Administrative Information

Official Unit:
Museum of Byzantine Culture

2 Stratou Avenue, Ô.Ę. 54013, Thessaloniki (Prefecture of Thessaloniki)

Telephone: +30 2313 306400
Fax: +30 2313 306402

Visit the museum web site

Full: €4
1st November - 31st March: 4 euros for all visitors. For the period from 1st of November to 31st of March there is not any reduction. Special ticket package is excluded.
Special ticket package: Full: €15, Reduced: €8
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Museum of Byzantine Culture, White Tower, Archaeological Site and Museum of Roman Agora, Galerian Complex-Arched Hall
Valid for: Ancient Agora of Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum of Ancient (Roman) Forum, Thessaloniki, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Galerian Complex, Museum of Byzantine Culture, The White Tower, White Tower: Museum
Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
28 October
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
Escorting parents on educational visits of primary schools.
Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a free pass
Free admission for:
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

Monday – Sunday 09.00-16.00

1 January: closed
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12:00 - 17:00
Holy Saturday: 08:00 - 15:00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
  Amenities for the physically challenged
The Museum is accessible for people with dissabilities.
Moreover, For the blind people and people with limited vision we have a leaflet in Braille script (Greek-English), a special shaped outdoor exhibition with marmor artifacts and a program of audio-haptic guided tour through the Museum’s permanent exhibition titled “Touch and be acquainted with Byzantium” in three languages (English, German, Russian) and in Greek. Moreover we provide a special brochure for the escort. All these are free of charge by the use of entrance ticket.
With a city bus
From the east towards the centre of the city
Lines 7, 10, 11, 12, 31, 58
Bus stop “Stratigio” – Museum of Byzantine Culture
Line 8
Bus stop Museum of Byzantine Culture
Lines 3, 5, 6, 33, 39, 78
Bus stop City Hall

From the centre of the city towards the Museum
Lines 3, 10, 11, 12, 31, 39
Bus stop “Stratigio” – Museum of Byzantine Culture
Line 3
Bus stop Museum of Byzantine Culture

With the car
The Museum is located downtown and there is no free space for parking. The closest parking area is inside the basement of the City Hall. For buses, which carry groups of tourists or pupils, there is the possibility of parking the vehicle in front of the entrance of the Museum, 2, Stratou Avenue.

With the bicycle
There is a parking place for bicycles and motorcycles in front of the entrance of the Museum, 2, Stratou Avenue.
The Museum has a shop, which belongs to the Archaeological Resources Fund. The visitor can buy there publications related to cultural, archaeological and historical subjects, books on art, books for children, replicas of archaeological objects, which are dated from the antiquity until the post-byzantine period, modern makings inspired from the Museum’s exhibits, clothing, jewelry, several gifts, toys, posters and postcards e.a. The Archaeological Resources Fund manages the income from the tickets and the vendor items, since the Museum belongs to the State.
See also
Other museums in the same prefecture
Archaeological Museum of Ancient (Roman) Forum, Thessaloniki
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Crypt of Agios Demetrios, Thessaloniki
Folk Art and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia and Thrace
Jewish History Centre of Thessaloniki
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Macedonian Struggle
Thessaloniki Cinema Museum
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
Water Museum of Thessaloniki