A Brief Antalya Guide for First Timers: Antalya Museums

  • 28.05.2020
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A Brief Antalya Guide for First Timers: Antalya Museums

For those who are interested in arts, culture and history,discovering new museums is one of the best parts of the holiday experience. Ifyou you consider yourself one of those people, Antalya has a wide range ofmuseums that will definitely satisfy your curiosity!

In the third part of our Brief Antalya Guide, we will belisting some of the must-see museums in the city…

Antalya Museum

Also called Antalya Archeological Museum, it is located inKonyaaltı and is one of the largest museums of Turkey. It has works illuminatingthe history of the Mediterranean and Pamphylia regions in Anatolia. AntalyaMuseum has won the “European Council Special Prize” in 1988.

Antalya Museum Visiting Hours

Summer(April 1st – October 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes:19:00

Winter(October 1st – April 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes:18:00

Museum is open everyday.

Houseof Atatürk

Gifted to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of theRepublic of Turkey, by the people of Antalya during his visits to the city,this two-story stone building was used for various purposes after his death.Re-opened as a museum in 1986, House of Atatürk has a wide collection ofAtatürk’s personal items, historical coins dating all the way back to the firstyears of the Turkish Republic, a picture exhibition detailing his visits to thecity, and more.

House of Atatürk Visiting Hours

Summer(April 1st – October 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes:19:00

Winter(October 1st – April 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes: 17:30

Museum is open everyday.

Antalya Toy Museum

If you are on holiday with your kids, you should not missthis one! Pioneered by the Turkish writer/poet Sunay Akın and opened in 2011,Antalya Toy Museum has around 3.000 unique pieces waiting for visitors!

Antalya Toy Museum Visiting Hours

Museum is closed on Mondays, and open on other daysbetween 09.30 – 18:30.

Suna -İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum

The Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum wasopened with the purpose of reflecting the Turkish traditions and folk culture.Opened in 1996, the museum consists of 2 buildings; first one is a traditionalAntalya house, and the second one is the Church of St George.

Suna – İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum Visiting Hours

Museum is open everyday, with the exception of first daysof religious holidays, Mondays and first day of the year, between 09:00 – 18:00

Alanya Archeological Museum

Also called Alanya Museum, Alanya Archeological Museum ishome to a lot of important works that illuminate the history of the region. Themuseum has 14 closed and 1 open exhibition saloons, and visitors can viewobjects from Bronze Age, Urartin, Phrygian, Lydia, as well as a large coincollection from periods of Archaic, Classic, Hellenistic, Roman, Bizantium; andTurkish – Islamic monuments.

Alanya Archeological Museum Visiting Hours

Summer(April 1st – October 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes:19:00

Winter(October 1st – April 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes: 17:30

Museum is open everyday.

St.Nicholas Church and Museum

Located in Demre, this one is an ancient Byzantine GreekChurch. It is widely believed that this is the final resting place of St.Nicholas of Myra, who is known to be the historical inspiration for SantaClaus.

St. Nicholas Church and Museum Visiting Hours

Summer(April 1st – October 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes:19:00

Winter(October 1st – April 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes: 17:30

Museum is open everyday

Side Museum

Most of the objects you will be viewing here are obtainedduring the excavations done under the guidance of Professor Ordinarius ArifMüfid Mansel, between the years 1946 – 1966. The collection mostly consist ofworks from Roman, Byzantine and Hellenistic periods.

Side Museum Visiting Hours

Summer(April 1st – October 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes:19:00

Winter(October 1st – April 1st): Opens: 08:30 - Closes: 17:30

Museum is open everyday.

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