Facts About the Van Museum - History and Features

Facts About the Van Museum - History and Features

Van, one of the unique cities of the Eastern Anatolia region, is one of the stopping points for travel enthusiasts. Because of its historical and cultural features that date back thousands of years, Van is one of the main cities that should be visited and seen in our country. In addition to its natural beauty, another prominent feature of the region is that it has hosted various civilizations for thousands of years. If you would like to learn about the historical artifacts from these civilizations and the history of the region, Van Museum is waiting for you with its rich collection! The museum, which is 5 minutes away from the city center, is located right next to the Van Castle. Let's have a look at the information that will help you on your trip to Van Museum.


Establishment of the Van Museum

The city of Van was an important settlement center in history as it had a rich nature in terms of animal husbandry, fishing, and agriculture. Excavations revealed historical artifacts bearing the traces of many cultures in the city. In order to preserve the works, the works were first moved to a storage building in 1932. The Van Museum Office, which was opened in 1945 with the increase in the number of works, started to serve as the Van Museum Directorate in 1972. The museum building was renovated after the damage it sustained in the earthquakes that occurred in 2011 and opened its doors to visitors in 2019 with its new building. Built on a very large area, Van Museum offers its visitors an unforgettable museum experience.


Interesting Historical Artifacts in the Van Museum

With its distinguished collection, Van Museum manages to surprise its visitors while piquing their curiosity. Various artifacts from the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Urartian, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Turkish-Islamic and Ottoman periods are exhibited in the museum. These interesting works answer your questions about the civilizations that lived in the region. Especially since Van was used as the capital during the Urartian period, it is seen that many artifacts belonging to the Urartians are included in the museum. Bracelets, armbands, and earrings from this period show the activities of the Urartians in that period. Cuneiform beads from the Urartian period also give clues about the jewels of the period, as they are gifts for the deceased. Personal belongings and gifts that are found in the graves of the deceased indicate the belief in the afterlife during the Urartian period. The votive plaques of the Urartians are among the most important works of the museum. You can get information about the religious beliefs of the Urartians when you examine the votive plaques and cuneiform beads in the museum.


Entrance to the Van Museum with MüzeKart+

There is a fee to visit various museums and historical sites in Turkey. While traveling around our country, it may be difficult to pay separate fees for each museum that you are going to visit. For this, by purchasing MüzeKart+, you can visit museums and historical sites affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism free of charge for a year. In this way, you can visit the Van Museum without paying any extra fee. When you visit the Van Museum, it will be advantageous for you to make your plan considering the working days and hours. You can visit the museum 6 days a week between 08.00 and 17.00(8.00 am – 5.00 pm). The museum is closed on Monday. Get ready for a wonderful experience when you plan your trip according to these hours!


Enjoy Your Accommodation in Van: Elite World GO Van Edremit

The city of Van, the pearl of the east, is waiting for you. When you go to see the Van Museum and the rest of the natural beauties of the city, accommodation becomes quite essential. For this, Elite World Go Van Edremit, which is located in the Edremit district of Van, is at your service. Elite World Go Van Edremit promises to increase the comfort of your trip with the friendly services that it offers to its guests. Enjoy your stay in the city of Van, a wonder of culture, tourism, and nature, by choosing the most suitable room among the rooms with a Lake Van scenery. Elite Marin section is waiting for you in its kitchen with various tastes. Open buffet breakfasts, lunch and dinner will leave an unforgettable taste in your palate. You can contact Elite World GO Van Edremit to make a reservation for this modern, stylish, and comfortable hotel.