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Thessaloniki Olympic Museum

Thessaloniki Olympic Museum, the unique Olympic Museum of Greece, is situated at Thessaloniki. The museum is located next to Kaftanzoglio Stadium. The aim of the museum is to collect, conserve, record and establish the sport history and to promote it in an active and vivid place, having a mainly educative character. The exhibition consists of historical records and objects of the Greek Medalists, medals, torches, memorabilia from the Olympic organizations and athletic equipment. Thessaloniki Olympic Museum consists of four exhibition halls (permanent exhibition dedicated to Olympic Games titled “Prominence of Sport History and Olympic Ideal”, permanent machine interactive exhibition titled “Science of Sports”, permanent exhibition hall housing a parallel exhibition and simulation of track and field stadium and finally, exhibition hall of temporary exhibitions). All exhibition halls conclude recreation ground for educational programs and workshops. Furthermore, the Museum has communal halls, an amphitheatre with 300 seats, two halls of manifold uses, shop and a large foyer where temporary exhibitions of small scale and events can be housed.

For more information and enquiries please contact Thessaloniki Olympic Museum, S.Dimitrios & 3rd September, 45636 Thessaloniki, Greece, Tel: +30 2310 968531-2, E-mail: edu@olympicmuseum.org.gr

Thessaloniki Olympic Museum

Thessaloniki Olympic Museum, the main facade seen at night

Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum

Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum (NOESIS) is located at the outskirts of Thessaloniki, Greece. The museum's main objective to offer to the public an environment that facilitates the familiarisation with and the understanding of science and technology. The foundation is also actively engaged in the protection of the Greek Technological Heritage. NOESIS has a 150-seat digital planetarium, a 300-seat Cosmotheatre with the largest flat screen in Greece, a 200-seat amphitheatre, as well as a motion simulator theater with three platforms, 3-D projection, and 6-axis movement. The museum currently features many exhibits, including "Technology of Transportation," featuring car models that mark the history of automobiles. In the near future, the exhibition hall will also include an exhibit on Ancient Greek technology; also, NOESIS will be opening the Center for Creativity and Innovation, a facility for students, as well as a Techno-park.

For more information and enquiries please contact 6Th Km. Thessaloniki - Thermi Road, 57001, Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece, Tel: +30-2310-483 000, E-mail: info@noesis.edu.gr

Thessaloniki Science Center & Technology Museum

Thessaloniki Science Center & Technology Museum

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is a museum in Thessaloniki, Greece. It houses finds from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaloniki but also from the region of Macedonia in general. The central rooms host exhibits from the excavations conducted in Thessaloninki and the broader area of Macedonia. The new wing hosts two exhibitions: 'The Gold of Macedon' with finds from the cemeteries of Sindos, Agia Paraskevi, Nea Filadelfia, Makrygialos, Derveni, Lete, Serres, and Evropos and 'The Thessaloniki Area in Prehistory' with finds from prehistoric settlements dating from the Neolithic to the Early and Late Bronze Age.

For more information and enquiries please contact Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki 6, M. Andronikou Street, 546 21 Thessaloniki, Tel: (0030)2310 830538, E-mail: info.amth@culture.gr

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Amazonomachy sarcophagus inside The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Photograph taken by Edal Anton Lefterov

White Tower of Thessaloniki

The White Tower of Thessaloniki, is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece. It was a notorious prison and scene of mass executions during the period of Ottoman rule. It now stands on Thessaloniki's waterfront boulevard, Nikis (Victory) Street. It houses a museum dedicated to the history of Thessaloniki and is one of the city's leading tourist attractions. The Tower is under the administration of the Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities of the Greek Ministry of Culture. It was substantially remodeled and its exterior was whitewashed after Greece gained control of the city in 1912. It has been adopted as the symbol of the city.

For more information and enquiries please contact The White Tower Museum, Nikis Avenue 54621, Thessaloniki, Greece, Tel: 30 2310 267 832, E-mail: info@lpth.org

White Tower of Thessaloniki

White Tower of Thessaloniki
Photograph by Ωριγένης

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (MMCA) is a contemporary art museum in Thessaloniki, Greece. At present the MMCA's permanent collection comprises 2000 works by Greek and foreign artists, it is constantly being augmented by gifts from collectors, artists, gallery owners, and private individuals and constantly presented in the museum' s new wing. Apart from the permanent display, the MMCA has mounted over 100 exhibitions of works by Greek and foreign artists: retrospectives of the work of Tsarouchis, Tsoclis, Kontoglou, Chatzikyriakou-Gika, Kokkinidis, Fassianos, Spyropoulos, Psychopaidis, Pavlos, Kessanlis, Akrithakis, Warhol, Katzourakis, and Perdikidis have been held for the first time in Greece; and other exhibitions have been devoted to the works of Fluxus, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Matta, Viallat, Beuys, Uecker, Greenaway, Hockney, Ernst, Barlach, Beckmann, Zervos, Kaniaris, Varotsos, Taki, Molfessis, Lazongas, Papadimitriou, Antonakos, Zongolopoulos, Mytaras, Triandafyllou, Ekonomopoulos, Alithinos, Theodoulos, and many other artists. The MMCA has published more than fifty bilingual catalogues to accompany solo and group exhibitions. In the library two-and-a-half thousand titles of books and periodicals on subjects relating to painting, sculpture, engraving, architecture, and photography, all the catalogues published by the MMCA, audio-visual material, and the museum's archive of artists are available to the public.

For more information and enquiries please contact Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Egnatia 154 (on the grounds of Thessaloniki International Fair), 546 36 Thessaloniki, Tel: 2310 240002 / 2310 281212, Tel: mmcart@mmca.org.gr









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