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Acropolis Museum extends its winter programme

Acropolis Museum extends its winter programme
31 Oct 2014

The Acropolis Museum in Athens is one of Greece’s best loved museums and most important given its wide range of historical value.

Having celebrated its fifth birthday in June this year, the Acropolis Museum has welcomed over 6.5 million visitors and the museum is only proving to be even more popular as demand and increase in the number of visitors expected to walk through its doors over the next few months, it is extending its winter programme.

This extension will see the Acropolis Museum staying open on Monday from November 1st until March 31st 2015 as well as featuring a new programme of Alternating Gallery Talks, offering visitors the chance to discuss various aspects of the art on display with archaeologists.

There are various permanent exhibitions housed at the Acropolis Museum including The Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis which offers pieces from the sanctuaries that had been founded on the slopes of the Acropolis alongside a plethora of everyday objects that were used throughout history in Athens.

The Archaic Gallery is another permanent feature and offers artifacts and information which extends from the 7th century BC up until the end of the Persian Wars.While the Parthenon Gallery offers a video presentation informing visitors about the Parthenon and the sculptural decoration of the monument. Following this, you can have a look at the ancient marble inscriptions which show detailed costs records of the construction of the Parthenon as well as the statue of Athena Parthenos.

Of course, with every great museum comes a fantastic spot to eat and given the vast amount to learn at the Acropolis Museum, you will definitely be ready to hear to the second floor and take in the panoramic and breathtaking views of the Acropolis in the restaurant.

The 700 square metre public terrace is the perfect place to sample some delicious, freshly cooked local meals while discussing the interesting findings of the trip.ADNFCR-408-ID-801757848-ADNFCR

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