Kırşehir Museum

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Kırşehir Museum
Kırşehir Müzesi
Kırşehir Museum is located in Turkey
Kırşehir Museum
Kırşehir Museum
Established1997; 22 years ago (1997)
LocationAhi Evran caddesi 10 Kırşehir, Turkey
Coordinates39°08′55″N 34°09′31″E / 39.14861°N 34.15861°E / 39.14861; 34.15861Coordinates: 39°08′55″N 34°09′31″E / 39.14861°N 34.15861°E / 39.14861; 34.15861
TypeArchaeology, Ethnography
CollectionsCopper Age to Modern Age
Collection size5112[1]
OwnerMinistry of Culture and Tourism

Kırşehir Museum is a museum in Kırşehir, Turkey

The museum is on Ahi Evran street in Kırşehir at 39°08′55″N 34°09′31″E / 39.14861°N 34.15861°E / 39.14861; 34.15861.

In 1936 a mosque was used to keep the ethnographical items. But the museum was not established till 1997. Kaman-Kalehöyük excavations was instrumental in establishing the museum. The two storey 264 square metres (2,840 sq ft) [1] museum building is a part of Kırşehir Culture complex which was previously used as an art gallery. There are two exhibition halls and one stock room. The artifacts in the museum span from early Copper Age to present age. The archaeologic items and coins are exhibited in the ground floor. The ethnographic items are exhibited in the upper floor. Among the ethnographical items a special section is reserved for Ahi Evren of Kırşehir, a Muslim preacher who was known as the founder of Ahis fraternity in the 13th century.[2]

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