Museum of Popular Instruments - Research Centre for Ethnomusicology
Museum Type Food, Fashion & Music
Address 1-3, Diogenous Str., Plaka
Postal Code 105 56
Telephone210-3250198, 210-3254119, 210-3254129
The Museum of Popular Instruments - Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (MELMOKE) comprises the collection of about 1200 Greek popular musical instruments dating from the 18th century to the present day, the fruit of a half century of research and study by the musicologist Fivos Anoyanakis. The Museum is housed in the historical Lassanis Mansion, which was built in 1842 close to the Roman Agora.
- Aerophones (ground floor): Flogeres - souravlia - mandoures (flutes)
- Chordophones (first floor): Tambourades, laghouta (long-necked lutes)
- Idiophones: koudounia (bells), massies (tongs with cymbals)
1) The collection, maintenance and display of popular musical instruments and generally of any material contributing to the research study and furtherance of Greek musical tradition.
Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday: 10.00-14.00