Museum of Byzantine Culture Thessaloniki

Museum of Byzantine Culture


The Museum opened its doors for the first time on September 11th 1994.  In the Museum are presented the Byzantine and post-Byzantine culture, through the display of original artifacts, mainly from Thessaloniki, the most important city of the Empire after Constantinople, but also from the wider area of Macedonia. 

Physical accessibility

Accessible Parking
Accessible entrance
Stair Lift
Pet Friendly

Accessible content & tools

Assistance trained guides
Audio Guide
Sign Language Guide
Braille Guide

Audio guide in: Greek, English, German, French, Spanich, Hebrew, Russian, Turkish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Chinese

Accessible and inclusive programes

  • “Touch and Know Byzantium”- Audio and tactile tour for people with limited visibility and the blinds.
  • “Are we playing excavation?” – This programme takes place in and out of the hall of the the educational programmes. The person who takes part, learns in an experiental way and through a theatrical play, how to make an excavation. Thourgh a small- scale excavation he/she discovers objects, which he/she records, maintains, and learns their name and use. These objects are copies of the Museum’s original exhibits. The game ends with a game- puzzle and a artistic activity.
    In recent years, groups of children and adults, with mental retardation, Down sydrome, autism, with mobility problems, impaired vision, group of deaf and hard of hearing persons, participated in this educational programme.
    This programme is available anytime and adaptable to group- specificities.
  • ” Aspects of daily life in the Early Cristian Era”- This programme mainly aim at children in the last grades of primary schools ( 10-12 years old).
    The programme is divided into two parts. In first part, students are placed through discussion into space and time. In second part, the students divided into groups become “archaeologists” and with the help of recording sheets, they record and interpret specific objects from the hall of the Museum’s permanent exhibition “Early Christian City and Residence”.
    In recent years in this programme participated groups of deaf and with mobility problems students.
    This programme is available anytime and adaptable to group- specificities.