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This museum (APIKAM) is a part of Izmir's protection of cultural heritage works which was started by its legendary mayor; Ahmet Piristina who passed a few years ago and made Izmir a member of Turkish Union of Historic Towns (Turkiye Tarihi Kentler Birligi in Turkish);...More
The free City Museum was a charming, nostalgic surprise. Housed in an old Art Deco fire station, it is neither big nor extensive and it does not really aim to provide a comprehensive history of Smyrna/Izmir, but it does a good job of exploring one...More
If you are in the area it's worth a quick visit to this city museum. It is basically a showcase of a few older cars, models of buses and trams and other city memorabilia. Unfortunately, there are no descriptions in English.
Set in a splendid, deco-style former fire hall, this free museum consists mostly of enlarged illustrations and text descriptions in English and Turkish.
The subjects elaborated on these panels include: Izmir's history, from a post-Ottoman perspective; i.e., somewhat glossing over the non-Turkic (e.g., Rum, Yehudi,...More