Erimtan Archaeology & Arts Museum

Top choice Museum

in Ankara

Ankara's newest museum houses the astounding collection of mostly Roman (but also Bronze Age, Hittite and Byzantine) artefacts collected over the years by Turkish businessman and archaeology enthusiast Yüksel Erimtan. Exhibits are creatively curated with an eye for storytelling and feature state-of-the-art multimedia displays. There are some fabulously beautiful ceramic and jewellery pieces here as well as a vast coin collection, cuneiform tablets from Kültepe and an ornate Urartian belt.

The cafe downstairs has a tranquil garden setting and serves excellent coffee.

The basement floor hosts temporary exhibitions and also a program of cultural events. Check the website to see what's on while you're in town.