Ephesus Archaeological MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Atatürk Mah. Uğur Mumcu sevgi yolu, İzmir /selçuk, Turkey, Izmir
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +90-2328926011
- Ticket Price: 30 TRY
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Ephesus Archaeological Museum - Review
This archaeological museum has an elaborate collection of about 50,000 exhibits belonging to diverse periods like Miken, Archaic, Roman, Byzantine and Turkish. The museum is divided into two sections Archaeological and ethnographic and is spread over six exhibition rooms. The most interesting items include the Myken vases found at Ayasoluk Hill, pieces from temple of Artemis, a tomb from the Belevi Mausoleum, two statues of Artemis, an embossed image of Theodosius from Hadrian Temple. There are also many statues and portraits from early Christianity.
The ethnographic section is set up in a way depicting the daily life during the Ottoman and Turkish Empire. There is also a rare collection of artefacts, mosaics and statues.
Ephesus Archaeological Museum Information
- Online ticket booking is available.
- Audio guide is available.
Ephesus Archaeological Museum Ticket Prices
- The audio guide has separate charges of 15TL.
How To reach Ephesus Archaeological Museum by Public Transport
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95% of people who visit Izmir include Ephesus Archaeological Museum in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
70.35% of people start their Ephesus Archaeological Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ephesus Archaeological Museum
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Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Izmir Reviews
Ephesus was declared a Roman settlement in 133 BC, although it did not reach its peak until some 200 years later. At one point, when the city was the capital of Roman Asia Minor, Ephesus housed more than 250,000 permanent residents. Religious scholars even believe that St.Paul lived in Ephesus, fostering Christianity among many other religions. I would recommend you to take a sunblock, cap and sunglasses with you if you are visiting here in June, July and August as these are the summer months in Turkey.
This is a review about the museum in Selçuk, not the huge site outside the town. The museum is very well organized and displays a lot of the art that was found in Ephesus. I found it very interesting with good explanations in both Turkish and English. There weren't that many people here, so we could watch everything in our own pace. A plus is that the museum is air conditioned and can be a real refuge during those hot days. We visited it before going to the Ephesus site the following day which was perfect for us. I recommend getting the Aegean Museum Pass which includes this museum, Ephesus site and the terrace houses. You can get the pass at the museum for 75 TL.
I'm reviewing the museum, not the ruins. Lots of reviews on this Google page are about the ruins, and though they're wonderful, this is a separate location and attraction with its own entrance fee located down the road from the ruins. This museum houses a large collection of art works excavated from the ruins of Ephesus early in the twentieth century. Housed in an attractive modern gallery, many of the works are stunning. A small-scale ivory frieze of people and animals, probably placed on a mantel, is exquisite. Numerous gold pieces of jewelry and several gold tiaras were also strikingly refined--not big or clunky like much ancient jewelry, but thin, refined and understated. I was reminded of the museum at Corinth by this museum, though presentation of the pieces is more strikingly done here. I debated whether to go to the museum as well after a day at Ephesus. We're glad we did.
Huge archaeological park (I mean, it was once a big city!) Beautiful ruins, well preserved and restored. There are a ton of stray cats that live there, which was fun because I love cats (They’re harmless). Definitely a must see if you’re in that area of Turkey
Nice historical place from category "you must see it". It is quite important to arrive early morning to have " as less as possible visitors". Only in this moment you will make best pictures from the places. Whole area takes really time to be discovered. Some of the place are amazing and touch of old times is there. Others looks look like " pile of stones ". But is you look carefully you will discover very interesting details. ENJOY THE PLACE !!