National History Museum in Athens
The National History Museum is situated at 13 Stadiou Street, Athens. It is closed on Mondays and remains open from 9:00 to 14:00 on remaining days of the week. Admission to the museum is absolutely free on each Sunday.
The museum property is a former parliament building which represents a striking example of neo-classical architecture. A grand assembly hall and intricately carved ceilings can be seen even today.
The museum showcases Modern Greek history from 1453 to 1940 AD. A memorabilia from Greek War of Independence is displayed among the exhibits of the museum.
It consists of a personal bed and sword carried by a Greek Independence hero, Lord Byron. The museum exhibits are segmented into several rooms with each carrying a particular themed collection.
Room I is for weapons, Room IV is for paintings while Room VI is for portraits and so on.