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Address: Agora Carsisi, Selcuk, Turkey
Phone Number: 232 892 6010
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Description: This important museum displays the pieces found in and around the ruins of...
This important museum displays the pieces found in and around the ruins of Ephesus. Prior to World War II, discoveries were taken to a museum in Vienna.
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Nice Details and Storyline for the City and its Amazing Finds

The Ephesus Museum offers a deeper insight into the life and times of Ephesus, with descriptions about architecture, life, money, and some of the famous people connected to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Unter-Ostern, Germany
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Unter-Ostern, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The Ephesus Museum offers a deeper insight into the life and times of Ephesus, with descriptions about architecture, life, money, and some of the famous people connected to the city. This is the "up close" version of a visit to the ruins. The museum is inexpensive, yet excellent in terms of diversity and quality (both linguistic (TR, UK, DE) and... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Thsi small museum is really important for fully experience of Ephesus. If you will visit the ancient city of Ephesus, you should definetly add a visit to that museum.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been told that Turkish people don't go to museums, and most tourists in Ephesus skip this one. That is a mistake. it is uncrowded (as in empty) and quite wonderful. Take the time to see it.

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Oak Lawn, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went to this museum after visiting Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis and the Basilica. The video at the beginning of the exhibit was very helpful in visualizing what each of those sites once looked like. The museum is small enough to not be too overwhelming. The displays are well done.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had no expectations for this museum having had a fully guided personal tour of Ephesus a few days earlier. I had heard it had been closed for renovations for a long time and the locals were not sure of its state. Let me tell you it is great, compact to the point with an English language introductory video. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Includes statuary as well as smaller excavated items from Ephesus. Nice museum and not so large as to overwhelm the visitor.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Artifacts, statures, jewellery from Ephesus. Nice to see it housed in one place. And…. there was a 3D video of what the city looked like in the past. Fantastic!!

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Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There are some really great pieces in here and the museum is compact enough to go through in a timely manner. I'm not sure when it was renovated but the decor is nice and modern. Definitely worth a visit as part of a trip to Ephesus.

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Like many others we visited after visiting the ancient city and found it most informative. The audio visual display (you have to wait for the English version to come round) really helps to visualise the city in it's heyday. The artefacts are well displayed although some of the signage is incomplete. The entrance fee is inexpensive and the bathroom facilities... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This Museum is in a good location in the heart of Selcuk just across from the main bus station. It had just been renovated and it's amazing. There is an 11 minute movie (in English for me) that was great. Then the exhibits and artifacts are very well laid out and described. There are also exhibits outdoors so you go... More 

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