Last Updated on October 9, 2021
The Antalya Museum is a great archaeological museum located in the Antalya city center. With its unique masterpieces of its kind, it is one of the most important and leading museums in both Turkey and in the world.
While Antalya region is one of the bases in the world that had witnessed continuously the history of mankind, you’ll definitely have a journey to the roots of the human being when you explore the museum.
The Neanderthal skeleton fragments from the Karain Cave, the impressive sculptures from the antique age, found in the ancient city of Perge, the famous Elmalı coins from the excavations in the St. Nicholas Church and Santa Claus Church are some of the priceless displays at the museum.
What to See?
Here, you’ll admire the exhibitions including masterpieces from the Lycia, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. The very well-preserved Roman statues and sculptures, huge sarcophagi and remains from the antique theater in Perge are the most valuable exhibits.
The exhibition halls include displays of the pre-historic finds, mosaics, icons, statues of the emperors, marble portraits, ceramics, sarcophagi, coins and many ethnographic finds.
The “Hall of Gods” exhibition hall is the most popular part of the museum, that you’ll admire the 2nd century statues and busts of Greek gods and goddesses including Zeus, Athena and Aphrodite.
The “Natural History and Pre-History” exhibition hall displays a collection of artefacts from the fossils of extinct life forms from the many antique ages to the findings from the Broze age.
The “Emperors” exhibiton hall displays an impressive collection of the statues of Trajan, Hadrian and Septimus Severus, famous Roman Emperors from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.
The Museum is also home to a collection of coins, underwater artefacts, treasures, jewelry, icons, Ottoman art, calligraphy, folk costumes and beautiful rugs.
Visiting Hours & Admissions
Open every day between 08:30-19:00 (from 01 April to 01 October), 08:30-18:00 (from 01 October to 01 April).
* 45 TL at ticket window on location
How to Get to Perge?
Antalya Museum is situated on the Konyaalti street, about 6,5 km. from Antalya town center. See the location map.
You can take a public bus from central Antalya and or walk.
Address: Konyaalti Str. No:88, central Antalya
Tel: +90 238 56 88