It would undoubtedly be a great loss not to visit the Antalya museum, which hosts thousands of historical artifacts. Located in Antalya, which is among the cultural centers of Anatolia, and established on a very large area, this museum exhibits the remains of many civilizations.
History of the Museum
The founding story of the museum is also very interesting. This region, which is one of the most important civilization cradles of Anatolia, coincides with the years when it was occupied by the Italians during the First World War. Established by Süleyman Fikri ERTEN, a high school teacher at Antalya High School, the museum was noticed by the Italians to collect the historical artifacts around Antalya, almost as if they were plundering. The collected works have been exhibited in various mosques and tombs for years.
Antalya museum was able to move to its current building only in 1972. Antalya Museum, which was awarded the museum of the year by the Council of Europe in 1988, is constantly visited by scientists and tourists from various countries abroad, like other cultural centers of Anatolia. Established on an area of 30,000 square meters, this museum has fourteen exhibition spaces as well as open-air galleries. In addition to exhibiting approximately 5,000 historical artifacts, the museum preserves 25,000 of them before they can be exhibited. It is the number one representative of the ancient cities of Lycia, Pamphylia and Psidia in the world. And Antalya Museum is considered to be the only destination for scientists doing research on these ancient cities.
Antalya Museum Contact Information
Address: Bahçelievler, Konyaalti Cad. No:88,07050 – Konyaaltı / Antalya
Phone: (0242) 238 56 88