Address: 2 Kyprion Agoniston & Kairi Street, 15126
Contact number: +30.210.8105.519
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 14:00
After ten years of continuous and successful operation, the Natural History Museum of the Municipality of Amaroussion was relocated to new premises owned by the Municipality.
Having adopted a new presentation, the Museum hosts one of the largest collections of mummified specimens of mainly Greek fauna, but also foreign, which includes mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, shells, nests and skulls.
The objective of the Museum is to transfer knowledge, support scientific research, contribute to the protection of our natural heritage and develop environmental awareness.
The Museum offers education in a pleasant and valid way through guided tours that are adapted to age; it participates in environmental education courses by offering reading material, and organizes outdoor works, lectures and exhibitions.
Young visitors coming to the Museum within the framework of school outings learn about and see animals, through a pleasant presentation that uses colours, drawings and images; the guided tour gives them a unique opportunity to see and learn about the behaviour and the particularities of animals. Moreover, we organize programmes of creative approaches to the environment for our young friends; in particular, programmes involving animals that include discussions, interactive work and printed material.
Individual visitors are informed through the new electronic guide system (Greek – English) available at the Museum.
As regards the organisation and presentation at the new museum area, mammals, birds, insects and reptiles coexist on the ground floor (windows) according to the rationale of symbiosis in water, the ground and the air, their environment and the various seasons.
Large classified collections of birds are mainly presented on the first floor, and they are available for study to visitors and scientists.
In general, the scientific structure throughout the Museum is perfect and suitable for both simple visitors and scientists.
The new Museum has a store and an underground parking area for persons with special needs, and all necessary conditions are provided.
Telephone reservations for guided tours are possible.