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Aristotle Museum of Natural History

The Aristotle Museum of Natural History in Thessaloniki is housed in former storehouses of dock A, in the port.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    2019 The museum was inaugurated in May.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  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 museum is housed in the port in a building of the interwar period which is characterized by austerity and functionality. French companies had built the port facilities by the end of the Ottoman period, and the architecture resembled similar facilities in northern Europe. The fire of 1917 and the bombings of 1944 destroyed most of them, and today we mainly see more recent buildings. The museum has a rich collection of flora, fauna, fossils, and minerals, but has not yet been transferred to its new location and is scattered in several university spaces. The museum currently hosts periodic exhibitions.

What I can't see

Since the end of the 19th century the port facilities were of the utmost importance for Thessaloniki, as it allowed the city and the Ottoman Empire to follow international naval developments, such as the construction of the Suez Canal. This specific building was constructed after the integration of Thessaloniki into Greece and served as a warehouse of the Naval Administration.


  • Address: 3 Navarhou Votsi St., Port
  • Postal Code : 54625


Open House Thessaloniki, (2019), Αριστοτέλειο Μουσείο Φυσικής Ιστορίας, [Aristotle Museum of Natural History] OHTh


Hastaoglou Martinidi V., (2015), Η γαλλική παρουσία στην κατασκευή του λιμανιού της Θεσσαλονίκης, 1872- 1912: Εργοληπτικές εταιρείες, πολεοδομικοί νεωτερισμοί και αρχιτεκτονικές καινοτομίες, [The French presence in the construction of the port of Thessaloniki, 1872-1912: Contractors, urban innovations and architectural innovations,], in Kairidis D. (2015), (επ), Θεσσαλονίκη, μια πόλη σε μετάβαση, 1912- 2012, [Thessaloniki, a city in transition, 1912-2012], OFF, PEEV, Νavarino Network, Epikentro, p. 420- 436