Archaeological Museum of Patras

Archaeological Museum of Patras information

Location
Patra , Greece
Address
Patras-Athens National Rd 38-40
Telephone
+30 2610 420 645
More information
www.patrasmuseum.gr
Prices
admission €4
Opening hours
8.30am-3pm Tue-Sun
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This space-age museum, the country’s second largest, displays a thorough collection of regional objects from prehistoric to Roman times across three vast themed halls: Private Life, Public Life and Cemeteries. You may spot some extraordinary mosaics, barnacle-encrusted amphorae, duck-shaped askos vessels, coin hoards, a gold ring decorated with a tiny phallus, oil lamps featuring erotic scenes, elaborate marble sarcophagi, Mycenaean bronze swords from warrior burials and four skulls with funereal wreaths intact.

The museum is several kilometres north of the centre.