The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum, located in the historic area of Makryianni, stands about 300 meters southeast of the Parthenon, focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. Its entrance is adjacent to the start of Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian walkway.
The museum was founded in 2003 and opened to the public on July 21, 2009. The Acropolis Museum is a thematic museum, the collections of which include the findings of the Athenian Acropolis. The exhibition units of the Museum are displayed on four levels:
- On the ground floor are presented findings from the sanctuaries and settlement that developed on the slopes of the Acropolis through all historical periods.
- On the first floor, along a circular route, virtually the entire history of the summit of the Rock unfolds, from the 2nd millennium BC to the end of antiquity.
- On the third floor is arrayed the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon, the largest temple of the Acropolis.
- At the base of the building are the extensive ruins of the ancient Athenian neighbourhood brought to light by the archaeological excavation.