Byzantine and Christian Museum :: Useful information

Useful information

Address: 22 Vas. Sofias, 106 75 Athens
For more information: (+30) 213 213 9572, (+30) 213 213 9500
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OPENING HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday: 09.00-16.00
Monday: closed


For security reasons, the last visitors may enter 15' before the Museum closes.
Temporary exhibitions may have different opening hours.

CLOSED
Jan 1, March 25, May 1
Good Friday (open 12:00 17:00)
Easter Sunday
December 25 & 26

TICKETS
Standard 4
Special ticket package: 15 / concessions 8 (valid for 3 days, entrance to the National Archaeological Museum, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Numismatic Museum & Epigraphical Museum)
A separate ticket may apply to temporary exhibitions.

Concessions are available for (during the period from 1st of April to 1st of November):
  • Participants in international conferences, following the approval of the Director General for Antiquities and Cultural Heritage;
  • Participants in excursions organized by the OEE;
  • Parents accompanying primary school children on educational visits;
  • EU senior citizens over 65 on presentation of their passport or ID card;
  • People entitled to a renewable three-year Free Entrance Pass.
  • Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card.

Free entry is available to:
    Free Entrance Pass holders;
    ICOM-ICOMOS membership card holders;
    EU citizens in Higher or Further education on presentation of their student ID;
    Young people under 19 on presentation of their ID card;
    Schoolchildren under 19 accompanied by a teacher;
    Friends of museums and archaeological sites around Greek on presentation of a validated membership card;
    Guides, on presentation of their Hellenic Ministry of Development ID;
    People accompanying blind visitors and people with mobility disabilities;
    Antiquity and art conservators in possession of a special Ministry of Culture pass;
    Employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, TAP on presentation of their civil service ID.

ACCESS
The Museum is just a few metres from the Evangelismos Metro station and is a 15-minute walk from Syntagma Square.

Buses:
054, 100, 203, 204, 220, 221, 224, 235, 608, 622, 732, 815, 14, 95, 5, 14 (get off at Rigillis)
250 (get off at Evangelismos)
450, 550 (get off at Ethniko Idryma Ereunon)
060, 022 (get off at Loukianou)
01 (Municipal of Kaisariani bus, get off at "Rizari")
Trolley buses:
3 (get off at Rigillis)
10 (get off at Ethniko Idryma Ereunon)
Metro:
Line 3 (get off at Evangelismos)

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES
The Museum provides a number of free educational programmes in Greek language for groups of schoolchildren, young people, adults, and people with disabilities or special interests.
For further information or to book a visit, telephone (+30) 213 213 9507 (Monday-Friday, 09:00-15:00), email: edu.bma@culture.gr

GROUP VISITS
It is a good idea for groups to contact the Museum prior to their visit: the Educational Programmes Office can be contacted on (+30) 213 213 9507 or by e-mail: edu.bma@culture.gr; the Communications Office is contactable on (+30) 213 213 9572 or by e-mail: info.bma@culture.gr.

GUIDED TOURS
According to Greek law 710/77, with regard to guided tours, only professional tour guides, licensed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism have the right to tour the museum fees.

Moreover, according to Greek law 3498/2006, only archaeologists, who are permanent staff of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and teachers can provide such a tour without any payment, following the authorization by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Entrance to the Museum is free for people with disabilities and for people accompanying blind visitors and people with mobility disabilities.
The space housing the Museums permanent exhibition is accessible for people with mobility disabilities. Blind visitors can avail themselves of a tactile route.
It is a good idea for groups to contact the Museum prior to their visit: the Educational Programmes Office can be contacted on (+30) 213 213 9507 or by e-mail: edu.bma@culture.gr.

PARKING
The Museum has one parking space reserved for people with disabilities.

PHOTOGRAPHS
Exhibits can be photographed with a hand-held camera without the use of a flash. Video cameras, tripods and flash photography are allowed when special permission has been sought and granted. For more information, call (+30) 213 213 9572 or send an e-mail to info.bma@culture.gr

FRIENDS OF THE BYZANTINE MUSEUM
The Association of the Friends of the Byzantine and Christian Museum was founded in December 2000 as a not-for-profit organization. Its key goal is to support the Museums activities by raising public awareness of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and facilitating research in corresponding fields.
For more information, send an e-mail to friends.bma@culture.gr.