Cankiri Museum

Cankiri Museum

The Çankırı Museum, opened in 1972 to visitors, is one of Anatolia's important archaeological exhibition areas.

The relics of civilizations that inhabited this region in Anatolia are seen here. Pieces belonging to Neolitic, Calcolithic, Old Bronze, Hittite, Frightful Roman and Byzantine empires, Seljuk and Ottoman Periods are exhibited and introduced at the Museum. The exhibits of these ancient civilizations give visitors a chance to view different periods of their local history which run from about 6000 BC through modern times.

Cankiri Museum

The archeological and ethnographical exhibits are shown in the same location of the museum. In the museum's archeology section, you can see works from ancient periods such as Old Bronze, Hittite, Hellenistic, and Roman. There are cooked earth containers, bones for funerary purposes, bronze tools used in religious ceremonies and personal beauty accessories such as beads and mirrors.

The ethnography section of this museum features weavings, hand works, calligraphy art samples, print molds, clothes and other life-related objects from the Çankırı area.

This exhibition hall is home to a historical oxcart used during the Independence War era. In addition, there are glass works that date back to Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras in the glass section of the exhibit hall. There are stone sculptures, grave steles, mile stones, architectural parts, and inscriptions on the sidewalk outside the building.