Archaeology and Ethnography Museum is 1 km (0.6 mile) far to Edirne centurum.Ethnography Section: at the entrance, on the left side, there is a collection consisting of silver works with a sultan’s signature and other house tools, donated by a person from Edirne and just beside it, there are a Gördes-type carpet prayer rug, laid in the niche of Selimiye Mosque, and Şarköy kilims belonging to the 19th century. Again, the coins belonging to the Ottoman Sultans’ periods are exhibited in the first of the three showcases in the same line; the treasures found during the base excavations are exhibited in the second showcase; and the coins caught at the customs doors while being illegally transferred to other countries and brought to the museum are exhibited in the third showcase.

One of the most important parts of the hall is the part reflecting the ritual circumcision and bride rooms. The ritual circumcision bed is prepared by putting 22 bindallı side by side and a valuable bed set made on satin, belonging to the 18th century is laid on them.

The “Edirnekari” large board door belonging to the end of the 17th century, which is on the wall of the ritual circumcision and bride room, is one the most beautiful samples of its period.

The style cover used in the palace, spoons made of the covers of sea turtles, long-spouted ewers, water pipe sets made of crystal, and the 19th century male and female clothes are exhibited in the showcases in the middle of the inner hall. The sitting room in the same hall and the money drawers, writing drawers and chests made with Edirnekari technique are of great interest.

Before passing to the hand works section, embroidered handkerchiefs having different motifs, the blanket, which was used by Atatürk during his visit to Edirne and the map he used during the Balkan War are exhibited in the showcases on the left and right sides.

In the handworks part, there are a village kitchen, a carpet, a kilim, rush mat weaving looms, tools used in shoe manufacture, agricultural tools, instruments used in farming and a phaeton.

Open daily between 08:30-17:00 except Mondays.
Address: Meydan Mah., Kadirpaşa mektep Sok. No:7 – Edirne
Phone: +90.284.225 1120
Admission: 3 TL

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