VISIT

 
 
 

VISIT

 
 
 
 
 
 

MUSEUM OPENING HOURS

Tuesday 11.00 – 19.00
Wednesday 11.00 – 19.00
Thursday 11.00 – 22.00
Friday 11.00 – 19.00
Saturday 11.00 – 19.00
Sunday 11.00 – 19.00

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 and the shop also close at this time.

ΕΜΣΤ  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.

ΕΜΣΤ as a non-profit Legal Entity by Private Law supervised and subsidized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, is not subject to the regulation that provides free admission to museums on the first Sunday of each month. Admission is free to the public at the opening of the exhibitions, the events of the Public Programme and some selected events organised by the Museum as part of its activity, which are announced through the ΕΜΣΤ website, newsletter, press releases and social media.


 
 
 

TICKETS

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

 
 
 

Ticket Information

Regular Reduced
General admission 8€ 4€ (*)
Guided Tours 12€ 5€ (**)
Limited Access to Shop FREE

* Young people aged 13 – 18, school and university students (holding a valid student card or ISIC – International Student Identity Card), visitors over 65 years of age.

** For tours-on-demand for groups or private organisations, admission is 12 euros (8€ for the ticket and an 4€ for the tour service).
For tours-on-demand for university or college groups, the price is 5€ per person.

Entrance to the Shop, Café and Restaurant are FREE.

2 FOR 1
For the price of one ticket, visitors are able to come back to the Museum for a second time within one month of issue of the original ticket.

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

ΕΜΣΤ as a non-profit Legal Entity by Private Law supervised and subsidized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, is not subject to the regulation that provides free admission to museums on the first Sunday of each month. Admission is free to the public at the opening of the exhibitions, the events of the Public Programme and some selected events organised by the Museum as part of its activity, which are announced through the ΕΜΣΤ website, newsletter, press releases and social media.

Guided Tours

Information about Guided Tours in the Museum

  1. Guided tours organized by the Museum are free to the public with a valid entrance ticket.
  2. For tours-on-demand for groups or private organisations, admission is 12 euros ( 8€ for the ticket and 4€ for the tour service).
  3. For tours-on-demand for university or college groups, the price is 5€ per person.

Requests for group tours should be sent to the following e-mail address: welcome@emst.gr

 
 
 

 
 
 

ACCESS

 
 
 

Address

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.

Parking

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

ACCESS TO INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS

 
 
 
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 learning@emst.gr

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: library.archives@emst.gr

Tatiana Fasouli
Archivist / Librarian,
Τ: 2111019057
email: tatiana.fassouli@emst.gr

Eleni Ganiti
Curator
Τ: 2111019013
email: eleni.ganiti@emst.gr

Athina Karathanasi
Librarian
Τ: 2111019038
email: athina.karathanasi@emst.gr

Anita Valkana
Curator
Τ: 2111019006
email: anina.valkana@emst.gr

 
 
 

 
 
 

THE MUSEUM
MAP

Download map

 
 
 

Restaurant

at the 4th floor

NYN ESTI @ ΕΜΣΤ
Opening hours: 13.00-17.00, 19.00-00.00

Reservations: +30 211 1019093, +30 6989438866

 
 
 

 
 
 

EMST and People with disabilities

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

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.
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Autism

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 & pets

EMST welcomes guide dogs for the blind and assistance dogs for people with other disabilities in all its exhibition spaces. Pets are also allowed. Dogs are allowed in the common areas of the building, at the entrance, in the cafe, in the restaurant, on the terrace, in the shop, as well as in the exhibition areas, but must be accompanied by their owners and kept on a leash at all times. Owners are responsible for theirs pet’s cleanliness and must be prepared to clean up after them. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
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:

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Social Story 8.92 MB 2489 downloads

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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:

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Sensory friendly map 215.49 KB 2253 downloads

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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:

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Sensory friendly signs 187 KB 2662 downloads

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Visual Impairments
Magnifiers for visually impaired people can be borrowed from the Museum’s Information Desk to assist in the better viewing of artworks and in the reading of texts
Virtual Tour
A virtual tour in the Museum is also available. Please click here  to visit the virtual tour application (captions within the application are available only in Greek).
Access4all
> ΕΜΣΤ collaborates with Access4all that aims at highlighting provisions and services of accommodations and places of culture, concerning their viewpoints on matters of accessibility and inclusion. The platform offers users information about accessibility to accommodations and cultural facilities, and thus empowering them to find out whatever they need, always in an easy and direct manner.

 

VISITORS GUIDELINES AND SERVICES

WiFi

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.

Guide Apps

You can download the EMST App (available on iOS and Android) on your smartphone for more information about the current exhibitions and the artworks. It is available in Greek and English. You can also download the Smartify tour app that enables you to scan a work of art of the ΕΜΣΤ Collection, get more information about it and create your own “personal” collection.

EMST AppSmartify

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.

Security

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.

Smoking

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

EMST welcomes guide dogs for the blind and assistance dogs for people with other disabilities in all its exhibition spaces. Pets are also allowed. Dogs are allowed in the common areas of the building, at the entrance, in the cafe, in the restaurant, on the terrace, in the shop, as well as in the exhibition areas, but must be accompanied by their owners and kept on a leash at all times. 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 pressoffice@emst.gr at least 10 working days prior to the date they wish to do the photography/filming.

EMST Shop

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.

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

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