An inspiring story of a motivated individual, Mr. Georgios Tsekouras, is hidden behind the first Hellenic IT Museum! The museum is the first of its kind created in Greece and it hosts (as we speak) 204 computers and over 3,500 “gadgets”, dating back as far as the late 1970s!
The museum will make you think that you stepped into a time capsule, and you may encounter one of your old computers here! I know I saw a couple of models I used to own! If you happen to have any old gadget or computer, the museum accepts donations that will become a part of the permanent collection.
What was really surprising for me was the extensive knowledge of the museum staff about all the exhibits and the immaculate condition which most of them are in! In times, it feels like you stepped inside a department store of the 80s!
If you have children that grew up with a smartphone, the Hellenic IT Museum is the place for you! Let them see for themselves, how technology evolves in a path through time, and how IT has come a really long way. Check out their facebook group as well!
On the logistics side, the museum opens on mornings and afternoons after contacting them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. They can accommodate groups up to 30 people per tour. The General Admission is € 3 whereas for school groups and six people or more, admission is € 2. For college students and unemployeds with a valid ID card, it’s free.