Located in one of the first buildings of the city of Athens also known as “the old palace” is the Athens City Museum. The building belonged to the Satamatiou Dekozi Vourou family, was constructed in 1834 and was the first royal palace of the first royal family in free Greece. In 1843 the royal family moved after which the building was again used as a house. The Athens city museum was founded later in 1973 by Lampros Eftaxias and opened for first time to public in 1980.
The Athens City Museum has a great library and numerous of collections with over 40,000 pieces from ancient Greece to the 21st century. Collections worth mentioning are for sure the collection of books and musical texts, many of which are quite rare, the collection of documents, manuscripts and relics, the collection of musical instruments, the collections of sculptures and paintings and more. The Athens City Museum at times organizes many expositions, workshops, events and book presentations and during the whole year also organizes educational programs for kids (3y – 18y) combining the knowledge with games and advanced technology like 3D virtual interactive worlds.
At the garden of the museum you can find a library from which you can choose a book to read while drinking your coffee or enjoying your meal at the Black Duck Garden (check the Black Duck Garden article). The whole area carries a long history and its aura is sure to catch your attention just as it did mine.