Photo: Lyla Staub

Mystery 29_Eleusis – Raw Museum


An iconic project about the phenomenon of “Elefsina” in the present and the past

October 13 to November 27
Benaki Museum
(138 Pireos Str.)

Shortly before the start of the official title year of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, the city of Elefsina introduces itself to the general public with the Exhibition Mystery 29_Eleusis. Raw Museum, at the Benaki Museum (138 Pireos Str.). An emblematic project by the organization of the Cultural Capital, as part of the theme “People-Society,” on the pieces that for the mosaic of the phenomenon of “Elefsina,” now and in the past.

Sampling fragments from the present and past of the city, what is schematically called the “DNA” of the place, the Exhibition Eleusis. Raw Museum, curated by architect-museologist Erato Koutsoudaki, attempts to interpret the city as an exhibit, and invites the audience to an exploration of antiquity and modern times, tradition and domestic exile and migration, emblematic industry and long-suffering labor, the city’s relationship with art, its uniqueness and mystery. At the same time, it hints at the beginning of museum practice, paying tribute to the Eleusinian collectors who preserve the evidence of its past with admirable perseverance. And, above all, it invites the public on a journey to the city’s core, its people and their communities.

Exhibition curation: Erato Koutsoudaki
Duration: 12.10 – 27.11.22
Production: 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture and Benaki Museum
Organization & production: Delta Pi
Address: 138 Pireos Str., Athens
Opening hours: Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00

Free Admission

More information will be announced soon

Access to Elefsina

# 21 km

Via car or motorcycle via Attiki Odos or Athinon Avenue, just a 25-minute drive from the Athens city center.
Via bus (lines 845 and 871 from Piraeus, line 876 from the “Agia Marina” metro station and line 878 from Acharnai).
Via the suburban railway (Magoula Station and then bus line 863).
Via KTEL (intercity public transport bus service -> line Megara – Nea Peramos – Eleusis; starting point at Asomaton Square, Thission).