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Mugla Museum, Mugla

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Muğla Museum is a museum in Muğla, Turkey. It is a general purpose museum combining natural history, archaeology and ethnography. The museum building, which is located on Müştak Bey street, is the former prison of Muğla city. The building was restored and opened as a museum in 1994.

One section of the museum exhibits the fossils of animals that lived 5-9 million years ago (i.e., Turolian period) from Kaklıcatepe, a hill close to Muğla. Another section focuses on archaeology; finds from excavations in Stratonicea excavations are exhibited in this area. There is also a skeleton of a gladiator. In ethnography section clothes and everyday tools from Muğla area are exhibited. There are 5460 items in the museum.
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  • Consists primarily of local finds, including from Stratonikeia, and bones from ancient animals. Free entry, and you will probably have the place to yourself - very welcoming  more »
  • A small but an interesting one in the city center. There are 4 halls inside. Small one for gladiators was the most interesting one for me. There is a clean and free toilet inside. Museum is free as...  more »
  • Modest, old fashioned kind of Museum. Nice stone plastic of Ancient Hellenistic and Roman time on display in cortyard.
  • Gladiators and dinausors sections are the stars of this museum.

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