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Archaeological Museum of Izmir

Address: Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak, Izmir, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 0232 484-8324
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Ranked #23 of 198 things to do in Izmir
Type: Natural history museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring...
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Type: Natural history museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring ancient cities.

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Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've found the museum very simple and the tickets are very expensive. Okay they show you very old stuff but presentation is not good so you dont get in the atmosphere.

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Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Interesting museum, but smaller than expected. Not easy to find it because of road and parking building works.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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268 reviews 268 reviews
225 attraction reviews
480 helpful votes 480 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Located fairly close to the Konak Metro Station is the Izmir Museum of Archeology.On a recent visit,II learned many interesting things about the Greek,Roman,and Antonian Periods in present day Asian Turkey.I saw fine sculptings in marble and bronze from ancient Hellenistic communities such as;Statue of Running Athlete in bronze found in Kyme,Statue of Demeter in bronze found in Bodrum,and Statue... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Old building, modern approach. you can rent a listening device that explains about all of the items inside. this one of the best museums in europe in terms of artifect. give 3 hours. if you finish climbing the hill behind the museum (street-outside of museum) you end up with a superb view.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Archaeological Museum is exceptional and worth spending a couple hours there. The artifacts and exhibits are well presented, explained and displayed. The museum was a little difficult to find in that there is a major tunnel construction project nearby.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

When I visited last week (Wednesday afternoon) I was the only person there apart from the staff. It was wonderful to look around without masses of visitors, but I get the feeling that this is not unusual as the cruise tours seem to go straight to Ephesus and Pergamon without offering tours of the city itself. Even passengers on the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the ancient jewelry and sculptures, although most were headless. So sad to see such beautiful works so damaged. Probably take about an hour at the most to see the two floors that are open.

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Toronto
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Well worth a visit, including in the middle of a hot day. The exhibits are well organized and the blasts of cold air are a relief. We we well prepared for the visit to Ephesus the next day.

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Izmir, Turkey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

this museum is one of the most splendid museums in the area not crowded low admission fees well designed ramps for wheelchairs covers items from ancient Smyrna Ephesus Pergamum and other ancients cities hıghly advise to visit

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Aarhus, Denmark
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The museum tries to tell the story of Western Anatolia generally, and the region around Izmir specifically from the early bronze age, through Hellenism and the Roman era up to the Byzantine period. The ground floor was closed, but I got a chance to see the sculptures, the ceramics and the Treasure Chamber. I liked, that e.g. stone sculptures on... More 

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