6 Jun 2019 - 9 Aug 2020


Ancient Greek Science and Technology

Cankarjev dom exhibitions are open Monday through Saturday between 12.00 and 19.00. Sundays closed.

The CD Gallery and other exhibition areas can be accessed through the employee entrance from Prešernova Street (Council of Europe Park).

In compliance with the guidelines of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) on the gradual re-opening of museums, galleries and other exhibition areas visitors are required to observe the following instructions>>


Experience the exhibition with an audio guide.

On the anniversary of the birth of France Prešeren, on Tuesday, 3 December, tickets to the CD Gallery will be available at a uniform reduced price of EUR 4 per person.

The exhibition illustrates the inseparable connection between the development of Greek science and technology, focusing on mathematics, physics, astronomy and medicine among the scientific disciplines, and achievements in engineering, shipbuilding, architecture, telecommunications, hydraulics and the development of automatic machines and measuring devices in the field of technology.

Some of the most compelling showcased technical areas include architecture and construction technology, mathematics or geometry with Archimedean solids and Pythagorean theorem, mechanics with Archimedes’ screw, telecommunications with the hydraulic telegraph, astronomy and the famous mechanism from the island of Antikythera, automata and mobile automatic theatre, as well as music with hydraulis or water organ.  

The ancient Greeks’ most significant and long-lasting contributions to Western science and philosophy stemmed from their deeply inquisitive and curios mind. Great thinkers like Socrates (470–399 BC), Plato (427–347 BC) and Aristotle (384–322 BC) examined the issues that have puzzled mankind since time immemorial and discussed the questions of our origins, our future and whether pondering on these concerns is of any consequence.

The exhibition’s 3D-animations, interactive applications as well as replicas and scale models of ancient instruments help viewers gain an insight into the vast reservoir of technical knowledge acquired during the centuries of continuous Greek prosperity and development, which radically changed human life in several areas.

The exhibition also provides a platform for documenting, studying and presenting the vast reservoir of technical knowledge acquired during the centuries of continuous Greek prosperity and development.


6 Jun 2019 - 9 Aug 2020
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Children until the age of 6 free of charge; families (at least one adult and one child until the age of 18) EUR 4 per person


Group admission
Groups (10 to 25 persons): preschools, schools and younger than 25, seniors 65 + or pensioners
EUR 3 per person
Other groups
EUR 6 per person
Guide or workshop surcharge
EUR 20 per group
Group bookings stiki@cd-cc.si

In cooperation with NOESIS – Thessaloniki Science Centre and Technology Museum



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