Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
Anatolian Museum of Civilization © J Brew
The museum which charts the history of Asia Minor is housed in a lovely 15th-century restored building (originally a market and caravanserai) close to the centre of Ankara, and is the ideal place to visit for anyone intending to travel through Turkey, delving into the past.
It is filled with fascinating collections of archaeological finds, from monolithic statues to delicate jewellery, including some from Catal Huyuk, believed to be the earliest known human social community in the world. From the Palaeolithic and Neolithic, and through all the great civilizations since, this museum is like a time machine for antiquity buffs.
Address: Old city (Ulus) near the entrance to the Citadel
Opening times: Daily except Monday 8:30am to 5:30pm