Ephesus Museum, Selcuk

4.6
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
See an archeological treasure recovered from one of the largest urban centers of ancient Asia Minor, including the famous statue of Artemis, at Ephesus Museum. Through more than 50,000 pieces, the museum tells the story of the city from Mycenaean and classical Greek times to Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. See the great selection of vases, statues, mosaics, and other artifacts at the archaeological section of the museum, and learn about the daily life in Byzantine and Ottoman Ephesus in the ethnological exhibits. The museum provides thorough information about exhibits in both Turkish and English. To visit Ephesus Museum on your trip to Selcuk, use our Selcuk trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • The museum is way smaller than I expected. You can visit with just a little time. I don't think is a must, I didn't find anything special  more »
  • For most visitors visiting the Ephesus ancient city is quite enough and I could agree with that. Those wishing for more knowledge should come also to this museum, and this time I joined them. After...  more »
  • Diverse collection spanning centuries. Having a guide would be better to really know what you are looking at.  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit. Inspiring history, old buildings and ruins. Unfortunately there is a lot of tourists visiting. If there wasn't that crowded it would get the last and 5. star
  • An absolute treasure trove for history buffs. A must see open place museum definitely worth the 40TL ticket per person. Just remember to have an umbrella, sunscreen and your sunglasses in summer or expect dehydration b scorching hot weather. This a nice place which gives you plenty of food for thought.
  • A wonderful and stunning place. If you near don’t miss it!! It’s complicated with different entries and here is what we did and what worked very well. Park at the (lower) northern parking spot (it cost 10lira). Just walk the way up and walk the way down. A lot of people want to catch you to drive you up. The way inside Ephesus isn’t that wide and it’s no that steep. For us it was very good to have the way up and down. We saw each way many different things. Inside Ephesus at the left you can rent Audio Guides (45 lira only cash) with many good an interesting informations.
  • Good museum but not worthy. It’s just showing some of the findings during excavations. If you don’t have time just go directly to the Ephesus ancient city. There you can see the major achievements of the Roman and Greek empires during ages. The museum has also a very cheap ticket (18 TL).
  • I had every intention of visiting here before I arrived. Was not disappointed. It's an amazing site. My friend and I only had an hour here because we'd booked a taxi for return but would recommend about 2-3 hours here to properly appreciate it. The detail in the statues and figures are amazing. I would suggest though that you wear comfortable, flat shoes. The stones that you walk on can get slippery as I found out when I ended up on my bottom!! Make sure that you take sun cream, water and a hat. It gets very hot.

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