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Archaeological Museum of Izmir

Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak, Izmir, Turkey
+90 232 484 83 24
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This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring ancient cities.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak, Izmir, Turkey
+90 232 484 83 24
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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...More

Thank Sunisles
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.

Thank Hrvoje Z
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...More

1  Thank Nicole477
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...More

2  Thank JillConnecticut
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.

2  Thank Amber G
Reviewed January 7, 2015

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

Thank Yiannis K
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...More

Thank margatemensch2016
Reviewed October 15, 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)...More

1  Thank Fethi F
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.

Thank Jeffery W
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...More

1  Thank Duke_family_x_6
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Apostolos T
September 26, 2016|
Response from CesmeTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Closed on Mondays, from memory, but open from 10am until 5pm the rest of the week. I think!