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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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Museum of Greek Children’s Art

The museum is situated in a renovated neoclassical building in the old town of Athens, Plaka. It has no permanent collection on display. It usually organizes exhibitions of paintings and three dimensions art made by children up to fourteen years old.

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Museum of Greek Folk Art (The Mosque)

The mosque is at the Monastiraki square, right at the centre of the old town of Athens. It was built in 1759 during the period that Greece was governed by the Turks. In 1915 was restored by Anastasias Orlandos. In 1959 the collection of the Greek Folk Museum was exhibited there. Later on the Folk Museum was transferred to new building. Today in the old mosque a collection of 800 vases and other objects made of clay of the 20th century, the collection of V. Kyriazopoulos is displayed.

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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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The Jewish Museum of Greece

The Jewish Museum was founded in 1977. Its goal is to collect and exhibit artifacts related to the presence of Jewish in Greece. As the museum expanded, a neoclassical building of the 19th century was bought in order to house it. The building was renovated and the new museum was inaugurated in 1998.
The museum has a permanent collection, some space for periodic exhibitions, a projection room, a library, a photographic archive and a gift shop.

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Museum of Greek Folk Art (Panos Str. Building)

Wandering in the narrow old streets of Plaka the visitor might discover one of the smaller departments of the Greek Folk Art museum. An old house of beginning of the 19th century holds a collection of tools and artifacts of the everyday life in Greece in the Pre –Industrial era. The building was taken by the ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1981. Its’ interior is turned into exhibition areas while its’ exterior is restored to its’ initial form

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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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