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Science & Nature museums in Greece

Goulandris Natural History Museum

The Goulandris Museum of Natural History is a museum in Kifisia, a northeastern suburb of Athens, Greece. It was founded by Angelos Goulandris and Niki Goulandris in 1965 in order to promote interest in the natural sciences, to raise the awareness of the public, in general, and in particular to call its attention to the need to protect Greece's natural wildlife habitats and species in the danger of extinction.

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Hellenic Motor Museum

Athens Motor Museum. Automobiles dominated my interests ever since I can remember myself. My father’s cars, were the first getaway to my passion for driving, not always with his approval. In 1977, when my first child was born, I decided that I had completed the first cycle of my participation in competitions, so I turned to the collection of old cars.

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Museum of Geology and Paleontology of the Athens University

The history of the Museum starts in 1858. It all begun with the donation of the collections of the Natural History Society to the University of Athens. These collections were the foundation of the Natural History Museum. During these early years and despite financial difficulties, the collections of the Museum increased considerably, thanks to many donations, purchases and the collection of material during scientific expeditions in Greece.

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Athens Railway Museum

The Railway Museum of Athens, was founded by the Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE) in 1978. The museum has a collection of items related to the history of rail transport in Greece.

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Hellenic Maritime Museum

Prehistorical and classical Ancient Age
Byzantine Age
Years prior to the Hellenic War of Independence - The Navy of 1821
The Navy during contemporary years, 1827-1945
The Mercantile Marine since 1827
Traditional Shipbuilding and Ships
Art Collection
The Aristotle Onassis collection

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Industrial Gas Museum

In 1857 Francois Theophile Feraldi undertakes the task of lighting Athens with coal gas. Athens Municipality grants the French businessman a 50 year prerogative. For approximately 60 years, the streets of Athens will be lighted with coal gas.

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Shipbuilding Museum

It concerns a modern museum that is directly related to shipping and shipbuilding. The Shipbuilding Museum aspires to become a tourist attraction not only for the Piraeus, but also throughout Greece. Its ultra-modern building, will host significant exhibits from the shipbuilding city's history. This special place on the west coast of Athens will be the house for many traditionally-built boats.

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Mineralogy and Petrology Museum of the Athens University

The Mineralogy and Petrology Museum occupies a total area of about 1100 m2. The collections are exhibited in the first three halls with dimensions of 10 x 8, 13 x 8 and 33 x 20 metres respectively, while the fourth hall is for audio-visual presentations and lectures, and is 17 x 8 m.

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Zoological Museum of the University of Athens

The Zoological Museum of the University of Athens is the oldest and richest zoological museum of Greece. It is part of the National Natural History Museum that is the oldest natural history museum in the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans.

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Museum of Anthropology of the University of Athens

The Anthropological Museum of the University of Athens was founded in 1886 and is one of the oldest Human Museums in Europe. The foundation aimed at promoting scientific goals of the physical anthropology.

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