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Address: Istasyon Caddesi, Gaziantep, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 342 324 8809

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One of best museums in the world

We have gone to the Gaziantep Mosaic museum 3 times and I will surely go back. It is really suitable to take kids of varying ages (not too large but packed with interesting things... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2016
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We have gone to the Gaziantep Mosaic museum 3 times and I will surely go back. It is really suitable to take kids of varying ages (not too large but packed with interesting things to look at and inspiring kids' imagination). We learned a lot about the dramatic history of the area. Really impressive and modern display, easy to navigate.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This modern museum showcases superb mosaics unearthed at the Roman site of Belkıs-Zeugma before the Birecik Dam flooded most of the site forever. The second floor has excellent views of virtually complete floor mosaics retrieved from Roman villas, providing a detailed insight into past centuries. Other incredibly well-preserved highlights include the poignant Gypsy Girl and the Birth of Venus mosaics,... More 

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Thank Berke E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Interesting place. Some great mosaics with decent information on their age and subject matter. The second half of the exhibit seemed unfinished, or possibly an afterthought. Usual selection of kitsch souvenirs for sale afterwards.

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Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Definetely a must-See place! I am Proud of THE museum as a Turk. I have been there several times, with my children, friends, students. Everyone liked it very much. If you love mythology, it is better to spare some time for THE explanations. I suggest you to watch THE video before going around

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Richmond, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

A truely beautiful place to visit. The history was amazing . The mosaics were beautifully displayed in the new museum with thoughtful lighting . There were great vantage points along the way . One of my unexpected highlights during my visit to Turkey

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

So not all the reviews here seem to be for the same museum. That said I thought I'd leave a note for fellow travellers that we found the Archaeology Museum (not the fabulous new mosaic museum note) very closed, but with much active work. The buildings were gutted, no windows, no plumbing... Ask around before making the trek.

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

This museum has a good English headphone commentary and gives a full and interesting overview of the city and its history. Worth visiting to find out about Gaziantep and its surroundings

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Well worth the visit especially after moving from the old small museum. Great displays although they have add-ons like apps to explore which costs more.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

If this is the only museum you are going to visit in Turkey, then go ahead, but really it has very little to offer. The main thing I wanted to see were the mosaics from Zeugma, but they have all been moved to their own facility, leaving a small, and not very well presented collection of pottery and weaponry.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

The museum is relatively small and will take you about 30min to see. It holds very old pieces from the region, but the collection is small and not presented well. Don't forget to see the pieces in the garden.

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