Edirne Museum

Edirne Museum is in Edirne, Turkey

Location

The museum is in the center of Edirne on Kadirpaşa Mektep street. It is next to the famous Selimiye Mosque at .

History

The museum was established in 1925 in a medrese of the Selimiye Mosque with instruction of Atatürk by Dr. Rifat Osman, Arif Dağdeviren and Necmi İğe. Although it was originally planned as an archaeology museum, it also contained many ethnographic items. On 25 November 1936 (the 13th anniversary of the liberation of Edirne following the Turkish War of Independence) a second medrese building was added to the museum. On 13 June 1971 the museum was moved to the new museum building which was built next to former building. The architect of the new building was İhsan Kıygı. (The medrese building was redesigned as an Islamic art museum.)

The archaeology section

The first displays are about the Paleontology. Bones of elephant, rhinoceros and horse are displayed (currently elephant and rhinoceros are excint from Turkey). Among the archaeological displays there are some remains from the Chalcolithic age. But the Majority of the items are from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Empire ages. Especially the terra-cotta Aphrodite figurines are notable. There are also funerary steles of Thracians

The ethnography section

This section includes mostly items from the Turkish age, including the carpets in the bride and circumcision rooms, closets and various clothing. There are special sections for the hamam ("Turkish bath") and the living room of a typical old Edirne house.

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Mehmet Ö.
19 March 2017
M.Ö. II. yüzyıla kadar giden antik Yunan veya daha yakın dönemlerden Doğu Roma eserlerini görmek mümkün. 18. ve 19. yüzyıldan geleneksel Türk adetlerinde kullanılan eşyaları da incelenebilir.
İngiliz Kültür Edirne
Arkeoloji bölümünde prehistorik, Roma ve Bizans dönemlerine ait yazıtlar, mimari elemanlar, toprak kaplar, steller ve heykeller sergilenmektedir.
Mehmet İŞ
30 April 2017
Temiz, küçük, şirin, özenle seçilmiş eserlerin teşhir edildiği güzel bir müze. Oturur pozisyonda küçük heykeller görmenizi tavsiye ederim.
Nihan Y.
17 November 2017
Muzekartin gectigi bu minik muze mutlaka ziyaret edilmeli.. 'Spartakus'un Trakyali oldugunu biliyor muydunuz?' ????
Dursun Demir
8 August 2019
Konumu çok güzel. Küçük ama zaman ayırmaya değer. Müze kart geçerli.
Ugur
7 July 2016
Roma dönemine ait eserleri Edirne'ye gelmişken görebilirsiniz. Bahçesinde oturup Selimiye Camii'ni seyredin. Giriş ücreti 5 TL.
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Meydan Mahallesi, Kadir Paşa Mektep Sk. No:7, 22020 Edirne Merkez/Edirne, Turkey Get directions
Thu 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Mon-Tue 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

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