The Museum

The Athens University History Museum is housed in the building known as Kleanthis’ Residence or The Old University. The building dates before the 18th Century, establishing it as one of the very few surviving buildings from the pre-Otto period. It may be identified with a house depicted in a painting of Athens by J. Carrey, who visited the city in 1674 as Charles – Marie - François Olier, Marquis de Nointel’s painter.

The building was purchased in 1831 by Stamatios Kleanthis and Edward Schaubert who were the first to undertake the urban planning of the city of Athens.

From 1837 and for four years the building functioned as the first University of the Independent Greek State. 150 years later, in 1987, its current function was inaugurated.




Opening Hours

From 1st October to 31st May
Monday – Friday 09.00 -16.00
From 1st June to 30th September
Monday - Friday 09.00 – 16.00
Monday & Wednesday  18.00 – 21.00 (except August)

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, except the first Sunday of each month, when the Museum is open from 11.00 until 16.00 with free admission.


Adults 2 euros

Children aged from 12 to 18 years old 1 euro

Members of the University of Athens' aacdemic community and students, unemployed citizens FREE


For further information concerning the educational programs and guided tours please call: 210 3689502-8