Ethnography Museum

Ethnography Museum information

Location
Ankara , Turkey
Address
Türkocağı Sokak
Samanpazarı
Getting there
Metro: Sıhhiye
Prices
₺10
Opening hours
8.30am-7pm
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The Ethnography Museum is housed inside a white marble post-Ottoman building (1927) that served as Atatürk's mausoleum until 1953. Past the equestrian statue out the front, the mausoleum is preserved in the entrance hall. Around the walls are photographs of Atatürk's funeral.

The ethnography collection here is superb, with displays covering henna ceremonies, Anatolian jewellery, rug-making, Seljuk ceramics, early-15th-century doors, and (opposite the anxious-looking mannequins in the circumcision display) coffee.