Painting and Sculpture Museum
The Painting and Sculpture Museum showcases the cream of Turkish artists. Ranging from angular war scenes to society portraits, the...
Vakıf Eserleri Müzesi
The tradition of carpets being gifted to mosques has helped preserve many of Turkey's finest specimens. This extensive collection –...
Located in an old train depot, this huge artists park and gallery exhibits modern and challenging art from across Europe, plus there's...
Ankara State Opera House
This venue plays host to all the large productions staged by the Ankara State Opera and Ballet. The season generally runs from September...
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Ethnography Museum information
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.