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Uluumay Museum of Ottoman Folk Costumes and Jewelry

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Superb collection of traditional costumes!!

Clothing and accessories displayed on rotating mannequins in light-controlled rooms of an ancient... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Sensational collection of folk costumes and other ethnographic items

I love ethnographic museums. I have visited hundreds. This was one of the very best - in... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2015
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Muradiye Mahallesi II,Sair Ahmet Pasa Medresesi Osmangazi, Bursa, Turkey
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Clothing and accessories displayed on rotating mannequins in light-controlled rooms of an ancient building - what could be better to a textile fanatic?! I just wish the labels were all in English. Make a donation; this amazing collection includes village women's outfits, wealthy people's dress...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2015

I love ethnographic museums. I have visited hundreds. This was one of the very best - in interesting old mosque out buildings, with innovative displays, featuring rotating figures so the costumes can be seen from every angle. I wish they would publish a complete catalog,...More

Thank BetsyPlatt
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I'm a professional tour guide in Turkey for english speaking tour groups. Today I visited this lovely Museum with my tour group. It's one of the best private museum in Turkey .It has an amazing collection of old Ottoman traditional clothes, jewellery, bridal dresses,and so...More

4  Thank Meltem35
Reviewed 18 September 2015

It's so near to Muradiye Mosque. You can find different clothes combined with interesting jewels in various contexts (clothes from different regions, bride and groom clothes, clothing of young girls and boys, and so on). The museum consists of few small galleries to visit but...More

2  Thank Oznurcngz
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We read about this museum in our guide to Turkey and thought it might be interesting. Little did we know what an incredible treat was in store for us. If you have the slightest interest in the incredible artistry and workmanship of ethnic clothing, you...More

7  Thank Elisabeth1943
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Dozens of traditional clothes and accessories of Ottoman Turks and the many ethnic peoples of the late Empire are tastefully displayed in this comprehensive but SMALL museum. There were no other vistors the day I was here...what a gem!! I give this a 10/10 rating...

5  Thank cardiacwiz
Reviewed 13 November 2012

actually the museum is rather small but full of very valuable items even if it has been done with little means it is really worth to see

3  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Please visit this museum when you are in Bursa. The environment of the museum has a magical and peaceful effect on person and you can find very deep elegant, and handcrafted clothes and accesorries belong to many region of Turkey and very past times. Especially...More

4  Thank Setuyaul
Reviewed 7 March 2012

An etnographic museum dedicated to Ottoman era folk clothing and accessories personally gathered by Esat Uluumay , the collector of fifty years. The historic museum building, Şair Ahmet Paşa Medresesi next to Muradiye complex , is an Ottoman Madrasha from 14th century belonging to Ahmet...More

4  Thank aguvenis
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