Izmir Museums open the doors of vast history. Why not discover the mysteries of a city?
Izmir Archaeology Museum, Izmir Ethnography Museum, Izmir City Hall Museum, Izmir Chamber of Commerce Museum.
The Izmir Archeology Museum is one of the first built in Western Anatolia and contains a collection of artifacts of the Aegon Region. Because of the museum’s collection has been categorized as a regional museum rather than a local one because of the importance of its collection. The museum is located in Konak in the central part of the city. It is within walking distance of Konak Square.
The museum building is constructed on three floors over the ground floor. The 1st and 2nd floors are used as exhibition halls and the 3rd floor is used as a warehouse, laboratory, photograph studio and office. In the exhibition, giving sections from the social life of İzmir and its surroundings in the 19th century is targeted. For this reason, our hand arts such as tin processing, bath clog production, pottery, blue bead production, wooden printing, carpet weaving, ropery, felt production and leather processing, which are about to disappear today due to industrialization is exhibited and introduced.
In the Museum there are 1440 volumes in Ottoman Turkish, nearly 8 thousand newspapers printed in Latin and 5 thousand handwritten works, all open to researchers. In the Museum’s digital archives there are many photographs, images, posters, documents and materials from daily life, passed down through the generations, donated by the people of Izmir to form Izmir’s memory. However, these are also open for researchers to make use of.
The Izmir Commerce History Museum, which was formed in 2003, shows the city’s identity and its history, molded with commerce and culture through archeological and ethnographic pieces. Thus, this museum, in which the Izmir Chamber of Commerce also resides, can be toured virtually online.
In the museum is a bread stamp, to show that bread in the Byzantine did go through quality control.