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The Museum of Criminology at the University of Athens is one of its kind in Greece, with a collection that represents infamous crimes, such as homicides, suicides and other criminal violations that took place in Greece during the late 19th and the early 20th century.

The Museum’s collections are mixed and consists of an outstanding number of historical speciments and criminal paraphernalia. The collections can be devided into:

Collections related to Criminology

  • Military Equipment Collection: Includes objects – evidence of criminal activities and military conflicts in the territory of Greece. The collection is divided into the following sub-collections:
  • Weapons: mêlée weapons and firearms
  • Guillotine
  • Artifacts, tools and canes
  • Explosives and ammunition
  • Military equipment

  • Ritual Artifacts Collection: includes objects from sites where rituals were performed
  • Forged Banknotes Collection: includes banknotes and stamps from Greece and other European countries


Collections related to Forensic Medicine

  • Human Remains Collection: includes various human remains of great interest to researchers and scientists. The collection is divided into the following sub-collections:
  • Dry specimens
  • Wet specimens (formalin preserved)

  • Objects of general Forensic Medicine interest: The collection is divided into:
  • Objects inflicting pleasure
  • Other objects

  • Models collection: Includes models of real objects, used exclusively for educational purposes. The collection is divided into:
  • Mushroom models
  • Wax models
  • Other models

  • Loops collection: Includes self-made loops, used by suicides
  • Footwear collection: Includes footwear that certify electrocution or fall from height deaths


Collections related to Toxicology

  • Addictive substances collection: This particular collection includes samples of narcotics and hallucinogens
  • Poisoning evidence collection: Includes objects-evidence of poisoning cases
  • Chemicals and drugs collection: Includes reagents and medicines


Collections of general interest

  • Tables collection: includes collective inspectional tables of criminology and other context (bullets, ropes, hair, etc.)
  • Printed material collection: Includes various documents, in some cases connected with other museum exhibits. The collection is divided into:
  • Documents
  • Magazines
  • Photographs – draws – x-ray photographs

  • Museum History Collections: Objects connected to the Museum's foundation and expansion