Guray Museum
Guray Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArt Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The first and unique underground ceramic museum in the world.
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Wennie W
Singapore, Singapore865 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Came because of all the fantastic reviews.
First of all, the trip by public bus from Göreme was 15mins and we alighted near the market and walked 800m to the museum. Winter time, hardly any visitors. Walked around museum on our own, nice spacious areas of two sections modern and ancient ceramics with lovely displays and this doesn’t take too long 30-40mins. The cafe is closed. We couldn’t get a hot drink which we wanted to warm up from the cold walk outside. Naturally the way out is through the retail section, it is big and sells mass produced tourist souvenirs to special pieces by celebrity artists. There was no one from the museum to take us on an introductory tour, or even offer a workshop. All the staff were in the retail section eager to promote a sale. The expert craftsmen section has better quality works but nothing so stunning as to catch my eye. Some staff insisted that we should walk the whole area around the shop before leaving. Quite disappointed in the whole experience as we came all the way here on our own but didn’t get the good experience described by others as there was no interest from museum staff in our presence except to push for shopping.
Written January 30, 2020
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Anas A
Gothenburg, Sweden858 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
An art museum filled with Ottoman style potteries and porcelains. The museum is modern and has good facilities.
Written July 29, 2019
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Written August 12, 2019
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Rafael P
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
Güray Pottery has been a family owned business for five generations, and the museum has been a dream of Mr Güray Tüysüz for the last 20 years. It was his vision, perseverance and passion for collecting pottery pieces dating back from the antiquity which helped to create this unique place. Güray Tüysüz was graduated in the French Language and Literature from the Ankara University. Those tourists whose French is their native language may be privileged to be shown around the museum by Güray and listen to the story of Avanos pottery in French.
I have visited the Güray Pottery a few times during my recent visits to Cappadocia. I have also had the opportunity to meet Mr Güray Tüysüz in person who has explained to me in impeccable French his concepts behind the creation of the museum and the art centre.
Güray Pottery is the largest pottery manufacturer in Cappadocia set on 3,700 sq meters (just under 40,000 sq foot) of an indoor area. There are two levels of underground maze of corridors and halls carved in the post-volcanic rock. The lower level houses mills and it is located approximately 20 m below the ground. The higher level provides work-space to designers, ceramic artists, and potters. The upper floor has two exhibition halls with tastefully arranged ceramic products display areas. There is also a library, comfortable lounge and a café bar. Visitors, coming to Güray Pottery, can see all production stages from raw clay to the finished product. Every piece of pottery is handcrafted.
The Güray Museum has been opened in this modern settings recently. It was registered as a private museum with the Ministry of Tourism in 2016. The museum has not been widely advertised. However, many tourist guides know about it and take their groups to see this unique place. After visiting museum, the visitors can watch a kick-wheel demonstration of traditional pottery making. Some more courageous visitors can try to make pottery under a watchful eye of the master potter. Mr Güray Tüysüz encourages the families with children to visit the museum and to try kick-wheel technique in simple pottery making. Many children are very happy to get their hands dirty.
Nowadays, beautifully made ceramics off the production line are usually decorated by women. Hittites traditional colours were earthy browns, yellows as well as turquoise. An extensive collection of items decorated according to the traditional Hittites patterns is displayed alongside the array of contemporary designs made by established modern artists. It is possible to buy some pieces of pottery. They are rather expensive. However, one should have not forgotten it that they are hand made and it takes a long time to finish these wonderful copies of the ancient Hittites art.
Written August 4, 2016
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Written August 26, 2016
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Hilary F
Auckland Central, New Zealand74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
A wonderfully informative friendly Host gave us a tour of a lifetime through the production part of this exceptional Museum, today. Having been travelling in Turkey for the past 3 weeks we were full of questions and enthusiasm regarding the ceramics we have so enjoyed and that awe was well fed with the quality and diversity of the ceramics here, both in the Museum and the incredible shop! A must see when you are in Cappadocia.
Written June 12, 2015
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Frank N
Brisbane, Australia141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Visited the place with a small tour group. The ceramics are extremely well done and each piece is unique and handmade. the downside is it is priced in USD and is very expensive. Saying that each piece is really a work of art
Written May 1, 2015
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,675 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
If you have an interest in pottery and ceramics, this museum may be worthwhile . But we were rushed through as part of the red tour of Cappadocia. Though we had virtually no time to look at displays, some of the pots and ceramics appeared to be equal to those we have seen in well-known museums. My husband lagged behind the rest of our group to look closely at the pieces and was admonished by the museum rep, who said, "You are taking too much time." We made it through the entire museum in about eight minutes.

Next, we watched a quick demonstration of a potter using an old kick-wheel approach, which was quite interesting. The majority of time, however, was allotted for the show rooms so people could look and buy. There appeared to be a good selection with a wide range of prices, but we had not come to this region of the world to shop. In retrospect, I probably should have asked to return to the museum until the others had finished their shopping.
Written December 25, 2014
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Jill
North Carolina10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I visited this museum in October 2019 with a tour and had a fantastic experience. The museum was innovated (cut into the rock) and interesting. The opportunity to see a potter at work and try it out was a great experience. Watching the artisans doing hand-painting and showing the exquisite detailed effort made me appreciate the pieces for sale in the store. I bought a beautiful plate despite being worried that it would not survive being carried home as well as several smaller items. I was reassured that if the plate broke in their packaging, they would send me a replacement -- even overseas. Everything survived the trip home except for the lovely plate. I was so sad at the loss of the beautiful item and felt the memory was tarnished. However, as promised, they sent me a replacement free of charge. I am so grateful to have this piece hanging in my house and it remains a warm and cherished memory.
Written December 13, 2019
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Sibel T
Antalya, Türkiye67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you ate in cappadocia and didn’t see this museum, don’t say I visited cappadocia. It is a private, cave building including art gallery, historical museum and ceramic shop. Everyone can find something for himself in the shop. Even traditional and ceramics or luxery, handmade ones. Never pass away 😌
Written December 11, 2019
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Orhan Dirtsaver
Istanbul, Türkiye161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Business
The place is cut in the rock like many other places in Cappadocia. You start to the visit from antique pieces and finish with contemporary ones. You can also try to do ceramic yourself. Explanations of Mr. Max are very professional. Thank you :)
Written October 9, 2019
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Sue J
Balsham, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Spent a cool hour or so here. Beautiful ceramics with quite a few interesting artefacts. Our guide was very informative and also had a pottery making demonstration. Worth a visit .
Written June 11, 2019
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Written June 19, 2019
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