|The Museum of
Anatolian Civilizations: Close to the citadel gate, an old bedesten has
been beautifully restored and now houses a marvelous and unique collection
including Paleolithic, Neolithic, Hatti, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian,
Roman works, and showpiece Lydian treasures. (Open every day, except
Monday. During the summer, the museum opens everyday).
The Ethnography Museum: Opposite the Opera House on Talat Pasa Boulevard
is the Ethnography Museum. There is a fine collection of folkloric
artifacts as well as fine items from Seljuk and
Ottoman mosques. (Open
every day, except Monday).
Anatolian Civilizations Museum
Ataturk's house, Ankara
This museum is on the grounds of the Presidential Palace in Cankaya and
was Ataturk's house after the founding of the Republic. The house is much
as it was in Ataturk's day, with additional photographs recording
important events. (Open Sundays, religious and national holidays, 1:30 pm
to 5 pm).
Ataturk's house, Ankara
|The Painting and
Sculpture Museum: This museum is close to the Ethnography Museum and
houses a fine collection of Turkish art from the late 19th century to the
present day. There are also galleries for visiting exhibitions. (Open
every day,except Monday).
The Museum of Liberation: The museum is close to Ulus Square in a building
that was originally the first parliament building of the Turkish Republic.
The War of Liberation was planned from here and the photographs and items
of the exhibition record that period. And in another display are wax
figures of all the presidents of the Turkish Republic. (Open every day,
Museum of the Republic: Housed in the second parliament building of the
Republic, close to the Museum of Liberation, the exhibition here records
important events in the early days of the Republic. (Open every day,
Natural History Museum: This museum can be found on the grounds of the MTA
(Mineral Exploration and Research Institute) on the Eskisehir road from
Ankara. The displays record the natural development of the world. (Open
every day except religious holidays).
PTT Museum: collections were begun between 1880 and 1885 by then-Postal
Director Izzet Efendi. The Museum was opened in 1982, and contains a
postal section, a telegraph and telephone section, and a stamp section. (Open
TRT Museum: (Turkish Radio & Television Broadcasting) has exhibits from
the time of the beginning of radio in Turkey, including antique
phonographs and radios. It is located in the TRT General Directorate
building in the Oran district.(Open Mon.,Wed., Fri., 11-3).
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Museum: On the Hacettepe University Central Campus,commemorates
the famous Turkish national poet who wrote the text of the Turkish
national anthem, songs of independence, and many poems in this house. (Open
weekdays between 10-12 and 2-4).
Locomotives Museum: Near the railway station by Celal Bayar Blvd., shows
the history of steam-locomotion with its locomotives. (Open weekdays).
Cartography Museum: located in the Harita Genel Komutanligi building in
the Cebeci quarter, has old and new maps. (Open Tues. and Thurs. between
9-12 and 2-5)
Meteorology Museum: on Sanatoryum Ave. in Kalaba, shows the history of
meteorology in Turkey. (Open weekdays).
Education Museum: Displays the history and technology of education in
Turkey and has archives; it is located at Ankara Gazi University, in the
Besevler district. (Open weekdays).