Last Updated on April 3, 2022
Cappadocia can be considered as a region of open air museum. There are variety of great museums in Cappadocia. The Goreme National Park has been added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1985 and hosts the famous open air museum in Cappadocia. As for open air museums in Cappadocia, the Goreme Open Air Museum and the Zelve Valley Open Air Museum are must see ones in Cappadocia.
There are also great private museums that you won’t want to miss on your Cappadocia holidays. They include; the Guray Museum of Ceramics and Pottery, Chez Galip Hair Museum and Cappadocia Museum of Art and History.
Best Museums in Cappadocia
Goreme Open Air Museum in Goreme
Goreme Open Air Museum is a rocky settlement area that has hosted an extreme monastery life between 4th to 13th centuries D.C. that travellers may experience and enjoy some well preserved, rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century and the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. The region forms a valley including churches, chapels, dining halls and sitting rooms at the rock-cut blocks.
Zelve Valley Open Air Museum between Avanos and Goreme
In Zelve Valley Open Air Museum, travelers may experience sharp pointed and wide fairy chimneys. The area has been one of the most important residential and worship places for Christianity between the 8th and 13th centuries.
Guray Museum of Ceramics and Pottery in Avanos
A private museum located in Avanos. A huge ceramic art work and pottery, world-renowned contemporary and traditional ceramic artists’s works, fine arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography are exhibited at the museum.
Address: Yeni Mahalle Dereyamanli Str. No:44 50500 Avanos, Cappadocia
Tel: +90 384 511 23 74
Chez Galip Hair Museum in Avanos
A private museum located in Avanos. One of the most interesting museums in the world, more than 16,000 women hair samples are exhibited at the museum. All parts of the museums are covered with locks of hair from women with their addresses on the papers hold on the hair locks.
Address: Yukari dist., No: 24, Str 100, Avanos, Cappadocia
Tel: +90 384 511 42 40
Cappadocia Museum of Art and History – Doll Museum– in Mustafapasa, Urgup
A private museum located in Mustafapasa near Urgup and housed in 150 years old mansion. More than 2000 pieces of hand made dolls from Turkey and all over the world in their unique costumes, the wall paintings of Kostas Meletiyadis, the mansion’s historical star windows, yards, rooms, doors and accessories can be admired at the museum.
Address: Yukari dist. Gazi Str. No: 6 Mustafapasa, Urgup, Cappadocia
Tel: +90 384 353 52 21