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Aksaray Museum (Zinciriye Madrasah)

The museum was opened in Zinciriye Madrasah that was made in Karamanoğulları Beylic Period, in Aksaray,1969. Zinciriye Madrasah was built with hewn stones and bricks. It is a structure with portico that consists of open-top courtyard, and 4
eyvans.The entrance is through the crest-door in the east.

There are 8 rooms which are covered with domes and vaults, in it. Until the beginning of 20th century, it had been functioned as a madrasah, and from 1940 onwards it was used as a prison for a while. Since 1969, it has been posited as a museum.

In the museum there are totally 6134 works of art of the whole Anatolian civilizations dating back to Neolithic Age (7000 BC) and reaching our day.

The Section of Archeological Creations
In this section, there are totally 2022 pieces of creations consisting of 390 samples, which date back to Neolithic Age Without Pottery, extracted from the archeological excavations at Aşıklı Höyük and Musular Mound, 24 creations from Güvercinkayası Settling which brighten the Chalcolithic Period of the Central Anatolia Region; 814 foundlings from Acemhöyük, creations, which belong to Seljuk Period, found via the excavations at Darphane; and many other works of art pertaning to the other periods.

The Section of Ethnographic Creations
It involves 584 pieces of creations that consist of objects peculiar to traditional Turkish clothing and life styles, swords and guns. All of these are collected from Aksaray and its neighbourhood.

The Section of Coins
There are 3528 coins belonging to Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman Periods and those are made of gold, silver and bronze.

Directorate of Aksaray Museum 

Zinciriye Mahallesi, Fabrika Caddesi No: 44
Tel : (0378) 213 16 67 Fax : (0378) 213 09 42
The museum is open everyday except Mondays from 08.30-12.00 am to 13.00-17.00 pm.

In museum guide, the museums which are depicted, pertain to ethnographical qualities as they can be seen through the categories on the web site.
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Adıyaman Museum
Afyonkarahisar Museum
Aksaray Museum (Zinciriye Madrasah)
Museums of Alanya
Amasra Museum / Bartın
Amasya Museum
Ankara / Museum Of Anatolıan Cıvılızatıons
The Ethnography Museum of Ankara
Ankara Museum Of Foundatıon Works
Antalya Museum
Aydın Museum
Balikesir - Edremit Ayse Sıdıka Erke Ethnography Museum
Bilecik – Söğüt Ethnography Museum
Bitlis Ahlat Museum
Bolu Museum
Burdur Museum
Bursa Museum of Turkish - Islamic Works of Art / Green Madrasah
Çanakkale Museum
Çankırı Museum
Alacahöyük and Boğazköy Museums of Çorum
Çorum Museum
Denizli Atatürk and Ethnographical Museum
Düzce Konuralp Museum / Bolu
Edirne Museum Of Archeology And Ethnography
Edirne Museum of Turkish Islamic Works of Art
Gaziantep Museums
Gumushane İkizevler City Museum
Hatay (Antakya/Antioch) Museum
Isparta Museum
Isparta Yalvaç Museum
Istanbul / Dolmabahçe Palace
Istanbul / Museum Of Palace Collectıons
Istanbul / Topkapı Palace Museum
Istanbul / The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Works of Art
Istanbul / The Museum of Foundations Calligraphy Arts
Istanbul / Turkish Museum of Buildings and Works of Art
Istanbul / Foundations Carpet Museum
Istanbul / Yıldız Porcelain Factory Museum
Istanbul / Yıldız City Museum - Yıldız Palace
Izmir - Tire Museum
Izmir Ethnography Museum
Iznik Hagia Sophia Müzesi
Iznik City Museum (Nilüfer Hatun Complex)
Kayseri Museums
Konya Ereğli Museum
Konya Ethnography Museum
Konya Karatay (Encaustic Tile Works) Museum
Konya Mevlana Museum
Konya İnce Minaret (Stone and Wooden Works) Museum
Kütahya Tile Museum
Mardin Museum
Nevşehir Museum
Nevşehir Ürgüp Museum
Samsun Archaeology and Ethnography Museum:
Sanlıurfa Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography
Tokat Museum
Urgup, Fantastic Museum in Cappadocia (Private Museum)
Van Museum
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