Museum of Geology and Palaeontology


The Palaeontology & Geology Museum is the oldest and richest Greek center of palaeontological research and conducts scientific research as well as palaeontological excavations all over Greece. Its collections include animal and plant fossils from all over the country, covering more than 300 million years of geological history. It is known for the large amount of fossils (thousands of samples), the excellent state of preservation and the uniqueness of the material.

Its collections also include samples from abroad, micropalaeontological and stratigraphic collections as well as reconstructions of palaeoenvironments, dated back to the beginning of the 20th century.

The collections are enriched exclusively by research programs and excavations realized by the personnel of the Department, as well as from donations.
Its collections are visited by many foreign researchers, postgraduate students and PhD candidates every year. Undergraduate and postgraduate students often use its premises during lectures and practical exercises, from the Department of Geology & Geoenvironment, the Department of Biology, the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art of the TEI of Athens and the postgraduate students of the Postgraduate Museum Studies Course of Athens University.
It is open to the public in order to educate and inform concerning issues relevant to the protection of our palaeontological heritage. The museum organizes and conducts various exhibitions or events. Numerous schools and classes visit the museum daily and special educational programs are organized and presented by the scientific personnel. 



Musseum of Palaeontology and Geology webpage