Tuesday 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Wednesday 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Thursday 11.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Friday 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Sunday 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Please note that the last entrance to the museum is at 18.30 on all days, except Thursday when last entrance is at 21.30. The ticket desk also closes at this time.

On Good Friday the Museum is open 12.00-16.00.
EMST will be closed on Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Monday (23-25 April) and on May 1st.

EMST is closed on MONDAYS and 1st of January, 6th of January, 25th of March, 1st of May, Orthodox Easter Sunday, 15th of August, 28th of October, 25th – 26th of December. On December 31st EMST will be open 11.00-15.00.

All visitors upon entering the museum are required to provide:

  • (a) valid vaccination certificate, or
  • (b) valid disease certificate



Tickets are available for sale, temporarily only at the Museum’s Ticket Desk.


Ticket Information


Regular Reduced(*)
General admission 8€ 4€
Limited Access to Shop FREE

* Young people between 13- 18 years old, University Students, groups of visitors of 10 or more people, visitors 65 years of age and over.

Free Entrance

Free entrance is valid for the following categories of visitors by showing the current identity, professional license, or other official document corresponding:

  1. Members of the Greek Parliament
  2. Official guests of the Greek State
  3. Children 12 years of age and under
  4. Visitors with disabilities and the person accompanying them
  5. Groups of pupils or groups of students of universities and technological Educational Institutions and the accompanying teachers and professors
  6. Greek citizens performing their military service
  7. Employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture with current working identification card
  8. Culture Card holders until expire date
  9. Members of:
    1.  International Council of Museums (I.C.O.M.)
    2. International Council of Monuments and Sites (I.C.O.M.O.S.)
    3. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (U.N.E.S.C.O.)
    4. International Association of Art Critics (A.I.C.A.)
    5. International Committee of Museums and Collections of Modern Art (C.I.M.A.M.)
  10. Members of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece (E.E.T.E.)
  11. Members of the Society of Greek Art Historians (Ε.Ε.Ι.Τ.)
  12. Students and professors of the Higher Education Art Schools
  13. Tour Guides with professional license
  14. Members of the Greek Federation of Secondary Education State School Teachers (ΟΛΜΕ)
  15. Journalists with professional license
  16. Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card






National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) is located in Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str, former Fix factory. Access for people with reduced mobility is from the entrance on Syngrou Avenue.

How to reach us

EMST is located 280m. away from SYNGROU-FIX Metro station (Line 2) and 300m. from FIX Tram station.


EMST does not provide parking, but there are numerous parking garages in the area. The nearest available parking garage is located at Syngrou-Fix Metro station and operates daily on a 24-hour basis. The space is fully accessible to people with disabilities / reduced mobility, has designated places on each floor, ramps, escalators and lifts.



Learning Department
The EMST Learning Department welcomes pupils of all educational levels, students, families, special/vulnerable groups, elderly groups and the general public with a series of programs and activities. Access to the department is by appointment only, with prior communication.

Make your reservation to participate in EMST programs. online reservations.

For any further information contact us

Library and Art Archive
The EMST library and the art archive are under reorganization. During this time, the researchers can visit and have access to part of the collection by appointment.

Contact Information:

Library – Art Archive:

Tatiana Fasouli
Archivist / Librarian,
Τ: 2111019057

Eleni Ganiti
Τ: 2111019013

Athina Karathanasi
Τ: 2111019038

Anita Valkana
Τ: 2111019006




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Before your Visit

Please do not visit the Museum if you have a fever or any other COVID-19 symptom, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who has been confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19.

During your Visit

We apply the following measures to ensure the safety of the visitors and employees of the Museum.

● Keep a distance of 2 meters from every person and 1 meter from each work of art.
● The use of a mask in all areas is mandatory.
● Follow the instructions of the staff regarding the number of people allowed entrance into the Museum, as well as any other instructions on protective measures.
● Use hand sanitizer when entering the museum.
● Use the escalators. The elevator is only used in case of emergency and by one person at a time.
● Masks, gloves, water bottles and other items should not be disposed of inside the Museum, but in the bins at the entrance and exit of the building.
● Online Tickets are not being issued at the moment, this service will be available soon.
● In case of queues at the entrance, maintain physical distancing of 2 meters.



EMST and People with disabilities

The entrance for people with reduced mobility or wheelchairs is located on Syngrou Avenue.

All of the EMST exhibiting areas and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Elevators connect all floors of the building. Also, all toilets, except those in the basement (-1 level), are wheelchair accessible. EMST has free wheelchairs for use at the main entrance of the Museum.
For any questions or assistance, contact an EMST staff member.

To prepare for your visit, you may download the social story, the sensory friendly map and the sensory friendly signs for individuals on the autism spectrum and their caretakers.

