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Izmir Museum of History and Art

Central Culture Park, Izmir, Turkey
+90 232 484 89 45
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1 hour to kill in the heat of the day

Museum is in the stunning Kultuurpark. Lots of lovely artefacts from Smyrna, Ephesus and Pergamon... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Adam B
Manchester, United Kingdom
Exhibits from many ancient Greek cities and settlements of Asia Minor.

Although the exhibition is really old fashioned and doesn't give enough information, it's still... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Athens, Greece
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Central Culture Park, Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Museum is in the stunning Kultuurpark. Lots of lovely artefacts from Smyrna, Ephesus and Pergamon. If you have bought a Museum card, it is worth visiting.

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Although the exhibition is really old fashioned and doesn't give enough information, it's still wort viisiting for some of its unique sculptures and very rich coin collection.

Thank georgipapadopoulou
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Centrally located. Fairly large display of artefacts. Including some discovered in the recent past Well labelled; with historical background mentioned in detail (in English) . Also has some ancient "open coffins" displayed. Fascinating! Another (cultural ) Museum adjacent too it is free and is worth...More

Thank kamalilahi
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...More

Thank tuhpeegee
Reviewed 14 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
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...More

Thank Schoffpa
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...More

Thank alfonso p
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...More

Thank 2torontotraveller
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...More

1  Thank Nigel Necdet K
Reviewed 11 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...More

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