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GREECE: MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD

A complete catalogue of museums that own Greek archaeological collections would be quite thick ! Beside purely archaeological museums, most of those which are devoted to history or art make a point of displaying examples of Greek art as a must.

It is thus difficult to identify all the collections that are worth a visit, considering also numerous private collections, and items which can be seen at auction houses, where they are are exhibited for a few hours but are sometimes amazing!


 As for the museums of Greece

There is an archaeological museum in most of the Greek cities: you’ll find more than 130 of them on our interactive map of archaeological sites.

Among these museums, site museums, very big museums like in Athens and Thessaloniki, and others in smaller towns, sometimes in villages – which are hard to find without GPS, but our map will help you. The main museums are generally open all day, those of the smaller cities open generally only in the morning. In any case, check the opening hours before going there!


 For France

You’ll find a directory of French archaeological museums in our section "museums and sites" (interactive map and alphabetical list by city name). The list below is an extract of it, mentionning only museums displaying collections of Greek antiquities
Agde (34300)
 Musée de l'Ephèbe
Angers (49100)
 Musée Pincé
Antibes (06600)
 Musée d'Archéologie
Arles (13635)
 Musée Départemental Arles Antique
Avignon (84000)
 Musée lapidaire
Beaulieu-sur-Mer (06310)
 Villa Kérylos
Bordeaux (33000)
 Musée d'Aquitaine
Boulogne-Sur-Mer (62200)
 Chateau-musée
Cambrai (59400)
 Musée Municipal
Cannes (06400)
 Musée de La Castre
Châtillon-sur-Seine (21400)
 Musée du Pays Châtillonnais - Trésor de Vix
Compiègne (60200)
 Musée Municipal Antoine Vivenel
Gray (70100)
 Musée Baron Martin
Grenoble (38000)
 Musée de Grenoble
Hyères (83412)
 Musée municipal (re-opening in 2012)
Laon (02000)
 Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie
Le Puy-en-Velay (43000)
 Musée Crozatier
Lille (59000)
 Musée des Beaux-Arts
Louviers (27400)
 Musée de Louviers
Lyon (69001)
 Musée des Beaux-Arts
Marseille (13002)
 Musée d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne
Marseille (13002)
 Musée des Docks Romains
Montargis (45200)
 Musée du Gâtinais
Montpellier (34000)
 Musée Languedocien
Mougins (Vieux village) (06250)
 Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins
Nevers (58000)
 Musée Archéologique de la Porte du Croux
Nîmes (30000)
 Musée Archéologique
Paris (75001)
 Musée du Louvre
Paris (75008)
 Musée du Petit Palais de Paris - Palais des Beaux-Arts
Paris (75084)
 Musée du Cabinet des Médailles de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Paris (75116)
 Musée des Arts Asiatiques Guimet
Péronne (80201)
 Musée Alfred Danicourt
Rennes (35000)
 Musée de Bretagne
Rouen (76000)
 Musée des Antiquités
Saint-Omer (62500)
 Musée de l'Hôtel Sandelin
Sigean (11130)
 Musée des Corbières

 And for others countries

The website Agalma lists the major greek collections over the world. This directory, though a little outdated, may be considered as a reference. Southern Italy, as the ancient "Magna Graecia" occupies there a prominent place.

And finally, let’s add a few museums omitted from lists above...

... but no doubt there are much more to mention! Thanks to everyone who let us know!