Some of the best finds from the ancient city are on display, including an exquisitely carved Artemis statue famous for its multi-breasted depiction of the goddess. The highlight of the museum for most tourists though is the Gladiator Room, with exhibits of the finds from the gladiator cemetery excavation and information panels that explain gladiator life in the golden days of the city.
Address: Ugur Mumcu Sevgi Yolu Caddesi, Selçuk
The building of this museum, which was opened by the Selçuk Municipality in 2012, was used in the second half of the 19th century, in the Ottoman Era as a regie storehouse, and was handed over to a monopoly in the Republic Era. In this building, which was the city’s industrial heritage, is an exhibition on Selçuk’s historical fabric and the people’s cultural heritage. Aside from the up to date and timed exhibitions it also serves as a center for education, research and culture. Oral history studies are also exhibited.
Address : İsa Bey Mahallesi, Namık Kemal Cd. No:2, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir
The Çamlık outdoor museum was inaugurated in 1991 just as steam was phased out from Turkey. It has one of the largest steam engines collection in Europe, most them joining the museum shortly after being retired from service. The museum is perfectly located, a few minutes away from Turkey most famous historical site Ephesus. It sits on the premises of the former Çamlık station, now disused because of a realignment of the Izmir Aydın main line. All the original buildings have been retained, including the small three tracks engine shed that housed the banking engines in the era of steam.
The museum is under new management since 1999 and has been very much improved since. All the engines have been repainted and the junkyard that was formerly in front of the station building has been cleared. The gardening is very nice and the museum has been enclosed using old railway ties. In 2001, the engine shed has been cleaned up and all the tools are now neatly presented. The collection has been enlarged on several occasion in a wize attempt by TCDD to gather in Camlık rolling stock that was previously scattered around the country.
Address : Çamlık Buharlı Lokomotif Müzesi
Çamlık Köyu, Selçuk – İzmir / Türkiye
Tel: (+90-232) 89 48 116; Fax: (+90-232) 89 48 021