Some artworks feature loud sounds, flashing lights and strobe lights. The Museum is occasionally crowded and noisy. The quietest times to visit the Museum are during the opening of the exhibitions. The mezzanine is usually a quieter area.

Epilepsy and Seizures

Some artworks feature loud sounds, flashing lights and strobe lights. The mezzanine is usually a quieter area.
Assistance dogs

EMST welcomes guide dogs for the blind and dogs for any other disability assistance in all the galleries.
Alarms and Notifications

In some cases, security staff might make an announcement through the speaker system of the Museum. It is mostly information given to visitors regarding their visit.

It is unlikely that an alarm will sound during your visit. If it does, please do not be alarmed – just follow any instructions you are given by members of staff and make your way to the nearest exit.

Social Story
To prepare for your visit, you may download the Social Story for individuals on the autism spectrum and their caretakers here:

Social Story 8.92 MB 1141 downloads
Sensory friendly map
To prepare for your visit, you may download the sensory friendly map for individuals on the autism spectrum and their caretakers here:

Sensory friendly map 199.02 KB 956 downloads
Sensory friendly signs
To prepare for your visit, you may download the sensory friendly signs for individuals on the autism spectrum and their caretakers here:

Sensory friendly signs 187 KB 974 downloads




The Museum offers free WiFi service – EMST Visitors
Access to this service is subject to prior acceptance of the General Terms of Use of the Wi-Fi network that describe the terms of use of this service.

Audio Guide Devices – Guide Apps

The Museum offers its visitors tablets with the EMST App pre-installed that is available in Greek, English and French. In order to use the tablets, visitors must leave their ID card or passport at the device check-out desk. The Museum does not keep any personal data and information found on these documents. The condition of the equipment is checked upon return. For health and safety reasons, visitors are required to use their own earphones.

Alternatively, you can download the EMST App (available on iOS and Android) and listen to more information about the artworks on your smartphone. You can also download the Smartify tour app that enables you to scan a work of art, get more information about it and create your own “personal” collection.

Smartify EMST App

Luggage / Bags / Large objects

The Museum does not provide a service for luggage storage. There is the option of using personal lockers. Entry to the Museum of any large object exceeding 55 x 35 x 25 cm is prohibited. While touring the exhibition areas, visitors with backpacks are required to carry them on their side or in front in order to avoid any damage to the artworks.


The following rules apply to ensure the safety and security of the visitors:

There is a security X-Ray control system at the entrance of the Museum for bags and luggage. Entry to the building of any object that could place the safety of people, exhibits, products and/or the building is prohibited. These include:

  • tools and other sharp or pointed objects (penknives, box cutters, hammers, screwdrivers, etc.),
  • explosive and inflammable substances,
  • any large object (including luggage) exceeding 55 x 35 x 25 cm, sports equipment (rackets, etc.), bicycles or scooters.

The above list is only indicative and security personnel will assess the possible danger of other portable objects. In case of a visitor’s unjustified refusal to adhere to the aforementioned, the Museum reserves the right to refuse the visitor entry.

A video surveillance system is in use in all areas of the Museum. In accordance with current legislation, the data collected by the video surveillance is automatically destroyed within a few days if there is no reason to justify it for a longer period of time.

Food and drinks

In the near future, the Museum will open a Café on the ground floor and a restaurant on level 4. Eating and drinking is only allowed within the designated areas of the café and the restaurant.


Visitors are prohibited from smoking and/or using electronic/vaping products within the Museum, this includes the rooftop and the restaurant.

EMST is pet friendly

Dogs are allowed in the common parts of the building, in the entrance, café, restaurant, terrace and shop, but must be accompanied by their owners and kept on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the exhibition spaces, except for assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Owners are responsible for theirs pet’s cleanliness and must be prepared to clean up after them. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Mobile phones

The use of mobile phones is not permitted in the exhibition areas in order to avoid any inconvenience to other visitors. Mobile phones may only be used for the Museum apps and for personal, non-commercial use photography.

Photography and filming

Photography and filming is permitted exclusively for personal, non-commercial use. The use of flash and tripods, as well as professional filming cameras, is prohibited.

Professional photography and filming for commercial, advertising, tourism or artistic purposes on the premises of the Museum requires an official request to be submitted to the EMST Communication Office for evaluation and approval. Those interested must send their request to at least 10 working days prior to the date they wish to do the photography/filming.


EMST Shop is located on the ground floor, offering a wide variety of catalogs, guides as well as Greek and foreign editions from collaborations and exhibitions of EMST in Greece and abroad and posters, stationery, branded objects, kids toys and books.

The entrance to the shop is free.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11.00 – 18.30, Monday closed.
Τ: +30 211 1019053