İzmir is a city that lives 24 hours a day with its rich cultural and artistic life. It is possible to see the traces of civilizations living on these lands all over the city, which has an uninterrupted 8,500-year history. Located in the westernmost part of Anatolia, at a strategic point that has carried Anatolian riches to the west for thousands of years, İzmir reflects its historical past with its multicultural structure.
Izmir museums, where you can see the historical past, cultural texture, daily life and traditions of the city, are as popular with the people of Izmir as those who visit the city. There are more than 50 museums of various sizes in İzmir, from archeology museums to ancient cities that reflect the richness of İzmir, which was one of the most important settlements of the region in antiquity.
Ethnography Museum is one of the most magnificent structures of the city with its historical building dating back to 1831, located in the same garden as the Izmir Archeology Museum. In the museum, which presents sections from the social life of Izmir and its region in the 19th century, handicrafts that are on the verge of extinction today are animated with mannequins.
İzmir Ethnography Museum visiting hours are during the summer (1 April – 1 October) 10.00-17.00; winter period (1 October – 1 April) 08.30-17.30. The museum is open to visitors 6 days a week, except Mondays.