This paper presents a small scale experiment investigation on the seismic response of multi drum classical columns. The model of a 1: 10 scale replica of a multi drum column of the Temple of Apollo at Claros in Turkiye was analyzed with MSC Marc Mentat software and tested by shaking table applying several earthquake motions and harmonic excitation. In the experimental study, the base motions were applied only in horizontal direction. Experimental results indicated that small scale multi drum models were capable to make large deformations without collapse due to lead poles between drums. The responses of the test model were also compared with the computer-simulation results. This comparison and the overall evaluation of the results obtained throughout the study showed that the results were compatible, effect of the poles between drums was considerably high and any application that increased the frictional force between drums increased the rigidity and linearity of the columns. Observations and the results may indicate a safe way to rebuild the ancient classical structures and to protect afterwards.