If you are in Athens and especially if you are with friends or have children, we suggest visting the Museum of Illusions. It is a museum different from others, which is going to teach you, entertain you, drive your senses crazy and at the same time excite you. It is located very close to Monastiraki Square (Monastiraki metro station) in the center of Athens and it is not at all difficult to find even thought its building is not on the street but “hidden” in one of the many wonderful secret places of Athens. Signs will lead you though.
Because the museum is small and only a certain number of people can come in each time, sometimes it depends on the day and your luck how much time are you going to wait to get in. Your vacation and your stay in Athens will propably won’t last long so you definitely need to be organized as well as possible. So, be smart and book your online tickets to be sure that you will definitely be able to visit it the day and the time that suits you. Ah, and don’t forget that you don’t have to print these tickets!
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Museum of Illusions
Your child’s head on a plate, on a set table, looks a bit macabre at first, but the process and the end result are definitely fun especially for kids! So go for it!
In the museum you can also find “games” with light and shadows and even grown-ups can become children again.
Here you can see the museum’s exhibits, some of which are in separate rooms while others are images or constructions.
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Let your imagination run wild and take the most amazing photos in the upside down room!
The Museum has got a clever playroom where visitors of all ages can play, compete and learn. The playroom stimulates learning and fun with Dilemma games, wooden puzzles and games, which stimulate cognitive abilities and turn the playroom into a real fitness centre for your brain. Play with the brain teasers, puzzles, impossible knots, tricks and mathematical games as well as other educational concepts which will blow your mind but simultaneously make you smarter.
It is unbelievable how the perceived size of a person depends on the the objects which surround it.
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- Sunday 10:00 – 22:00
- Monday 09:00 – 21:00
- Tuesday 09:00 – 21:00
- Wednesday 09:00 – 21:00
- Thursday 09:00 – 21:00
- Friday 09:00 – 21:00
- Saturday 10:00 – 22:00
How to get there
Museum Of Illusions Athens Ermou 119, 10555, Athens (see the map here)
Charge your camera and have fun!