Date & Time
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • 1-3 Diogenous
  • Plaka
  • P.C. 10556
  • Athens (Attica Prefecture)
08.30 - 15:30 (last entry 15:10). Every Tuesday the Museum is closed.
Additional info
  • Special needs

The "Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments - Collection of Phoebus Anogeianakis - Centre for Ethnomusicology (MELMOFAKE)" exhibits a collection of 1200 Greek folk musical instruments from the 18th century to the present day, which were collected by the musicologist Phoebus Anogeianakis.

The exhibition is classified into families of musical instruments distinguished by ethnomusicology, based on the material used.

Two parallel educational programmes are organised daily at the Museum: 

  • "Let's get to know Greek folk instruments" is addressed to older children and
  • "The recorder as it sounds will start a story" to younger children.

The second educational programme entitled

  • "Bells, bells, magical, musical and useful sounds" deals with bells and their use.

The programmes aim to bring children into contact with musical traditions through participatory observation and are tailored to the interests and needs of each age group. 

In the museum's halls, lessons on musical instruments and folk singing are given and traditional music concerts are organised in the museum's garden.

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