Kırklareli Museum is located at the center of Kırklareli.



Constructed as municipality building at the time of Tenant Neşet Paşa and Mayor Hacı Mestan Efendi in 1894, the two storey registered building was visited by the great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on 20th of December, 1930. Used until 1962, the building was completely abandonned in 1970's.

Restoration works were started by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1983 and opened as Kırklareli Museum on the 14th of January, 1994.


Under Preservation

Area Descriptions

The museum consists of 3 parts and there is embalming animals exhibition consisting of animals lived and living in our region at Culture and Nature Hall on the ground floor. The exhibition that is formed and donated to the museum by embalming artist from Pınarhisar, Niyazi Savcı and that consists of about 100 sea and land animals in 76 different species is the most interesting part of the museum.

Works of art that are dig out in excavations of Babaeski -  Düğüncülü, Vize – Çakıl, Yündolan Tumulus, Vize Antique Theatre and Demirköy Iron Foundry that are under direction of the museum are exhibited in archeology sections on the upper floor of the museum. Works of art in this part are dated between 4th century BC and 1800's AD. In addition, works of art that are dig out in Aşağı Pınar and Kanlıgeçit Excavations started under direction of Istanbul University, Head of Prehistory Department, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Özdoğan and maintained in summer each year since 1993 belonging to 6800's BC (Neolithic and Chalcolitic Periods) are exhibited in seperate parts.

In the part that is related with ethnographic works in the museum, depictions belonging to village life in Kırklareli region, local dresses and hand made products and accessories, guns and other ethnographic works of art are exhibited.

In addition, a part of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman period coins can also be seen in Kırklareli Museum.
The main purpose of the Kırklareli Museum is to support the historical and archeological researches around the Kırklareli region. According to the statistics of 2004, 610 etnographic pieces, 1487 archeological pieces, 2285 pieces of historical coins and 15 pieces of official stamps are preserved at the Kırklareli Museum. Those pieces start chronogically from the pre-historic preiods and go up to the Turkish Republic period.
The registration of cultural and natural heritage is also one of the primary tasks of Kırklareli Museum. According to this purpose, Kırklareli Museum has registered 106 archeological sites, 3 city sites, 4 historical sites, 13 natural sites and 246 individual buildings.

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Project: Green corridors - promotion of natural, cultural and historical heritage in the region of Burgas and Kirklareli. Grant Contract №РД-02-29-173/01.07.2011.

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