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Agora Open Air Museum
Phone 0.232.483 46 96
Open to the public between 9.00 -12.00 and 13.00 -18.00

Here you will find the ruins of the Public Square and shopping district of dating back to Roman times in the Namazgah district, at the foot of Mt. Pagos (Kadifekale). Originally the site was uncovered in the mid 30’and further digging started in 1996, this is one of the largest Ionian Agoras. Many of the statues and artifacts uncovered here can be seen in the Izmir Archaeological Museum

Izmir Archeology Museum
Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak
Phone: .0232. 489 07 96
Open everyday except Monday -: Summer 08.30 - 17.30

Opened in 1984, this is a 5000 square meter 3 floor Museum with various halls exhibiting artifacts collected from around the Izmir and specialist halls for ceramics, glass, gold, statues and mosaics.

Izmir Ataturk Museum
Ataturk Caddesi No: 24, Alsancak
Phone: 0232.464 80 85
Open everyday except Monday -: Summer 08.30 - 17.30

The Ataturk museum was opened in 1941. Originally a merchant’s mansion, the house was presented by Izmir Municipality to Maustafa Kemal Ataturk, to be his base to work from and live in during his visits to Izmir.

Bergama Museum
Zafer Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Caddesi No:6, Bergama
Phone: (0232) 631 28
Open everyday except Monday - Summer 08.30 - 17.30

Bergama Museum first opened in 1924 but moved to its present site in 1936. The museum exhibits many statues and artifacts from the Bergama Acropolis and Aesclepion. Bronze and ivory objects and marble statuettes from the Roman period and coins from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods can also be seen here.

The Republican Museum of Education
305 Sokak. No.50 - Karatas
Phone: 0.232.489 94 84
Open weekdays 09:00 to 17:00

Affiliated with the Ministry of education, this Museum exhibits the educational tools, systems and technologies from republican times. On view are many books, diplomas, pictures, a camera display, the museum also hosts a education and research library.

Cesme Museum
Kale Sok. No:1 Cesme/Izmir
Phone: +90.232.712 66
Open Daily from 08:30 to 17:00

Cesme Museum is located in the 14th Century Genoese fortress on the Cesme waterfront was opened in 1965. Originally the museum exhibited weapons and guns but due to the high humidity these were relocated. Today sculptures, silver and bronze coins, and amphora are being exhibited along with artifacts from local excavations in nearby Ildırı (Erythrai).

Ege University Botanical Garden
Ege Universitesi Kampusu, Bornova Izmir
Phone: 90 232 342 47 88
These gardens located in the Aegean University Campus, were founded in the mid 60's and along with their obvious value for research purposes they aim to give it's visitors an insight into plant cultivation.
The gardens cover almost 50,000 square meters and displays over 3,000 species of plants, there are also a number of research and training greenhouses where more exotic plants and cacti are displayed

Ephesus Museum
Ataturk Mahallesi, Kusadasi Caddesi, Selcuk
Phone: 90 232 892 60 10
Open everyday except Monday: Summer 08.30 - 17.30

Located in the town of Selcuk, 70 KMs from the city of Izmir, the Ephesus museum exhibits a large collection of statues (e.g. Artemis, Eros, Dionysus and Zeus) and many artifacts excavated from the nearby ruined city of Ephesus.

Ephesus- Selcuk Virgin Mary House
Kusadasi Cad. Selcuk/Izmir
Phone: 232.892 60 10
Fax: 232.892 70 02
Vatican representatives as well attend the annually held religious ceremonies of August 15. Additionally, every year since 1985, religious ceremonies are held at the Church of Virgin Mary in Ephesus on the first Sunday of October, which is the anniversary of the Council meeting.

Izmir Ethnography (Folk) Museum
Varyant - Konak - Izmir
Phone :0232.489 07 96
Open everday except Monday - Summer 08.30 - 17.30

This "Folk Museum" opened in the late 80's in a converted hospital building.
In here you will find exhibits depicting the typical social life and work of the Aegean people from the 19th Century onwards.

Izmir Ahmet Piristina City Archive and Museum
Şair Esref Bulvari No:1/A Cankaya
Phone: 90 232 441 69 39
Open everday - 09.00 - 18.00

Housed in a converted Fire Station, this museum first opened to the public in 2001 by the late Ahmet Piristina, the Mayor of Izmir at that time. The museum aims to document the 7000 year history of Izmir in addition to the permanent displays; the museum also houses many documents and books relating to Izmir which are catalogued and available to researchers. Remembering the buildings past usage as a Fire Station, there is also a large exhibition dedicated to the history of the Izmir Fire Brigade.

Izmir History and Art Museum
Culture Park Izmir
Phone: 90 232 484 89 45
Open everyday except Monday - Summer 08.30 - 17.30

Located in the central Culture Park of Izmir, this modern museum in its 3 exhibition halls exhibits Jewelry, coins, ceramics, glassware, friezes and Statues found in the historical sites around Izmir. Of particular note are the statues of Demeter, Poseidon and Artemis which were found in the Izmir Agora excavations.

Odemis Museum
Birgi yolu, No:88, Odemis
Phone: 90 232 545 11 84
Open everday except Monday - Summer 08.30 - 17.30

Opened in 1987 Odemis Museum houses one of the finest collections of embroidery, laces, silk, cotton textiles Oya, and edging in Turkey. Many of the exhibits on display were donated to the museum by the late Mr. Mutehhar Basoglu, a former mayor of Odemis and an avid private collector of embroidery and needle work.

Natural History Museum
Ege Universitesi Tabiat Tarihi Uygulama ve Arastirma Merkezi Bornova Izmir
Phone: 90 232 388 26 01
Open weekdays 09.00 - 16.00

Located on the Aegean university campus, the Izmir Natural History Museum is the second largest of its kind in Turkey. There are many displays of Mammal Fossils in the Paleontology gallery, examples of rock, minerals and crystal found in the region along with bird and fish exhibits in the Zoology galleries. The museum also houses a life-sized dinosaur modeled in candle wax.

The Painting And Sculpture Museum
Culture Park Izmir
Phone: 90 232 441 41 92
Open everday except Monday - Summer 08.30 - 17.30

Izmir's Art and Sculpture Museum hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions of painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography. Located in the Old Italian pavilion the Museum also offers research facilities, certified Art classes and children's art courses during weekends.

Izmir Trade History Museum
Izmir Chamber of Commerce Ataturk Cad.No:126/1 Pasaport Izmir
Open Weekdays 08.30 - 18.00

This museum was founded by the Izmir Chamber of Commerce and is located on the 1st floor of the chambers offices. On display here is a model of a 1st century merchant ship and many display cases holding Ceramics, seals, glassware, gold silver and bronze coins and Ottoman scales and calculators. There is also a pictorial display of the Izmir Economy conference held in 1923.

Tire Museum
Samizade Meydani No:10 Tire
Phone :90 232.512 18 60
Open everday except Monday - Summer 08.30 - 17.30

This museum has 2 exhibition halls displaying, sculptures, sarcophagi, ceramics, stained-glass and coinage artifacts. The museum also houses a large collection of bronze, broaches, pins, bracelets, mirrors, lamps and utensils.

The Railway Museum
Ataturk Cad. No:444 Opposite Alsancak Railway Station
Phone:464 31 31 ext: 4520
Open Weekdays 12.00 - 18.00

The museum first opened in 1990 and was renovated as recently as 2003, the building was originally a warehouse built by the British merchants in the 1800's. In here there are many examples of railway memorabilia, ticketing machines, scales, lanterns, timetables, badges, pictures and photographs illustrating the 150 year history of the Izmir Aydin railway.


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