Corum Museum

Corum Museum

Corum Museum, which is located at the center of the city near Monument of Martyrs, was inaugurated on October 13 1968. The museum has four exhibition halls that come together in a single storey building and also an area for storing materials and a laboratory for photography.

Works from Alacahöyük, Boğazköy, Ortaköy, Eskiyapar, Pazarlı and Kuşsaray supplemented with a selection of Çorum Museum's archaeological pieces are displayed in the museum. The museum is also has some works form Alişar Höyük.

Corum Museum

First Hall and the Corridor includes coins, ceramics, glass perfume cups and lachrymatories, figurines and statuettes, offering cups, steles, sarcophagi and column capitals. Jewellery from Hellenistic (300 BC – 30 BC), Roman (30 BC – 300 AD) or Byzantine period (300 AD - 1500s) is displayed in typological order.

Exhibition includes Hittite and Phrygian period beak-shaped vessels, Hittite period bath basins, flask-shaped cups from the Hittite and Phrygian periods, vases dated to the Phrygian era with moulds and crucibles in a variety of shapes. Painted reliefed wall panels also displayed include multi coloured baked earth reliefs.

In this gallery, pottery, stone and bronze implements from various cultures are on display. The artwork in these galleries includes pots from the Chalcolithic-Old Bronze age as well as Idols and spear heads found in Alişar.

Third and Fourth Halls: Unique rugs and kilims from the Çorum region, clothing, jewellery and ornaments for both men and women, wooden objects as well as manuscript form religious books created during Seljuk and Ottoman periods.

Garden: Fountain with a bull figure, statues from the Roman and Byzantine periods, tomb steles and milling stones, inscriptions and tombstones from Seljuk and Ottoman periods are on display.

A 1997 statistic says that there are 12,337 items stored at the museum. 3408 of these are archaeological material while 2360 pieces are ethnographic, 3169 coins, and so on..