Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Sehitkamil Caddesi, Gaziantep, Turkey
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +90-3423248809
- Ticket Price: 10 TRY
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, History Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum - Review
Built in the year 2011, this is the biggest mosaic museum in the world. The mosaics are from Zeugma, an ancient city in the Gaziantep province. They started being discovered when the authorities started digging for new dam projects in the area. It is believed that extensive looting has happened in Zeugma since the 19th century. A majority of the artwork still remains undiscovered. Highlights include:
- Area of the museum: 90,000 square feet
- Recorded commentaries and written explanations in both Turkish and English
- The shop has a good variety of books
- Life-size models of Camel at the entrance of the museum
- Informative Cinema
- The world famous mosaic of the Gypsy girl
- Kids section
Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum Information
- Go as early as possible. As the day progresses, the place becomes more and more crowded.
Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum Ticket Prices
- Cinema : 5 TL
How To reach Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum by Public Transport
- Bus: OtobusDuragi@MithatpasaMh.
Restaurants Near Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum
- Hollanda Kiraathanesi
- Kebapci Mustafa Usta
- Kebapci Halil Usta
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum
95% of people who visit Gaziantep include Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum in their plan
93.31% of people start their Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum
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Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep Reviews
There are many beautiful mosaics inside the museum. The fee entrance is around $3. There are two buildings at the museum. The most beautiful mosaic is Gypsy Girl. It is famous for her eyes. You can get headphones before the entrance. You may start by watching the video about the museum wearing 3-d glass. You may spend two hours in the museum. After exit, you can buy souvenirs and some drinks. It is one of the best place in Gaziantep. Do not miss it.
Excellent mosaic collection. Rent the audio to get the full experience. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours here. Modern building, clean bathrooms. A couple of extra couches will help take a break from the walk. Many children will disturb your attention so try to go early morning.
Everyone should see the iconic mosaic woman which is oldet but şess popular than Mona Lisa. The experience is quite similar. Turks must be proud of that. Also there are other very beautiful mosaics! Definitely go there!
Museum has a lot to offer if you're a history lover. You can see the leftovers from the antique city Zeugma which is now under waters. It's unfortunate that some important pieces has been smuggled in time by the treasure hunters but it's worth to visit what has left. You should spare two hours of yours and don't forget to take audio guide.
It is one of those museums that you put on your list of “Must see” places and you are not let down by the experience. Fantastic job of creating the displays and the information in both English and Turkish is a big positive too. It is a bit confusing when you want to exit - not really obvious, but then that added to the experience. Well done to everyone who contributed and helped rescue these from the Birecik Dam.