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“Hidden Treasure In Athens”
Review of Numismatic Museum

Numismatic Museum
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Athens City Pass including Acropolis and hop-on-hop-off bus
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum
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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
Ranked #56 of 320 things to do in Athens
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

Since I enjoy ancient coins, this was an excellent museum to visit. The history of world coins and medals is facinating and educational. The displays in each room are well organized. The audio guide, which is included in the very low entrance fee, is helpful. The museum was not overly crowded, and you can take your time and move from display to display at your own pace. The Greek and Roman coin displays are most interesting. I did have an incident with one of the museum staff. I briefly touched the outside of a display case. She rushed over to tell me not to touch it. In the same room was a tour guide from the museum with four guests. Besides talking loudly to the point I could not even hear my audio, the guide and her guests were constantly touching and leaning on the display cases. When I asked the staff member for an explanation as to why her tour guide and guests were not told not to touch the display, she went on the lengthy discussion about sensors and alarms and not having enough money to maintain the system. Obviously not answering my question. This was petty. I touched the outside of the display so briefly, I did not even remember doing it. The staff member must have been bored and needed to show some authority. Clearly a double standard of rule enforcement at this museum. Regardless of the overzealous staff member, this is a very good museum to visit.

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Reviewed 3 May 2013

This ended up being my favorite museum in Athens. Seeing the home of Heinrich Schliemann, discoverer of Troy, is worth the price of admission even if there was nothing else to see. But you'll be surprised just how fascinating the ancient coin collection really is as you start walking through this lovely place. Make sure and leave time at the end to have lunch in the courtyard behind the museum.

2  Thank Cristy M
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Lovely museum, well worth a visit.

The open-air cafe in the courtyard is very cool and is open till 11 every night (8pm on Sundays). Thursdays are jazz nights.

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Reviewed 20 April 2013

This museum is well hidden just in the centre of town. The architecture of the building is unique. The collection is very specialised, so i think that to a majority of people wouldn't raise a lot of interest. But if you are walking around a hot day in the centre, you should definitely stop at the cafe of the museum, which is a small hidden garden to breeze up a little bit.

Thank PanosR804
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Very interesting as a museum,and, a nice garden with a coffee shop.Kind of oassis in the center of town

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