Guray Museum

Guray Museum, Avanos: Hours, Address, Guray Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Guray Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art 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
About
The first and unique underground ceramic museum in the world.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Admission tickets
from $2.32
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Erhan Yildirim
Turkey1,740 contributions
Feb 2020
First and Only Underground Ceramic Museum, where you will see all the stages of ceramic art and learn how it is produced.This museum, which contains many archaeological artifacts, is located in the city of avanos, nevşehir province.
Written February 3, 2020
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Andyrock81
Rockhampton, Australia1,108 contributions
Jan 2020
This museum/gallery houses small a collection of ancient artefacts, and a large collection of art/ceramics from local artists. Their main focus however, is the museum shop, which has a very large collection of ceramic items: plates, bowls, jugs displayed across multiple rooms. The painting techniques were explained and we were able to watch some of the artists at work. The staff in the museum and shop were helpful, not too pushy either. Prices were reasonable and are fixed so there was no awkward haggling. We ended up buying a few small items. If you are staying in Goreme, there is a bus every hour to Avanos for 5TL each way. Entrance fee is 10TL, please note the museum pass is not accepted here as this is a privately owned museum.
Written February 2, 2020
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Wennie W
Singapore, Singapore822 contributions
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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David Tendo S
2 contributions
Dec 2019
Call it a glorified gift shop all you want, my wife and I expected the sales pitch going into the museum, but to be honest, this place exceeded all our expectations. We drove around the neighbourhood looking for this place thinking we were in the wrong area, I mean why would a museum be in a residential part of town? Even when we found the museum, we didn't think much of it; it just looked like some kind of roadside museum, and we thought it would just be a quick visit. However, little did we know, the museum was buried underground, so when we walked in, we were just blown away, there was just so much to see; the collection of ceramics by the Guray family and local artists was vast and there was an exhibition of some modern art. We were led around by the museum's owner and curator - Mr Guray (I neglected to ask for his first name) - who took us through the whole process of making ceramics and showed us the artists at work in the studio. We also got a chance to make some pottery ourselves, guided by one of the master potters. Afterwards we were led into the showroom where we were able to buy some of he ceramics. My wife and I genuinely wanted to buy something from the collection, but we couldn't decide on what, so we ended up regretfully deciding to just let it go. In the end we spent more that 1.5 hours there. Needless to say Mr Guray was very informative and attentive to our questions; you can tell that he's very passionate about what he does. The museum and the pieces in the collection are beautiful and absolutely stunning. The Guray Museum is definitely well worth a visit.
Written December 27, 2019
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Jill
North Carolina10 contributions
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, Turkey63 contributions
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, Turkey162 contributions
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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Anas A
Gothenburg, Sweden664 contributions
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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Sue J
Balsham, UK41 contributions
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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Roberta M
4 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
We have some mobility issues so we were happy to find a really accessible museum and beautiful pottery to wander through. Both ancient and modern to study and some unique one of a kind pieces. So much better than the usual tour designed to get you to buy before you pile back on a bus!
Written May 11, 2019
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Written May 17, 2019
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