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“Fantastic museum”
Review of Antalya Muzesi

Antalya Muzesi
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Private Tour: Antalya City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 141 things to do in Antalya
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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.
Huntingdon, Cambs, UK
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic museum”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This museum is a must if you are around Antalya. It haws numerous superb statues of Gods and Emperors excavated at Perga, and a lot else besides.

Visited June 2013
Thank RichardHough
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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Antalya Museum”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Very interesting displays with well laid out exhibits. Plenty to see with adequate descriptions in English to help with appreciating the displays.

Visited May 2013
Thank Mike R
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Adana, Turkey
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234 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Worth the visit and small entrance fee”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

I’ve known Antalya has its own Archeology Museum like most major cities, but I also heard there is a separate Perge Museum located in Antalya. I was unable to locate a separate museum dedicated to the artifacts of Perge, and I after visiting this museum I think I received false information, because many of the artifacts on display in the museum are from Perge, Thus I think it’s one in the same. Anyway this museum costs roughly 10TL to enter. I’ve been to other Turkish cities like Silifka and Adana were these museums are free, so I was bummed to see an entrance fee. But after seeing the size of the museum all the contents within and knowing they are still currently excavating and restoring Perge I will gladly pay it again. The museum has nice AC and bathrooms near the entrance. There are audio head phones to purchase to listen to the different information of the exhibits, I believe these were 10TL; but I was there with family and we opted to hear and talk to one another verses wearing headphones. Most the exhibits have small signs with information on them, but a majority of these are very vague with only the name and date of the artifact. We spent about an hour here, but with headphones I’m sure we’d be slower and spend about 1.5-2 hrs. We were there around 10am in the middle of the week and very few people were there. But the museum is large with spacious rooms, even if crowded I don’t think it would be a bad experience. There are chairs and benches within the corridors to slow down and take a break or listen to the audio headphones amongst the exhibits. So far this is the largest accumulation of statues and sarcophagi I have visited in my travels. The museum has done a great job in arranging them, and painted the walls bright colors to make the stone and marble pop. There is no flash photography allowed, but the color contrast allows your photo’s to still come out well. One of my favorite places here is the outside courtyard. There is an amazing old vineyard growing up one side of the courtyard. There are tables and chairs for lounging and enjoying a drink or snack from the gift shop which is way too expensive for gifts. But outside has its own variety of artifacts if you walk around the grounds. You might also see the peacock, and what looks to be quails and pheasants wandering around as well. During our visit a side room had a small art gallery on display. Free parking.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Corrine R
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“All of Ancient Turkey in a couple of hours.”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Got there at nine a.m. and had the place to ourselves. An excellent stout museum, the only fault you had to also purchase the walking tour to get all the info as there were no labels or descriptions on the exhibits, but excellent info on when where and who found or dug them up.
Note; non flash photography only, so set your camera up first.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Herbsteraged
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“must see”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

everything excellent. the display the quality of artifacts. information all excellent should spend about 3-4 hours

Visited June 2013
Thank milind1000
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