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.
In 1887 Giovanni Baptista Serpieri takes over as administrator of the gas plant. The small gas unit of Athens meets its era of prosperity. Gas holders, steam boilers, steam engines, purification units and several other buildings spring up gradually in the approx. 30 acres site.
In 1938 gasworks administration passes to Athens Municipality. In 1952 Athens Municipal Gasworks Operation is founded. Athens retorts houses burned out in 1984.
In 1999 the first cultural events were hosted in the premises of the old factory. City of Athens Technopolis became a part of the historic course of the plant.
In 2013 Industrial Gas Museum will open its doors.
- Address: 100 Pireos, Gazi, 11854 Athens
- Admission: 1 €
- How to get there: Bus Lines: 035, 049, 811, 838, 914, B18, Γ18, 731, 031 Trolley Bus Line: 21 Metro station: Kerameikos
- Schedule: Winter schedule (15 Oct-15 Apr): Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 20.00 Monday: closed Summer schedule (16 Apr-14 Oct): Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00 Monday: closed
- Phone: (+30) 210 3461589, (+30) 210 3475518
- Internet Page: http://www.gasmuseum.gr/