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More than 400 exhibits, which date from the prehistoric period to the 5th century AD, are displayed in thematic groups inside the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity.
© Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports / Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

Once Olympia’s first Archaeological Museum—completed in 1888 after the first excavations—it housed exquisite finds of the sanctuary until the 1970s. With the Athens 2004 Olympiad, this magnificent spot became the Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games.

More than 400 exhibits, which date from the prehistoric period to the 5th century AD, are displayed in thematic groups inside the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity. The majority comes from Olympia, but also from other important sites in Greece. Visitors will have a full picture of the historical development of the Olympics and the other Panhellenic Games (the Pythian at Delphi, the Nemean at the sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea, and the Isthmian Games at the sanctuary of Poseidon near Corinth) through a wide selection of exhibits, as well as information panels and visual material.

The basement of the museum is equipped with a digital exhibition, which informs about the ancient Games through multimedia content: texts, pictures, maps, videos, 3D representations of the ancient games, and an interactive 3D theater. Please book in advance for a guaranteed spot in the Digital Exhibition—and preferably as a member of a group.

Visit

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

Hours

Winter Time:
Daily: 08:30 - 15.30
Last Admission: 20' before closing time

High Season:
Daily, 08.00 - 20.00
Last Admission: 20' before closing time

Holidays:
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

Pricing

Full: €12
Reduced: €6

November-March:
Full: €6

Ticket price includes access to the following areas:
-Archaeological Site of Olympia,
-Archaeological Museum of Olympia
-Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity and
-Museum of the History of the Excavations in Olympia.

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 (European Heritage Days)
28 October
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st

For updated information, visit: http://odysseus.culture.gr

Contact Information

Archaeological Museum of Olympia