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Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, Athens

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Explore the history of music at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, where you'll find over 1,200 Greek musical instruments on display. The collection spans over 300 years of musical history, and includes lyres, flogheras, defia, gaides, koudouia, laghouta, bouzoukia, souravlie, and many more pieces. Located in an Athenian mansion built in 1842, the museum is laid out over three floors, with instruments grouped into four sections. Explanatory labels in English accompany the displays, and the available earphones let you hear how each instrument sounds. Arrange your visit to Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments and discover more family-friendly attractions in Athens using our Athens online driving holiday planner.
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  • Small but interesting museum about musical instruments and music from the region. You can listen to samples. Welcoming staff. 
    Small but interesting museum about musical instruments and music from the region. You can listen to samples. Welcoming staff.  more »
  • This is a gem! You can learn a lot about how instruments make their sounds, watch videos of people performing in cultural contexts, learn about the role of music in celebrations, National identity... 
    This is a gem! You can learn a lot about how instruments make their sounds, watch videos of people performing in cultural contexts, learn about the role of music in celebrations, National identity...  more »
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  • Great little museum for music and instrument lovers. Entrance 3€. There are QR codes you can scan to listen to music clips. Unfortunately the museum doesn’t provide headphones so bring your own. Besides the instruments on display, there are interesting historical photos all around. Air con, clean bathrooms, polite staff
  • A small hidden pearl in the middle of Athens, strongly recommend, really interesting with great staff. A must visit in order to

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