

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The Museum of Greek Folk Art  includes:
The exhibition rooms (permanent and periodic exhibitions).

The Administrative Services.

The Library, containing 5000 volumes, mainly folk art, folklore, ethnology and museology.

The Archives (Photographic, Film, Sound).

The Photographic Archive contains the negative and transparent images of objects in museum collections and subjects in Greece (objects – monuments, occupations, etc.).

The Educational Program Section.

The Conservation Laboratory for museum objects, staffed by specialists in the conservation of fabrics and various materials, especially wood and metal. The responsibilities of the Laboratory include all work and activities related to the preventive and active conservation, restoration and protection of Museum collections, as well as the documentation and publication of conservation work.

Parenthetically, the Society “The Friends of the Museum of Greek Folk Art” (1989) assists in furthering the various objectives of the Museum and is responsible for the operation of the Museum Shop.

The Museum of Greek Folk Art has a long tradition of contacts with the public for the purpose of promoting and projecting Greek traditional culture and making it known to the public at large. These contacts are fostered by:


The Bath-house of the Winds, Τuesday: Closed Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 8:00 - 15:00 The Museum at 22 Panos str., Plaka Monday: Closed Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00 - 15:00 Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments Monday: Closed Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00 - 15:00 Central Building and Tzisdarakis Mosque temporarily closed due to relocation of the exhibition galleries to Monastiraki area

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