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Top Choice Museum in İzmir

İzmir Museum of History & Art

This museum is overlooked by many visitors to the city, who do themselves a great disservice in the process. Spread over three pavilions, it is one of the richest repositories of ancient artefacts in the country and…
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Archaeology Museum

The city's Archaeology Museum isn't as impressive as the İzmir Museum of History and Art, but it has some gems in its collection. These include a late-Hellenistic-period bronze statue of a runner from Kyme, near Ali…
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Atatürk Museum

Built as a carpet merchant's residence between 1875 and 1880, this stately white building ended up in state hands after the shocking events of September 1922. It functioned as an army headquarters and a hotel before…
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Zübeyde Hanım Museum Ship

Named after Atatürk’s beloved mother, who died in İzmir in 1923, this 50m-long, 307-tonne ferry was built in 1987 and sailed in İstanbul until early 2014, when it was brought here and opened as a museum devoted to Z…
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Ethnography Museum

Housed in a splendid stone building that once functioned as a hospital, this museum showcases the arts, crafts and customs of İzmir. Dioramas, displays, photos and information panels focus on local traditions and th…
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Arkas Art Centre

Occupying a handsome 1906 building that functioned as the French consulate until 2010, this arts centre hosts temporary exhibitions with an Aegean accent in its meticulously renovated and beautifully decorated upsta…
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City Museum & Archive

Housed in a fire station built by the British in 1923, this small museum mounts changing displays on İzmir’s history. It is named after Ahmet Piriştina, a former mayor of the city who spearheaded the urban redevelop…
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İzmir Mask Museum

Tucked away in an old house on a street filled with bars, this little museum spread over three floors has an esoteric collection of ceremonial and decorative masks from around the world as well as masks of notable T…