Izmir Ethnography Museum

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Izmir Ethnography Museum
İzmir Etnografya Müzesi
Izmir Ethnography Museum.jpg
LocationIzmir, Turkey
Coordinates38°29′09″N 27°09′00″E / 38.485845°N 27.149963°E / 38.485845; 27.149963

The İzmir Ethnography Museum (Turkish: İzmir Etnografya Müzesi) is an ethnography museum in Izmir, Turkey, containing a number of pieces of clothing and pottery from the Seljuk period of Turkish history onwards. Admission to the museum is free.

The building that now houses the İzmir Ethnography Museum was originally built in 1831 to function as the St. Roche Hospital.[1] The building is four stories high and is made of stone. The museum contain a beautiful collection of colorful displays, including dioramas, photos and information panels. These artifacts demonstrate the local arts, crafts and customs. Various sections in the museum portray subjects as wide-ranging and intriguing as camel wrestling, pottery, tin-plating and felt-making, embroidery. There are also various displays of weaponry, jewelry and a rich collection of illustrated manuscripts.[2]

The Izmir Ethnography Museum.
A sample of the traditional embroidery on display at the museum.


  1. ^ Nazan Maksudyan -Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire 2014 Page 178 0815652976 "Today, the building serves as the Izmir Ethnography Museum and the same term, piçhane, is still in use."
  2. ^ "İzmir Ethnography Museum". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 18 October 2013. "İzmir Ethnography Museum"