Instructions for Museum visit

The Museum is open to the public and applies all necessary measures to protect the health of the visitors and its staff. 

- Suggestion of wearing a face mask at all areas

- Use of hand disinfectant, available at all areas

- Suggestion for maintaining the indicative distance of 2 metres

- Circulation of fresh air

Digital Storytelling Application "What should I study?"

"Stay home" and "Stay safe" could initiate the activation of digital tools in order to educate and entertain our younger friends, their parents and those who would like to learn about university heritage.

What could be studied in the newly founded University of Athens in 1840? What did the first textbooks look like? How was Athens as the new capital of the country? What was the life of a young man of the period like? Who is Emmanouil and what should he do in order to be able to write his name in the Student Registry of the first University?

We invite you to embark upon a digital journey to the 19th century with the storytelling application "What should I study?" and to discover the exhibits of the History Museum of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In this journey, you will also be able to visit one of the oldest residential buildings in the area of Plaka, just beneath the Acropolis, where in 1837 the University was inaugurated.

To "meet" Emmanouil:
• Download from Google Play Store the Android application “What should I study”
• Take a glimpse of the exhibits that Emmanouil sees in the Virtual exhibition (

We hope that you will be soon able to meet Emmanouil in the Museum!

The digital application was created by the Museum for its young and adult audience in collaboration with the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the N.K.U.A. (research group of Professor Yannis Ioannidis) and the "Athena" Research and Innovation Centre.