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“A very well hidden treasure”

Cappadocia Art & History Museum
Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Urgup
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“A very well hidden treasure”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Firstly, this doll and heritage museum is not in Urgup but is in the village of Mustafapasa, about 6km to the south.
We took a taxi from Urgup- about 50 to return and the cabbie waited for us! He didn't know where the museum was and it is woefully signposted. We did a full circuit of the very charming old town which is well worth a visit in itself. No luck. We asked various officials but they had no idea. Being persistent we asked the supervisor of the other attraction, the church (10tl each- don't waste your money) who told us to walk 200 m south and then double back up a hill. It felt like we were leaving town but then, there it was!
It is a harming little museum stuffed with dolls dressed in various costumes of history. Soldiers, firemen, street hawkers and so on. One room is preserved as a 19c bedroom. There is a terrace with fantastic views and a little cafe. There was hardly anyone there, the polar opposite of the previous day swarming with the hoards at the Goreme Open Air Museum.
Our guide was charm personified and she was proud to give us a whistlestop tour of the exhibits.
Not worth travelling across the globe to visit but well worth it if you have a spare half day and you are staying in the Urgup area.

Visited October 2013
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“Fantastic place”
Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

There are many beautiful dolls kind service

There are many beautiful dolls kind service

There are many beautiful dolls kind service

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing Place for art lovers”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

It was a great place for us, the art lovers to visit during your travel to Cappadocia. We definitely recommend the travelers visiting Cappadocia to pay a visit to this marvelous place.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Quirky mixture of Greek & Turkish history”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

A restored 170 year old Greek house in a village which was part of a population swap between Greece & Turkey. Beautiful rooms are populated with dolls depicting traditional Turkish activities & professions. There are also dolls that have been sent to them from around the world ranging from quirky to downright bizarre; a Michael Jackson doll also puts in an appearance. After the tour conducted by the genial Serkan, you can on the terrace enjoying the wonderful view whilst sipping tea & eating a delicious macaroon.

Visited May 2013
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“Amazing collection of hand made dolls”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Have been there many times as a local person, and it is one of the most remarkable museums which reflets the culture & historical background of daily living of Turkey & Turkish. From ottoman based characters to regional & cultural characters, you will have an idea the cultural diversity of Turkey. The Greek mansion is very welcoming and a well suited place for such a cultural activity.

Visited September 2012
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