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The Museum of Popular Music Instruments

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A small but fascinating museum for music lovers, with free entrance.

musical instrument museum athensThe Museum of Popular Music Instruments “MELMOKE” is housed in an old Athenian mansion built in 1842, since June 1991 and presents the results of a half century of research and study by the musicologist Fivos Anoyanakis.

The collection of about 1200 Greek popular musical instruments dating from the 18th century to the present day are exposed mainly on the basis of their ethnological and musical interest.

The display is arranged according to instrumental types, accompanied by explanatory labels in two languages (Greek and English). Earphones beside the show – cases enable the visitor to listen to musical examples of the sound, musical range, playing techniques and combinations of the displayed instruments.

At the Museum shop, you can find excellent replicas as well as original musical instruments.

Some recitals of Greek traditional music are given in the garden of the Museum.

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-14:00
Wednesday: 12:00-18:00
Monday: Closed
FREE ENTRANCE

Diogenous 1-3, Plaka
Athens 105 56
Tel: +030 210 3254119, +030 210 3254129

More information at athensmuseums.net

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