"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.

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In accordance with the preventive measures taken by the Greek Government against the coronavirus spread, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is cancelling all scientific and cultural events in its premises from March 9th, 2020 until further notice. The Museum will also remain closed for the public. 

For any queries please e-mail: or call +30210 3689502-06

Thank you!



Monday – Friday: 09.00 -16.00

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' academic community and students, unemployed citizens FREE


tel.: 210 3689500-510

fax: 210 3689501



For further information concerning the learning programs and guided tours please call: 210 3689502-6.