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Agricultural Museum of Agricultural University of Athens

The Agricultural Museum in the Agricultural University.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2005 Founded on March.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The Agricultural Museum is developed in a 2-storey, 2000 sq.m., Π-shaped building complex. It is the building of the former Veterinary Institute. Its restoration was done with respect to its original architecture. The museum is divided into 4 sections – collections. The first is the collection of scientific tools and scientific equipment, with over 1000 items, many of which date back to the early 20th century. The second is the collection of Manolis Vathis (1910-2008). Vathis was an agronomist and artist and painted plants and their diseases for almost 80 years. His works are not only of great artistic value, but also of scientific value, thanks to the accuracy of their depiction. The third section is the Greek mineral and petrological museum of Professor Eleftheria Davi, which also includes a rare collection of marbles. The fourth section is “Tools and Utensils of Country Life,” taking us on a journey through rural daily life, home economics, and tool-making ingenuity.

What I can't see

The purposes of the museum are the study, preservation, utilization and exhibition of historical documents, the development of scientific research, the dissemination of scientific knowledge, the awareness of society and the cooperation with educational and research institutions. Here is also housed the Documentation Centre for the History of Greek Agriculture, which aims to highlight the development of agriculture, social and cultural characteristics of the agricultural society, the development of agricultural research and science and has approximately 5000 volumes of books and 3000 volumes of magazines. The building, in which the museum is housed today, originally housed the Athens Serum Station. Here, anti-tetanus, anti-diphtheria, anti-rabies and other serums were produced, mainly for horses.



Agricultural Museum of the Agricultural University of Athens (2022), Ιστορικό, [History]

Last visit 17/11/2022