Antalya Ethnographic Museum (Antalya Etnografya Müzesi)

Antalya Ethnographic Museum (Turkish name: Antalya Etnografya Müzesi) contains Turkish-Islamic artifacts and interior items reflecting the home life of Antalya during the Ottoman Empire.

The museum is located in the very center of Antalya, in the old town of Kaleici.

The museum is located in a historical monument - two mansions (upper and lower) of the 19th century, in which the features of the Ottoman period are manifested.

There is a garden with an exhibition around the mansions.

Turkish-Islamic artifacts are on display in the lower mansion of the museum: fragments of tiles from the Seljuk period, when the Aspendos Theater (an ancient city in Turkey) was transformed into a winter palace during the Seljuk period; objects found during excavations in Kaleici. Among the Ottoman exhibits there are products produced by ceramic centers of that period, such as Iznik, Kutakhya and Canakkale, as well as handmade glass products (glass gas lamps, tulips, roses and sorbet bowls). The second floor of the mansion is reserved for weapons of the Ottoman period and other everyday items: arrows, bows, zikhgirs, swords, capsule and flint pistols and rifles, cans of gunpowder and oil, medals and insignia, seals, pocket watches, etc. On the second floor there are also examples of calligraphy, such as hilye and ikazetname.

The upper mansion, which can be accessed through the garden by climbing the stairs, tells about the home life of Antalya during the Ottoman Empire. Here, furniture and interior items that characterize the life of this period are displayed in different rooms. Among the items are samples of weaving, such as saddlebags, bags, needles, kilims and local musical instruments; also original weaving of the Antalya region, carpets, loom, etc. There is a small animation area of Antalya cuisine of the Ottoman period. On the second floor of the mansion, the main room, where guests were received, reflects the home life of Kaleichi during the Ottoman Empire; there is also a living-dining room, a bedroom and a bathroom recreated. In addition, on the second floor there are samples of clothing reflecting the culture of the Ottoman period, and an exposition of coffee culture.

Cannons and cannonballs, tombstones, inscriptions of the Seljuk and Ottoman periods are displayed in the garden of the mansions.

Practical information

Entrance to the Ethnographic Museum of Antalya is free.

Museum opening hours: summer period (from April 15 to October 2) from 08:30 to 19:30 hours; winter period (from October 3 to April 14) from 08:30 to 17:30 hours. The museum is closed until 13:00 on the first day of religious holidays.

Address of the Ethnographic Museum of Antalya: Kılınçarslan, Civelek Sk. No:20, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey.

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