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Izmir Museum of History and Art

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Address: Central Culture Park, Izmir, Turkey
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+90 232 484 8945

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interesting museum

this museum is in the heart of the kulturpark set in three buildings. it has some really interesting artifacts and has ample signage in english and turkish. really worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

this museum is in the heart of the kulturpark set in three buildings. it has some really interesting artifacts and has ample signage in english and turkish. really worth a visit as it helps give a sense of the length of the human histories of this part of the world. plus, it's only 5TL to enter!

Thank tuhpeegee
Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Wow! These tall sculptors from Ephesus, etc. line the entire museum. The usual pottery, jewelry, exhibits. Perfect size museum to enjoy all the displays within a reasonable time period. Loved it. Do not miss this museum. It's really Good!

Thank 7promiseland
Allison Park
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

I found this museum to be the most interesting of the three in Culture Park. It gave insights into the ancient history of Turkey via pottery and other artefacts. I particularly liked the well written descriptions (in English and Turkish) and the photographs of the sites from whence the items had been taken.

Thank Schoffpa
Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

History and art because there are extraordinary objects that tell the story of very ancient civilization and culture on the eastern shores of the Egean sea. Potters date back to the neolithic age and the sculptures and the coins to a time when Rome still had to be founded. The large kültür park around the buildings is a peaceful area... More 

Thank alfonso p
Toronto, Canada
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553 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We visited this museum as part of a ship's shore excursion for Izmir. The displays are all written in English and Turkish which was very helpful to us. The museum consists of three large galleries in separate buildings (statues, objects and ceramics). It will only take you about 1 to 1 1/2 hours to see it. There were some lovely... More 

Thank 2torontotraveller
London, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

please visit this place if you are in izmir . you must see the place , i can tell you hours and hours on here , but you will forget my typing . so best to see by your own eyes so you will never forget. you will enjoy the memory

1 Thank Nigel Necdet K
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Not to be confused with Archeology musem, this one is located in Kultur Parki near the Parachute Tower (Izmir map in Lonely Planet guide doesn't indicate the correct position). If you've liked Archeology museum, try to visit this one, too. The exhibits are divided in three pavillons, the most interesting being the right hand one, housing an impressive antique sculpture... More 

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Northport, New York, United States
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Very unique pieces, very ancient coins (but you cannot take pictures). Nice, clean bathroom facilities. Well worth seeing.

Thank Camila M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

This museum is divided into three sections: statues, ceramics and precious objects (i.e. coins and jewellery). You can take photos in the first two sections. I was in the Archaeology Museum the previous day and though that this museum did repeat some of the info in the Archaeology Museum (right down to the wording on some of the info boards).... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Only a few visitors when my wife and I were there. It is divided into three sections, coins, ceramics and sculpture. The coins held the most interest to us. Some of the oldest coins in the world. Only 5L entrance fee. Well worth it.

Thank qld-traveller48

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