Museum of City of Athens

Museum of City of Athens

The Museum accommodates the personal collection of beloved art collector, Lambros Eutaxias. Pieces on display here include sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs of Athens and even furniture of the 19th Century Athenian aristocracy.

Although the Museum of the City of Athens was founded in 1973, it officially opened its doors to the public in 1980. It bears the names of Lambros Eftaxias (1905-1996) and Alexandros Vouros (1871-1959), which is housed in two of the city’s oldest buildings.

The first of the two buildings was the dwelling Palace of Otto and Amalia, first royal couple of Greece – where numerous amounts of their furniture and objects are on display. The second building is thought of as a unique model of bourgeois architecture of the 19th Century Athens that houses antique furniture and the Museum’s Gallery. In the Gallery, contemporary artists exhibit their work periodically, using Athens as their main theme.

The venue is acclaimed as being the only city museum in Greece and member of Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities / International Council of Museums (CAMOC / ICOM, respectively). Among its accolades is the Academy of Athens Award in 1990.

Their mission is to, «Preserve the past, Promote the present, Improve the Capitol's future».