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The Jewish museum

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The Jewish Museum is housed in a renovated neoclassical building of great architectural interest.

Jewish museum interiorThree of its four floors are divided into three consecutive levels, of unequal height. All the levels are arranged around a central octagonal shaft, which runs the height of the building, from the basement to the roof. Its glass dome allows natural light to flood through all the levels, while the Museum’s stairway winds around it in an anti-clockwise spiral from the bottom up. Following this upward spiral, the exhibition is divided into thematic units, one per level.
The visual result is an interesting and unusual environment, with a lot of angular shapes and structures, all around the central axis of the skylight.

The area is 800 square meters and houses a collection of more than 8,000 objects, most of them rare religious and domestic artifacts which record the history and tradition of the Greek Jews.
Besides the permanent exhibition, there is a temporary exhibitions area, a Contemporary Art Gallery, an educational programs area, a library, a cloakroom, storage facilities, a photographic archive and laboratory, a conservation laboratory, as well as office space.

 

Jewish museum interiorOpening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.00-14.30
Sundays: 10.00-14.00
Saturdays: closed

Admission fees: Adults 6 euros, students 3 euros
Guided tour fees for groups: 50 € (upon arrangement)

Address: 39 Nikis str., 105 58 - Athens
Tel: 210 3225582

If you also want to visit the synagogue there is one at 5, Melidoni St.
But due to security reasons, all visitors have to either show identification or send in advance a copy of their passport along with the dates of their visit to Fax: (+30) 210 322 0761

Synagogue Beth Shalom (sfardi):
Monday and Thursday mornings: 8:30
Friday evening:
Mincha at sunset, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat
Saturday morning: 8:30
Saturday afternoon: Mincha at sunset, followed by Azkarot and Arvit.
Tel: (+30) 210 3252 875 - 210 3252 823

More information at jewishmuseum.gr

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