Çeşme Museum

Çeşme Museum information

Çeşme , Turkey
Address
Street 1001 Sokak 1
Telephone
+90 712 6609
Prices
admission ₺8
Opening hours
9am-7pm Tue-Sun Apr-Sep, to 5pm Oct-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

Housed in the castle’s Umur Bey tower, this museum displays archaeological finds (mostly coins) from nearby Erythrae (now Ildırı), the Bağlararası Bronze Age harbour settlement (tools, a curious stone phallus) and the Roman era (superb gold diadems). Much is made of the attack by Russian Empress Catherine the Great’s navy on 5 July 1770 that wiped out the Ottoman fleet.