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“Interesting and well presented” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Antalya Archaeological Museum

Antalya Archaeological Museum
Konyaalti Cad. 1, Antalya, Turkey
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Ranked #3 of 84 attractions in Antalya
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The museum contains 13 display halls with exhibits from the Paleolithic Age to Ottoman times. A special children's section offers activities to stimulate an interest in antiques and museums.
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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“Interesting and well presented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We had limited time to visit this museum, and wished we could have spent a few hours there. We were very impressed with the quality of the exhibits which had been collected from places we had visited previously in the area so that was good. The statues and tombs collection was amazing. We also appreciated the English language guide and labels on the exhibits, and the children's room which shows a model village for each of the ages covered in the museum. The locker facility was good, gardens pleasant and cafe very acceptable.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The palaeolithic and Bronze Age artefacts were impressive, as was the section on more modern Turkish culture. But the real draw for this museum is the collection of Roman statues and sarcophagi. Amazing! The status of the various gods were especially impressive. A large selection over several rooms, with informative signs in English and Turkish.
More than worth the entrance fee. We walked to the museum from town, which was lovely, and got the awesome old-school tram back into town.

Visited April 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Do not miss this museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This wonderful archeological museum has got to be one of the best of its kind in the world. It exceeded my expectation. Many of the huge statues were excavated from nearby Perge and were breathtaking in their size and detail. We spent nearly 3hrs in here, and that seemed to be rushed. We could have spent more time. The sarcophagi also were amazing. The admission fee is certainly worth it which I think was 15 TL. Easily gotten to by the tram that runs along the seaside. Get off the last stop and you are right there. Definitely the highlight of a visit to Antalya!

Visited April 2013
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sheerness uk
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“So many fabulous marble statues”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A history buffs dream, gorgeous full size statues - so close you could touch (but don't !! fingerprint oil will ruin them !!) so beautiful - you can look a goddess right in the eyes an inch from her face - magnificent workmanship and so lifelike !! there are many fine treasures in this museum which is very close to the sea so you can see 2 places in one and travel on the tram around the coast - well worth a visit if you love history & beautiful things. Air conditioned so nice and cool in the heat of the day too.

Visited July 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Interesting and informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Impressive display of Paleolithic and Bronze age artifacts. Impressive coin collection upstairs but really fine quality of Roman statutes, sarcophagus (sarcophagi??), and the audio guide was great in explaining the significance, the mythology, and the historical relevance of the many statues and sarcophaguses ( sarcophagi?). Admission was inexpensive and we spent 3 hours looking through the museum. Would recommend the audio guide.

Visited April 2013
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