Archaeological Museum of Volos was built in 1909 with funds disposed
by Alexis Athanassakis from the village Portaria of Pilion. The style of
the building is neoclassic and the plans were executed by I. P. Skoutaris
and A. Angelidis.
the numerous and various exhibits, special interest in the Museum of Volos
presents the way of exhibition in the halls with the Neolithic artifacts
and the halls with the representation of the graves. They allow the visitor
to have a more direct contact with the antiquities and comprehend their
exhibitions take place in two halls of the Museum from time to time. At
the moment there is an exhibition of the Angelos Bastis collection of Neolithic
artifacts from all over Thessaly, which has been donated to the Museum.
There is also an exhibition of the new acquistitions of the Museum which
come from the recent excavations in the regions of Magnesia and Karditsa.
educational programme from Primary school pupils has been put into practice,
the subject of which is "Neolithic culture: once upon a time in Sesklo
housed in the Museum:
Collection of Paleolithic finds from all over Thessaly
Rich Neolithic collection of vases, figurines, clay models of houses .
Reconstitutions of tombs of several periods
Collection of gold jewellery
Collection of painted funerary stelai from Demetrias
Collection of releif funerary and votive stelai
Collection of clay, bronze and glass vessels of all the periods
Collection of coins from Thessaly and other regions of the ancient Greek
1 Athanasaki Str, 381 01 Volos
admission 500 grd
from countries outside the E.U., citizens of the E.U. aged over 65) 300
admission persons under 18
university students from Greece and the E.U.
students of Classical Studies or Fine Arts from countries outside the E.U.
members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
persons possessing a free admission card
of free admission for all visitors Sundays in the
period between 1 November and 31 March
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
5 June (International Environment Day)
the last weekend of September every year (European Heritage Days)