Opium was founded in the early years of the Republic's institutions Asar-i Atika Friends Mission as a result of the efforts of the League, Gedik Ahmet Pasha Madrassa (Stone School), has started to become a tank surrounding the collection of antiquities.
President of the Association, a teacher, Solomon Gönç The official museum warehouse in 1931 he was appointed as an officer into the madrassas. At the same time the President of the People's Houses of Museology and Exhibition lever that Mr. Solomon has enriched the warehouse with the support of government agencies and People's House. Department formally on the 10th anniversary of the museum was opened in 1933 and has become a museum piece Republic Süleyman Bey was introduced.
Which serves as a mixed museum from 1933 until 1970. Opium Museum, the Museum Directorate and Archaeology Museum in 1971 moved to its new building located.
Since 1971, in the case of tank ethnographic featured stone artifacts left Gedik Ahmet Pasha Madrasa, was launched in 1978 and the repairs lasted until 1994, display and arrangement results opened in 1995 in Turkey to visit the Museum of Islamic Art, but because of damage to works of intense humidity can not be resolved in the building, 1996 Department store structure has been in the works closed in. There will be re-exposed and arranged. Archaeology Museum has a rich collection. Here the Old Bronze, Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian, Hellenistic, contains important works of the Roman and Byzantine periods. These include marble statue, city coins, sorry, excavation findings, Hittite and goddess statues and figurines are also available.