Bolu Museum

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Bolu Museum
Bolu Müzesi
Bolu Museum is located in Turkey
Bolu Museum
Bolu Museum
Established1981; 38 years ago (1981)
LocationKültür Kompleksi, Anamur, Turkey
Coordinates40°43′59″N 31°36′25″E / 40.73306°N 31.60694°E / 40.73306; 31.60694Coordinates: 40°43′59″N 31°36′25″E / 40.73306°N 31.60694°E / 40.73306; 31.60694
TypeArchaeology, Ethnography
CollectionsNeolithic, Bronze, Phyrgian, Urartu, Lydia, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman Empire
Collection size1678 archaeologic, 1680 ethnographic, 11350 coins[1]
OwnerMinistry of Culture and Tourism

Bolu Museum is a museum in Bolu, Turkey. Bolu was a leading city of the Bithynia kingdom of the antiquity.


The museum is on Stadyum street of Bolu at 40°43′59″N 31°36′25″E / 40.73306°N 31.60694°E / 40.73306; 31.60694. It is a two-storey building and a part of Culture complex of Bolu.


The museum was opened on 14 November 1981. It was damaged in 1999 Düzce earthquake. After a restoration period, it was reopened on 18 May 2006.


In the archaeology section which situated in the ground floor, the items from Neolithic, Bronze, Phyrgian, Urartu, Lydia, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine ages are exhibited. Some of these items are marble, glass, metallic and terra-cota articles. The sculptures of Asklepios, Hygeia, Telesphorus (from Seben Çeltikdere excavations) and Herakles (from Bolu), the bust of Hermes, stel of a gladiator are the most important items.[2] There are 1678 items in the archaeology section [1]

In the ethnography section which is situated in the upper floor, items from the Ottoman Empire age such as religious works, weapons, ornaments, clothes and metallic tools are exhibited. Embroidery from Mudurnu region is also exhibited in this section. In a part of the ethnographic section a typical Bolu house life is portrayed [2] The number of items in this section is 1680[1]

There are also 15900 coins from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljukid, Ilkhanid and Ottoman ages.