The Antalya Archeological Museum - Antalya Müzesi to locals - is one of the biggest museums in Turkey and is a prominent attraction in the city. Located in the district of Konyaaltı in Antalya, the Antalya Museum features a number of exhibition halls and an open air gallery that span across an area of over 75,000 square feet. A total of 13 exhibition halls make up the museum - the Natural History Hall, Pre-History Hall, Proto-History Hall, Classic Period Hall, Statuary Hall, Hall of Small Objects, Hall of Imperial Statues, Sarcophagus Hall, The Mosaic Hall, Hall of Coins, Turkish -Islamic Period Works, Ethnographic Hall and the Children's section. Over 5,000 artefacts and works of art are on display at these halls, showcasing the years of history of the Mediterranean and Pamphylia regions. Antalya Museum was opened to the public in 1922 and has won the “European Council Special Prize” in the year of 1988.
Tickets cost around 15TL
Open daily (except on Mondays) from 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Around 2 – 3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The 13 exhibition halls and the open air gallery
Although designated prayer room facilities at Antalya Museum might be unavailable to visitors, finding prayer facilities near the Antalya Museum will not be difficult. Several mosques near Antalya Museum such as the Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Yivliminare Mosque, Iskele Mosque and the KesikMinare are all located within city limits and can be visited by Muslim travellers during prayer times.
Access to Halal food near the Antalya Museum will be available in abundance. Several eateries and Halal restaurants near Antalya Museum are located in Antalya, with Seraser Fine Dining Restaurant, MCYörüks and Hakan Usta Baklavalari being some of the prominent spots in the city. However some restaurants in Antalya do serve alcohol and it is best to enquire with the restaurant owners about the preparation of Halal food prior to dining.