Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, Ankara

4.6
Must see · Natural History Museum · History Museum
Set out on a journey through Anatolia's history, starting from the Paleolithic Age and ending with the present day at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi. Housed in a restored 15th-century Ottoman bazaar, the museum features over 200,000 artifacts, a portion of which are exhibited in chronological order. See the deer-shaped statuettes from the Early Bronze Age, Neolithic wall paintings, Paleolithic stone and bone tools, İznik pottery, and what is reputedly the world's most extensive collection of Hittite artifacts. Stop to have lunch in the historical setting of the nearby citadel or in one of several restaurants on the hill. For Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and beyond, use our Ankara trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Ankara vacation.
Create an itinerary including Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,945 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This is an outstanding museum, one of the best I have ever visited. The exhibits are fascinating and particularly well curated. This should be on everyone's "must see list" when in Turkey. I visited.....  more »
  • If you can see only one thing in Ankara, you MUST go to the Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muszesi. It's absolutely stunning! Incredible ceramics, metalwork, wooden items, pottery, statues, cave art, and...  more »
Google
  • Yes the museum has an extensive collection and exhibited nicely. Explanations are written in English as well a Turkish. Lighting needs to be adjusted to make the signage more legible. The audio guide is available at the entrance from the ticket seller only if you request it. I only realized that one was available after seeing the icons on cases in the museum. So I returned to rent one. The devise is a tad primitive but it works. Some of the icons are either missing or so we'll hidden, that locating some of the exhibits be ones hit and miss. Unfortunately, the central hall of the museum was closed to the public. The lame explanation elicited from one of the staff was that they were preparing an exhibit. I wrote lame, because it is possible to admit visitors to the central gallery with a small bit of imagination and for thought. The museum internet site is in Turkish. While I understand national pride, it is not pragmatic. Fortunately, someone had written an extensive article on Wikipedia with good summaries. ..........
  • Very beautiful and interesting Museum! I loved the possibility ti discover the Story of anatolian civilization and also ti spend some time in the beautiful garden...if you are in Ankara you must visit It!

Plan your trip to Ankara

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Ankara

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Ankara

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Ankara

4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Ankara

4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Ankara

See all ›
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Ankara

4.1
Duration: 2 hours
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
2.9
Duration: 2 hours