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Photography Museum of Thessaloniki

The collection and archives of the Photography Museum of Thessaloniki have more than 100,000 photographic objects in total.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1997 The museum was legislated and founded a year later.

    2001 Housed on the first floor of the port's Storehouse A.

  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 Photography Museum has a permanent collection with over 2,000 photographic works, housed in the port’s storehouse Α, a two-storey building made from local red brick, with iron doors that are typical of the industrial architecture of the early 20th century. Its archive covers a period of 90 years (1890-1980) and includes works by Iordanidis, Stylianos and Letsios.

What I can't see

The collection and archives have more than 100,000 photographic objects in total. Records of the permanent collection and a part of the museum’s archives have already been digitized, in order to provide easier access to the material for researchers as well as the general public. It is the only national museum of photography in the country and has two main objectives: 1) the preservation and promotion of its photographic heritage and, 2) contemporary creation. In addition, the museum organises exhibition cycles, educational programs for students and teachers, discussion cycles and the Photobiennale, an international photography festival that takes place every two years and travels to other cities in Greece and abroad.


  • Address: Port, Storehouse A


Unsigned, (2012), Μουσείο Φωτογραφίας Θεσσαλονίκης, [Photography Museum of Thessaloniki], Odysseus, Ministry of Culture,

Last visit 10/10/2014

Zafeiris Ch., (1997), Θεσσαλονίκης Εγκόλπιον, ιστορία, πολιτισμός, η πόλη σήμερα, γεύσεις, μουσεία, μνημεία, διαδρομές, [Thessaloniki Handbook, history, culture, the city today, flavours, museums, routes], Athens: Exantas