Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is close to the citadel entrance.
An old bedesten (covered bazaar) has been beautifully restored and now
houses a marvelous and unique collection of Paleolithic, Neolithic, Hatti,
Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian, and Roman works and showpiece Lydian treasures.
(Open every day, except Monday. During the summer, the museum opens every
Painting and Sculpture Museum
Ethnography Museum is opposite the Opera House on Talat Pasa Boulevard.
There is a fine collection of folkloric artifacts as well as artifacts
from Seljuk and Ottoman mosques. (Open every day, except Monday).
Painting and Sculpture Museum is close to the Ethnography Museum and
houses a rich collection of Turkish art from the late 19th century to
the present day. There are also galleries for guest exhibitions. (Open
every day, except Monday).
Liberation War Museum, diagonally
across the street from Ulus Square, is in what was originally the first
parliament building of the Republic of Turkey. There the War of Liberation
was planned and directed as recorded in various photographs and items
on exhibition. In another display are wax figures of former presidents
of the Republic of Turkey. (Open every day, except Monday).
Museum of the Republic, close to the Liberation War Museum, is housed
in what was the second parliament building of the Republic. The exhibition
here records important events in the early republican period. (Open every
day, except Monday). Ataturk's House is on the grounds of the Presidential
Palace in Cankaya and was Ataturk's house after the founding of the Republic.
The house is much as it was in Ataturk's day, and exhibits photographs
that record important events. (Open Sundays and on religious and national
holidays, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm).
Natural History Museum can be found on the grounds of the MTA (Mineral
Research and Exploration Institute) on the Eskisehir road in Ankara.
The displays record the evolutionary development of the world. (Open every
day except religious holidays).
Museum collections were begun between 1880 and 1888 by then Postal
Director Izzet Efendi. The Museum in Altindag was opened in 1982, and
contains a postal display, a telegraph and telephone display, and a stamp
display. (Open weekdays).
TRT Museum (Turkish Radio & Television Broadcasting) has exhibits
from the beginning of radio in Turkey, including antique phonographs and
radios. It is located in the TRT General Directorate building in the Oran
district. (Open Mon.,Wed., Fri., 11 am - 3 pm).
Cultic Figure from Alacahoyuk, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations,
Akif Ersoy Museum, on the Hacettepe University Central Campus, commemorates
the famous national poet who, in this house, wrote the text of the Turkish
national anthem, as well as songs of independence, and many poems. (Open
weekdays from 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm).
TCDD Open-air Locomotive Museum, near the railway station by Celal
Bayar Blvd., shows the history of steam locomotion through the locomotives
on display. (Open weekdays).
Cartography Museum, located in the Harita Genel Komutanligi building
in the Cebeci quarter, has old and new maps. (Open Tues. / Thurs. from
9 am - 12 pm / 2 - 5 pm).
Mother goddess from Catalhoyuk, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations,
Meteorology Museum on Sanatoryum Ave. in Kalaba, shows the history
of meteorology in Turkey. (Open weekdays).
Education Museum follows the history
and technology of education in Turkey. It i's located in Ankara Gazi University,
in the Besevler district. (Open weekdays).
Toy Museum in Cebeci houses toys of all kinds made of wood, metal,
porcelain, paper- , etc. (Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 5
Museum on the campus of Middle East Technical University has archeological
artifacts and ethnographic displays. (Open weekdays, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm).
Ziraat Museum at the Ulus branch of the bank displays a rich collection
of coins and money in a building of architectural beauty. (Open weekdays
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm)