Izmir Museums

See also Izmir Archaeological Sites and Izmir Attractions.

Izmir Archeology Museum

Archeology Museum (Arkeoloji Müzesi) Sümer, Halil Rıfat Paşa Cd. No:1, 35260 Konak/İzmir, Turkey.

Izmir Archeology & Ethnography Museum

İzmir Archaeological Museum (Arkeoloji ve Entografya Müzesi) Yeşiltepe, Konak Mahallesi Halil Rıfat Paşa Cad, Bahri Baba Parkı No:4, 35260 Konak/İzmir, Turkey. Telephone: +90 (232) 489 0796 / 483 7254. Opening hours: 7-days / week, year round 08:30-17:30. Admission is free.

Sizable archaeological museum with excavation finds such as sculptures, sarcophagi & inscriptions.

Izmir Museum of Arts & Sculpture

Izmir Museum of Arts & Sculpture (T.C Kültür Bakanlığı Resim ve Heykel Müzesi), Konak, Mithat Paşa Cad. No:94, 35260 Konak/İzmir, Turkey.

A small state museum near Konak pier originally established in 1952 specializing in Turkish paintings & sculptures from the 20th century. The museum displays works from Turkish artists including a large sculpture collection of Turgut Pura (1922-1979) director of the museum from 1963. The museum is on three floors, with two temporary exhibition halls and undertakes courses on ceramics and traditional crafts.

Museum of History & Art

Museum Of History And Art (T.C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı İzmir Tarih ve Sanat Müzesi), Mimar Sinan, Kültür Park Fuar Alanı İçi, 35220 Konak/İzmir, Turkey. Telephone: +90 (232) 489 0796 / 483 7254. Opening hours: 7-days / week, summer 08:00-18:30, winter 08:30-17:30. Admission is ₺ 7.

Historic & cultural museum featuring Greek statues, ancient artefacts & vintage coins. The museum is divided into three main sections, sculptures, ceramics, and precious objects. Sculptures and ceramic objects are collected from settlements in the Izmir region, from prehistoric to late Byzantine periods, with a large collection from the Smyrna – Tepekule Mound (Bayrakli district) from the 11th – 9th century B.C. Artefacts are from the ancient cities of Baklatepe, Limantepe, Kocabaştepe and Panaztepe, as well as Iasos (Güllük), Phokaia (Foça), Klazomenai (Urla), Kyma (Aliağa), Erythrai (Ildırı) and Pitane (Çandarlı). The precious objects section include oil lamps, figurines, glassworks, bronze objects, coins and a treasury room. Highlights include the coin collection including 7th century BC coins minted at Sardis during the reign of King Croesus. The sculpture collection includes friezes from the Temple of Dionysos at Teos and Theatre at Miletos. Other features are sculptural fragments from the 3rd century BC Belevi Mausoleum near Ephesus, a 2nd century A.D. Roman-era statue of the river god Kaistros from Ephesus, the high reliefs of Demeter and Poseidon from İzmir’s Agora and the Hellenistic three-figure stele from Tralleis.

Atatürk Museum

Atatürk Museum, Alsancak Mh., Gündüğdu Caddesi No:242, 35220 Konak/İzmir, Turkey. Telephone: +90 (232) 489 0796 / 483 7254. Opening hours: 7-days / week, summer 08:00-18:30, winter 08:30-17:30. Admission is free.

The museum is housed in an 852 square metre four-storey neoclassical mansion built c. 1880, the residence in Izmir of Atatürk on his visits to the city between 1923 and 1934. The ground and first floors of the museum showcase Atatürk’s political life & history and includes his private rooms the library, study, meeting, waiting, guest, barber, assistant, bed, bath and dining rooms together with his writings and some of his personal effects. Acquired from Atatürk’s sister by Izmir municipality in 1940 and opened as a public museum in September 1941. The building was restored and renovated in 1978, but many of the ethnographic objects of the museum were moved when the Izmir Archeology & Ethnography Museum (see above) opened in 1988.

İsmet İnönü’s Museum House

İsmet İnönü’s Museum House (İnönü Müze Evi), Türkyılmaz, İnönü Sk. No:20, 35260 Konak/İzmir, Turkey. Telephone: +90 (543) 422 5710 / (533) 246 2244. İnönü’s Museum House website link.

Museum Websites Links: Museum Pass Turkey, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture & Tourism, GoTurkey Aegean, Visit Izmir.

Note: Museum opening times and ticket prices are correct at time of writing and may be amended, please check before attending. The summer schedule is typically 1 April – 31 October, winter 1 November – 31 March.