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The Çanakkale Ceramic Museumis an embodiment of a long-lasting dream. This trip, which started in 2006 with the efforts of a handful of people is an output of a very difficult but yet an enjoyable dream, remaking Çanakkale a “Ceramic City”, which currently is still voluntarily supported by many people from every walk of life in the city which sometimes halts and sometimes gains big acceleration.
Numerous works for the introduction and popularisation of ceramic in national and international fields have been brought into life at the museum that has hosted 17 various periodical exhibitions and collections since the day on which it started to render service.

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The Historical Soldier Hammam;We do learn that the building was constructed in 1904, regarding the date 1322 (hegira calendar) written in Arabic numbers on the tablet right over the main entrance door. MST.MV.ER HAMAMI (The Soldier Hammam of Fortified Zone) that had been written in the Roman Alphabet can be seen just beneath this tablet. The Hammam, which had an important place in the social memory of the city was named as British Hammam in the course of the occupation in 1919.

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Troia Ancient City is the oldest known residential area of the Çanakkale region. It has been observed from the Ancient City excavations that ceramics dates back to quite old times. It is seen that the ceramic production in the region has continued since Troia I, which had been founded in 3000's BC and the production intensity, product variety and amount have continuously developed and changed in the historical process.

It is seen that the first examples of ceramics that were characterised as Çanakkale Ceramics were centred around Kaleiçi (Citadel) district in Çanakkale’s central subprovince which was mentioned in the 15th century as ‘Kale-i Sultaniye’, described in Piri Reis’s Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation) and Evliya Çelebi’s Seyahatname (Book of Travels), and due to this intense production and characteristic features, the name of the city was changed into “Çanakkale”. Çanakkale is one of the three cities in the world that is entitled by ceramics.

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The most important vision of Çanakkale Ceramic Souvenir and Production Centre that was established in cooperation with GMKA and Çanakkale Municipality, started to function in 2010 to popularise Çanakkale ceramics in living quarters about to be forgotten.
In the Museum, apart from many different works, there are also reproductions manufactured in the Çanakkale Ceramic Souvenir and Production Centre. The Centre carries out important works in order to keep ceramics, the city’s local art alive through modern forms besides traditional forms.

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The Çanakkale Ceramic Museum Entrance is formed of Changing (Cold) Rooms, a Bathing (Warm and Hot) Room, an Additional Building, a Garden, a Showcase Exhibition Hall and a Design Workshop.

Free Entrance.

Closed on Mondays.

Opening and Closing Hours; 1 September – 31 March: 09:00 - 17:00 / 1 April – 31 August: 10:00 – 19:00

Our Museum is open on all official holidays except the 1st day of Ramadan Festival and Eid Festival, the 1st of January ( on New Year's Day) and 1st of May (Labor and Solidarity Day).

Preauthorization is required for taking flash photos.

For Group Visits and Live Performance, please get an appointment; (+90286) 211 01 30

Guided exhibition tours are arranged for school groups during weekdays and all services are free of charge. Tours are for groups of a maximum of 25 persons.

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You may view our collections entitled as Donated Artefacts Collection and Traditional Çanakkale Ceramics Collection.

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The Çanakkale Ceramic Museum organises various training platforms for adults and children in order to contribute new artists to be trained and Traditional Çanakkale Ceramics sustained.

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