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The Izmir Archaeological Museum (Turkish: Izmir Arkeoloji Müzesi) is an archeology museum in Izmir, Turkey, containing a number of artifacts from around the Gulf of Izmir. Izmir Archaeological Museum is well worth visiting, especially if you are interested in antique sculptures. Probably number 1 among Izmir museums even if you aren't an archeology buff !
Izmir Archaeological Museum Visit and Tour
In the Treasure Room, on the same floor as the bronze statues ; Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic period coins and Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods of gold, silver and precious stones and glass objects can be seen. ”Golden Mouth and Eye bands“ is also displayed; Eye and mouth bands have a special place in the belief and tradition of antiquity. It is thought that this tradition may have a meaning about life after death. In the museum garden, there are sculptures recovered from various excavations, the section where the sarcophagi are exhibited, steles, inscriptions and architectural pieces.
The Ceramic Works Hall is arranged in a chronological order. Several excavations have been uncovered; Many works from Prehistoric to Byzantine Period are exhibited. Those things are every interesting to see during your Izmir Archaeological Museum tour. From the wrecks in the Aegean Sea; Endir Bronze Running Athlete Statue eli and Hey Bronze Demether Statue ”are among the most interesting works of our museum.
The Stone Works Hall is located on the middle floor which is also the entrance floor of the museum. In this chapter; large sculptures, busts, portraits and masks with works of marble and stone sculpture are exhibited. The plastic works in our museum belong only to the periods of Hellenistic (M.Ö.330-30) and Roman (M.Ö.30- MS395). One of the most striking works of the Izmir Archeology Museum is the eli Androklos Statue'n of the Roman Period, dated to the Roman Period.
How to Get Tickets?
The Izmir Archaeological Museum ticket is sold at the Main Entrance ticket sales, general admission is 10 TL and free admissin for visitor under 18 years.
How To Get Around?
It is best to go around and have your Izmir Archaeological Museum tour on foot, walking around between floors and exhibitions rooms.
What Should I Wear?
Comfortable clothes and shoes are the best to wear during your Izmir Archaeological Museum tour as you will roam the different floors and exhibition rooms of the museum, so the more comfortable your clothes and shoes are the better. But take notes on the season of when you will make the visit.
Best Time to Visit
You can have your Izmir Archaeological Museum tour at all time of the year. The best times to visit Izmir for ideal weather are between March to June or September to December. The opening hours: Summer Period: 8.30-19.00 / Winter Period: 8.00-17.00.
Will I Need a Guide?
The detailed introductionary texts and captions are in Turkish and English. The museum provide audio and visual guide systems, you can acquire earphones from the reception and it is free of charge.
How To Get There?
Izmir Archaeological Museum is located within the Konak Bahri Baba Park and it is easy to reach the Museum by using all means of transportation. The entrance to the museum is opposite the Dental Hospital at Variant's Konak descent. Since the museum does not have a private car park, it is best to use public transportation to reach the Museum for your Izmir Archaeological Museum tour. The nearest metro station is Konak.
The Izmir Archaeology Museum sits right next door to the Ethnography Museum, and so a combined visit is recommended.