Places with Museum Card in Izmir

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Müzekart is a very advantageous card that allows citizens of the Republic of Turkey to visit more than 350 museums and archaeological sites across the country free of charge for a small fee. Most of the travelers already know what a museum card is and even have a museum card. If you don’t know about the Müzekart, let’s take you here.

Izmir, which has always been one of the most important cities of Anatolia throughout history, has many important museums that you can visit with your museum card. We have listed the museums that can be visited in İzmir with Müzekart  for you.

Places to Visit in Izmir with Müzekart

The full list of places you can visit with a museum card in Izmir is as follows;

  • Ephesus Museum
  • Pergamon Museum
  • Izmir Ataturk House Museum
  • Cesme Museum
  • Izmir Ethnography Museum
  • Tire Museum
  • History and Art Museum
  • Izmir Archeology Museum

Ephesus Museum

Ephesus Museum, which is among the most important museums in Turkey, is located in the Selçuk district of İzmir. The Ephesus Museum, which differs from other museums with its artifacts, cultural activities and visitor capacity, mainly lists the artifacts unearthed from the Ancient City of Ephesus. Finally, the “Artemis Statue” in the Temple of Artemis is shown as the most important work of the Ephesus Museum, which underwent an extensive restoration in 2014. Eros head, Eros statuette with Yunus, Socrates head in the museum, which has a very large collection with approximately 64,000 works, are among the world-renowned works of the Ephesus Museum.

Address : Atatürk Mah, Uğur Mumcu Sevgi Yolu No: 26, 35920 Selçuk / İzmir

Visiting Hours : It is open to visitors every day of the week between 08:00 – 20:00. (The box office closes at 19:30)

Pergamon Museum

Bergama Museum, located in the Bergama district of Izmir, has been in service since 1936. The museum gives its visitors the chance to see archaeological artifacts from different periods of history, from the Bronze Age to the Ottoman Empire. Bergama Museum, which houses the traditional collections of Bergama and its region as well as archaeological artifacts, provides a cultural enlightenment to its visitors.

Address : Zafer Mah, Cumhuriyet Cd. No: 10, 35725 Bergama / Izmir

Visiting Hours : It is open to visitors between 08:30 – 17:30 every day of the week. (The box office closes at 17:00)

Izmir Ataturk House Museum

İzmir Atatürk House Museum, which has a collection of rare and special pieces belonging to Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, has been in service since 1941. The museum building, which served as the headquarters of the Turkish army during the War of Independence, perfectly expresses the spirit of those difficult years.

Address : Alsancak Mah, Gündüğdu Caddesi No: 242, 35220 Konak / İzmir

Visiting Hours : It is open to visitors between 08:30 – 17:30 every day of the week. (The box office closes at 17:00)

Cesme Museum

Located in Izmir’s Çeşme district, the Çeşme Museum is a great place to visit if you’re interested in art and history. It was opened as a weapon museum in 1965 in Çeşme Castle, which was built by the Genoese in the 15th century. With the arrangement made in 1984, it started to serve as Çeşme Archeology Museum. It is certain that the section on the Ottoman-Russian naval war of 1770 in the museum, which contains the remains of archaeological studies in Çeşme and its surroundings, will attract your attention.

Address : Musalla Mah, İnkılap Cad, 1001 Sok. No: 1, 35930 Cesme / Izmir

Visiting Hours : It is open to visitors between 08:30 – 17:30 every day of the week. (The box office closes at 17:00)

Izmir Ethnography Museum

There are still traces of human history on the walls of the museum building. The building became operational in 1831 as a hospital. After 1845, it served as a nursing home for poor Christian families. Handicrafts, local clothing, mother-of-pearl embroideries, 19th century bridal room and kitchen utensils and manuscripts are exhibited in the 4-storey museum, allowing you to discover a wide variety of items related to traditional culture.

Address : Yesiltepe, Izmir Archeology Museum, Halil Rıfat Pasa Cd. No: 4, 35250 Konak / Izmir

Visiting Hours : It is open to visitors between 08:30 – 17:30 every day of the week.

Tire Museum

Tire Museum continues to shed light on history by exhibiting archaeological artifacts, ethnographic materials, coins, archival documents, manuscripts and works of art. In the archeology hall of the museum, you will find 5000-year-old statues, funerary stelae and terracotta sarcophagi. Tire Museum, which has a unique and fascinating atmosphere, offers a fascinating look at the history of the region with its artifacts.

Address : Ketenci, Şamizade Cad. No: 10, 35900 Tire / Izmir

Visiting Hours : As of November 2022, it is temporarily closed to visitors.

History and Art Museum

Izmir History and Art Museum is one of the leading museums of Izmir, serving as the cultural center of the city. It has been serving in Kültürpark, one of the most important parks of the city, since 2004. Artifacts unearthed in the museum, in the excavations in and around the city;

  • Stone Artifacts
  • Ceramic Artifacts
  • Precious Works

It is presented to the visitors in three sections.

Stone Works Section : This section is the largest section of the museum. Sculpture works from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods are exhibited chronologically in the Stone Works Department, which has two floors, a ground floor and a mezzanine floor. There are a total of 225 stone artifacts in the museum, such as mosaics, inscriptions, sculptures and reliefs.

Ceramic Works Department : The old Archeology Museum building, which is a very beautiful building, currently serves as the Ceramic Works section of the History and Art Museum. In this area, artifacts bearing the traces of civilizations from the Prehistoric period to the Byzantine period are exhibited by grouping them according to their settlements.

Precious Works Section : In the Precious Works Section, there are various precious stones, gold, silver, bronze coins, terracotta, glass and metal artifacts from the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Ottoman period.

Address : Mimar Sinan, Inside Kultur Park Fairground, 35220 Konak / Izmir

Visiting Hours : It is open to visitors between 08:30 – 17:30 every day of the week. (The box office closes at 17:00)

Izmir Archeology Museum

Izmir Archaeological Museum is a great way to learn about Izmir’s 8500-year-old history. We can define the works exhibited in the museum, which reflects the diversity of cultures that have lived in İzmir throughout history, as both informative and visually striking. You can visit the Izmir Archeology Museum, which is located very close to (right next to) the Izmir Ethnography Museum, between 08:30 – 17:00 in the winter period and between 08:30 – 19:00 in the summer season.

Address : Konak Mahallesi, Bahri Baba Park, Halil Rifat Pasa Cd. No: 4, 35260 Konak / Izmir

Visiting Hours : It is open to visitors between 08:30 – 17:30 every day of the week. (The box office closes at 17:00)

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