Museums in Cappadocia

Tourist information and guide to must see best museums in Cappadocia, Turkey


Cappadocia can be considered as a region of open air museum. There are variety of great museums in Cappadocia. The Goreme National Park that were added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1985 hosts the popular open air museums in Cappadocia.


Must See Museums in Cappadocia for you...

As for open air museums in Cappadocia, the Goreme Open Air Museum and the Zelve Valley Open Air Museum are the must see open air museums in Cappadocia. There are also great private museums that worth a visit and see on your Cappadocia holidays that include Guray Museum of Ceramics and Pottery, Chez Galip Hair Museum and Cappadocia Museum of Art and History.

Goreme Open Air Museum - in Goreme



Goreme Open Air Museum is a rocky settlement area that has hosted an extreme monastery life between 4th to 13th centuries D.C. that travellers may experience and enjoy some well preserved, rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century and the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. The region forms a valley including churches, chapels, dining halls and sitting rooms at the rock-cut blocks. Read more about Goreme Open Air Museum >>

Zelve Valley Open Air Museum - between Avanos and Goreme



In Zelve Valley Open Air Museum, travellers may experience sharp pointed and wide fairy chimneys. The area has been one of the most important residential and worship places for Christianity between the 8th and 13th centuries. Read more about Zelve Valley Open Air Museum >>


Guray Museum of Ceramics and Pottery - in Avanos



A private museum located in Avanos. A huge ceramic art work and pottery, world-renowned contemporary and traditional ceramic artists's works, fine arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography are exhibited at the museum.
Address: Yeni Mahalle Dereyamanli Str. No:44 50500 Avanos, Cappadocia
Tel: +90 384 511 23 74

Chez Galip Hair Museum - in Avanos



A private museum located in Avanos. One of the most interesting museums in the world, more than 16,000 women hair samples are exhibited at the museum. All parts of the museums are covered with locks of hair from women with their addresses on the papers hold on the hair locks.
Address: Yukari dist., No: 24, Str 100, Avanos, Cappadocia
Tel: +90 384 511 42 40

Cappadocia Museum of Art and History - Doll Museum - in Mustafapasa, Urgup



A private museum located in Mustafapasa near Urgup and housed in 150 years old mansion. More than 2000 pieces of hand made dolls from Turkey and all over the world in their unique costumes, the wall paintings of Kostas Meletiyadis, the mansion's historical star windows, yards, rooms, doors and accessories can be admired at the museum.
Address: Yukari dist. Gazi Str. No: 6 Mustafapasa, Urgup, Cappadocia
Tel: +90 384 353 52 21