We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

State Art and Scuplture Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Altindag, Ankara 06230, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 312 311 8294

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 50 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Must see location

This area holds history about art in ottoman and turkey. Of course as art was forbidden during Ottoman empire (penalty of death) there is not much art objects dated from this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oruc Y
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 13: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area holds history about art in ottoman and turkey. Of course as art was forbidden during Ottoman empire (penalty of death) there is not much art objects dated from this period. The few are Coranic verse frames etc. But starting from Ataturk`s time, there is a very rich collection of art objects. The problem about the area, it has... More 

Thank Oruc Y
Ajijic, Mexico
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Incredible art museum featuring Turkish painters and sculptors....One of the best I've ever visited! Wide range of art, but mostly modern (last century onward). LOVED it! And it was FREE! Right next to Ethnology Museum, both can easily be done in one day. But no cafe in either. Beautiful grounds, nice for picnicking in good weather.

Thank KellyHayesRaitt
Level Contributor
77 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Any visitor to Ankara should visit this place where he can see the Turkish art and enjoy it .I advice any one to visit this place.

Thank اياد جواد ا
Porto, Portugal
Level Contributor
364 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The nice museum has an extensive collection of all kinds of art. The museum is next to the Ethnographic Museum and worth visiting as well. The admission to the art museum is free and a nice find.

Thank Winstonthedog
Ankara, Turkey
Level Contributor
60 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

In a very beautiful building from 1920's, there are very valuable old paintings and statues, And next to this building, there is the Ethographic Museum. Be careful about the traffic if you cross the street next to this museum.

Thank Gonca321
Ankara, Turkey
Level Contributor
26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

It is a huge place with a huge number of work of arts of Turkish paintors and sculpturors. Maybe the pieces are not displayed very good due to lack of technic conditions but the worth of art pieces is high and a rare chance to see the creativity of Turkish artists.

Thank 707mariok
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Visited the State Art & Sculpture Museum in Ankara and thoroughly enjoyed it. Admission was free; there was no guided tours but it was set up so that you moved through the galleries in roughly chronological order. It doesn't go back into Turkey's older past, there are several other museums in Ankara that cover those periods. It really only includes... More 

Thank Paul Z
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
389 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We went to this art gallery after the Ethnographic Museum which had lowered our expectations, especially as admission to this handsome museum is free. There are also free lockers available to store any bags or backpacks. The first thing that struck us was the number of rooms and the variety and high quality of the art work on display. The... More 

1 Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Skipton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Might be good displays, if they lit them properly. No English signage. Very difficult to find on foot as there are no street signs whatsoever. It's right next door to the Ethno Museum, but you would not know. Very mistrusting staff keep "snooping" on you in case you take a photo - they probably shoot you are they are armed!... More 

Thank carrotmuseum
Ankara, Turkey
Level Contributor
32 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Can not be compared with its rivals in Europe, but still it is something for the modern Turkey and its art. Worths to stop by if you are in Ulus district.

Thank oguzabi

Travellers who viewed State Art and Scuplture Museum also viewed

Ankara, Ankara Province

Been to State Art and Scuplture Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from State Art and Scuplture Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?