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Archaeological Museum of Izmir

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Address: Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak, Izmir, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 0232 484-8324
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This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir...

This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring ancient cities.

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In the city center

Archaelogical Museum of Izmir is the firs museum in town. Old days Izmir was very important city of Roman Empire. So there are many artifacts in this museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
Atila E
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Izmir, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Archaelogical Museum of Izmir is the firs museum in town. Old days Izmir was very important city of Roman Empire. So there are many artifacts in this museum.

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Woking, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

It's taken me many years to get to visit this museum, but it was worth the wait. The quality of the exhibits, from the surrounding province which includes of course Ephesus as well as Teos, Erythrai andsomany more sites that were new to me. The hall of ceramics was a particular highlight, as was the treasure room. And don't miss... More 

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

There is some great stuff here - and excellent explanations in English to accompany it. I was the only visitor on the day I went - but the exhibits made up for the somewhat depressing ambiance of the building!

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

A fabulous collection of the finest antiquities across the history of Turkey. Lovely finds made across the centuries laid out with easy-to-read signs. Self-touring easy to do.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Probably number 1 among Izmir museums, even if you aren't an archeology buff. The musem isn't too big (two levels), but it offers a good overview of various sites in Izmir area. Modern layout, good lighting, detailed introductionary texts and captions in Turkish and English. Be careful not to miss the "Treasure Room" on the first floor where jewels and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A great collection of the regions history. A collection of coins dating back to earliest times as well as a history of man dating back to neandothol .

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Samos, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This museum has a fantastic collection of coins from the first coins ever made also incredible glass from BC, Which amazed me in it's delicacy and inspired me to order a book on the history of glass fascinating! Also a good collection of marble sculpture including my favorite the River God. A good way to spend a morning and if... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Consisted of three separate building, spacious and clean. There are many artefacts from old Greek and Roman ages. It takes one hour to visit all three buildings.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a well laid out museum. Lonely Planet says that it is a bit 'dry' and they are right. Statues, ceramics, glass and other artifacts are laid out in chronological order and cover not just Izmir, but also Anatolia. It cost 10 Turkish Lira to enter, which I thought was worth it. The building is kept wonderfully cool, which... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We could only peak in some rooms and read the overall description of the history since we did not have enough Turkish lira to enter. About $4 and we had spent what lira we had on the taxi to town.No credit cards, no euros, no dollars and no attempt to help. A pity since the area has been occupied since... More 

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