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μεγέθυνση φωτογραφίας - Η αίθουσα Αιγαίου, ο ένας από τους δύο μόνιμους εκθεσιακούς χώρους του μουσείου

μεγέθυνση φωτογραφίας - Το αμφιθέατρο στον αύλιο χώρο του μουσείου

The Architects P. Panto-Kikko and S. Frangou, with Architect A. Tobazi as special adviser, designed the Museum which is located in Sigri.

The Museum, a single storey building made of the grey lava stones which abound in the region, covers a total area of 1.597 sq.m.
The interior spaces within the museum, diffused with natural light from the glass roofs and windows, are organized around a central courtyard in which impressive fossilized trunks side by side with their present day counterparts wonderfully depict the flora of the Aegean 20 million years ago.

The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

The Museum facilities consist of:

  • Permanent exhibition spaces
    • Petrified Forest Hall
    • Evolution of the Aegean Hall
  • Multi-purpose audio – visual conference room with simultaneous translation equipment for 4 languages
  • Temporary exhibit hall
  • Library
  • Museum shop - Bookshop
  • Cafe
  • Administration offices
  • Laboratories
  • Storage area

The Museum also provides:

  • An Outdoor amphitheatre which seats 400 for summer events
  • A Guesthouse

μεγέθυνση φωτογραφίας - Η αίθουσα πολλαπλών χρήσεων και συνεδρίωνNext to the Museum is the Sigri Park, in which visitors can observe exposed petrified trunks and root systems in their natural place of growth.

 Map of the Museum
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