01 - 31 May 2023
National Historical Museum
Stadiou 13, Athens
The Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece was founded in 1882, at a time of economic and social advancement of the Greek State, about fifty years after its independence.
Founding members of the Society were eminent scholars and scientists of the time, such as scholar and journalist Timoleon Filimon, folklorist Nikolaos Politis, historian Spyridon Lambros, writer Dimitrios Kambouroglou, journalist Babis Anninos, historian and geographer Antonios Miliarakis, poet Georgios Drossinis and others.
The Society aimed at collecting, preserving and promoting the relics and testimonies that illuminate the history of Modern Greece. Today, the activity of the Society is mainly canalised through the work of the National Historical Museum and its annex on Hydra Island.
The National Historical Museum is permanently housed in the Old Parliament Building at Stadiou Street (Kolokotronis Square) since 1960. The Museum narrates the history of Modern Greece: the period of Ottoman and Latin rule, the Greek War of Independence (1821), the liberation struggles, the creation of an independent state, the political, social and spiritual development of the Greeks up to the present day.
Closest Metro Station: Syntagma
Metro to Venue: 4 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility Yes