Children’s Museum of Thessaloniki

The Children’s Museum of Thessaloniki is the second multidisciplinary Museum and at the same time a cultural body established in Thessaloniki in 1997 by a group of school and university teachers, museuologists and people of the culture that believed in volunteering, loved children and wanted to offer to the public. (Non-profit Society, NIPID No. 19.972/97 of the Court of First Instance of Thessaloniki)

It designs, studies and implements educational programs.

It organizes anniversary and theme events based on museum education, it presents children’s books and their writers.

It collaborates with other non-profit organizations.

It realizes educational programs in Museums, Municipalities, Hospitals and Associations for people with special needs.

It trains volunteers and organizes training seminars for teachers.

Room A’ “A Traditional Classroom”

TOUR “… within a classroom from the old days”. A permanent exhibition with educational material and nostalgic memories from the school years of our grandparents.

 

Textbooks, documents, items from everyday school life, plates and dip pens, sacks and aprons, school books complement the picture of the sweetest memory, that of a traditional classroom. The exhibits are a ticket for a trip in the history of Greek education entitled “Education in Greece from the 19th to the 20th century” and a triggering reminiscence of innocent school memories.

 

The exhibits are mainly donations made by schools, teachers and friends. A central donation is the personal collection of Mr. Nikolaos Ladikos a retired primary school teacher in Anafi, Cyclades.

Educational Museum program “… within a classroom from the old days ”

By playing in the Museum’s traditional classroom the students have the chance to discover and get to know the old school, the teacher and the student. They learn all about the teaching method interactively, through images, videos, experiential activities, toys, school books and objects from a past school life… like the old times!

Room B’ “Playing with forgotten tin toys”

A permanent exhibition with toys entitled “Playing with forgotten wind-up tin toys”. The exhibits are a kind donation of Mr. Giannis Boutaris the Mayor of Thessaloniki.

 

Collections

The Children’s Museum of Thessaloniki includes the following permanent collections:

“In the magical toyland”. A permanent collection with toys entitled “Playing with forgotten wind-up tin toys”. The exhibits are a kind donation of the Mayor, Mr. Giannis Boutaris. “Dolls and doll houses” with exhibits that are donations and grants of the museum’s beloved friends and finally “The toy makers of Thessaloniki”, a tribute to the toy makers of Thessaloniki.

 

“Within a classroom from the old days”. A permanent exhibition with educational material and nostalgic memories from the school years of our grandparents. Textbooks, documents, items from everyday school life, plates and dip pens, sacks and aprons, school books complement the picture of our sweetest memory, that of a traditional classroom. The exhibits are mainly donations made by schools, teachers and friends. A central donation is the personal collection of Mr. Nikolaos Ladikos a retired primary school teacher in Anafi, Cyclades.

 

 

Room B’ -A magical toy museum

Travelling with toys

A permanent exhibition with toys entitled “Playing with forgotten wind-up tin toys”. The exhibits are a kind donation of the Mayor Mr. Giannis Boutaris. Dolls and doll houses” with exhibits that are donations and grants of the museum’s beloved friends and finally “The toy makers of Thessaloniki”, a tribute to the toy makers of Thessaloniki.

 

Paintings with history!

Beautiful paintings full of life, toys and colors invite children to play with them, find the toys and compose their own original works. The young painters will work with colors and imagination creating their own imaginary world of toys!

Toys come alive

An interactive wandering workshop dedicated to old nostalgic toys. “The showcases have opened and the toys have come alive…”

Tin animals, dolls and soldiers are strolling with boats, cars and airplanes!  With a magical suitcase in our hands we fly with the wings of our imagination in a Magical Land!!! We land in the Magic World of the Museum’s Toys and discover the hidden secrets of the Toyland!!!

 

You should know that…

The Museum is mainly oriented towards children between 4 and 12 years old and the approaching methods that are used are adapting every time based on the age of the audience. For children between 4 and 6 years old it uses life experiences, while for children between 7 and 12 years old the museum uses subjects of escalating difficulty and research. It also encourages them to create their own collections and present them at the museum.

It is located in Kato Toumpa opposite the stadium of PAOK.

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Address: Grigoriou Labraki & 57 Kleanthous str., tel. 2310913047.

Site:

http://www.paidikomouseio.gr

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