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Museum guide
Mardin Museum

The building of the Mardin Museum, situated next to Cumhuriyet Square, was originally constructed as the Church of Virgin Mary and as the part of the Syriac Catholic Patriarchate by the Patriarch of Antioch, Ignatios Behnan Banni in 1895. Converted into a museum in 1995, this structure has three stories. On the first floor are: the information desk, conference, exhibition and relaxation salons; on the second floor, the salon reserved for the ethnographical items and the library and craft display cabinets; on the third floor: exhibition salons for pieces excavated from Girnavaz Mound and for archaeological pieces that are bought and added to the museum collection

The museum houses ceramics, seals, cylindrical stamps, coins, lamps, figurines, teardrop bottles, jewellery, vases and many other pieces belonging to the Early Bronze, Middle Bronze and Late Bronze Ages, the First Iron Age, Assyrian, Urartian, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Artukid and Ottoman periods. In the salon reserved for the ethnographical items are choice pieces of silverwork from Mardin and its environs, especially Midyat, including: necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets, pieces worn on the forehead, original clothing, swords, coffee (myrrh) sets, bathhouse pieces, prayer beads, heating implements and copper pieces.


1.Cadde, Cumhuriyet Alanı
Tel : (0482) 212 16 64
Faks : (0482) 212 77 97
The museum is open everyday except Mondays from 08.00 - 17.00

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
Birsen Malkoç
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