Archaeology Museum

The Archaeology Museum of Alanya exhibits bronze, marble, terra-cotta and glass artefacts, mosaics and coin collections belonging to the Archaic and Classical ages, Roman and Byzantine periods, and also Turkish Islamic works of art from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods.

The Archaeology Museum of Alanya exhibits bronze, marble, terra-cotta and glass artefacts, mosaics and coin collections belonging to the Archaic and Classical ages, Roman and Byzantine periods, and also Turkish Islamic works of art from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods.

In the Archaeology section of the museum, a stone inscription in Phoenician language dating to 625 BC. the oldest artefact n the museum, catches the attention. The most famous work in the museum is the cast bronze statue of the mythological hero
Heracles, dating to the 2 century BC.

The etbnography department exhibits items collected from the environs of Alanya, reflecting the folkloric aspects of the region, such as Yöcük (nomadic people) kilims, sacks woven from goat’s hair, saddlebags, dresses and clothing items, samples of embroidery, arms, kitchenware and tableware for daily use, jewellery, manuscripts, and writing tools as well as a period room representing daily life in an Alanya house. The museum’s garden is an open air exhibit of stoneware from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods The museum is open daily except Mondays.