Ephesus Museum

Initially, a storage facility was established and artifacts unearthed during excavations and collected from the neighbourhood were brought here. In 1964, the southern section of the current museum building was finished and the first exhibitions were opened to visits. Since the museum building consisting of a few halls proved to be insufficient for displaying artifacts coming from excavations, it was expanded with the construction of the northern section in 1976. The museum has two main sections, namely the archaeological section and the ethnographic section (arasta).

The museum is closed until August 2014 for major renovations.

    Summer Opening Time
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    Winter Opening Time
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    Closing Day
    08:30 17:30 08:30 18:30 Open everyday

    Ticket booths are closing 30 minutes or an hour before the museum closing time.
    Address : Atatürk Mah. Uğur Mumcu Sevgi Yolu, Selçuk / İzmir
    E-mail : efes@muze.gov.tr - efesmuzesi@kultur.gov.tr
    Phone : (232) 892 60 10 - (232) 892 60 11
    Fax : (232) 892 70 02

    The Ephesus Museum is a local museum with a rich collection that is very important for the archaeology of Ephesus and Anatolia, consisting of artifacts brought mainly from the Ephesus excavations, the Basilica of St. John, the Belevi Mausoleum and the ruins in the neighbourhood. Artifacts displayed in the museum date from very different eras beginning from 4000 BC and including Prehistoric, Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods. The artifacts are not displayed in chronological order, but in halls arranged according to the sites where they were found.

    Should See

    Hall of Slope Houses and House Finds
    Hall of Fountain Finds
    Hall of New Finds
    Great Courtyard
    Hall of Tomb Finds
    Hall of Artemis of Ephesus
    Hall of Emperor Cults and Portraits
    Hikmet Gürçay Art Gallery
    Small Courtyard and the Front Garden
    Ethnographic (Arasta) Section

    10 TL