Often overlooked, this little gem of a museum in Canakkale offers the visitor the opportunity to see some wonderful ceramic artworks. The exhibits on view are regularly changed so if you find yourself in and around Canakkale on more than one occassion then you can easily drop in to the museum and see new things each time you visit. The museum is not that well sign posted although we are informed that this is likely to change soon.
The Ceramics Museum is actually within a beautifully restored Turkish Bath or Hamam. It was built in 1905 and restored by the Municipality in 2013. The wooden ceiling is original and the floors in the main hall downstairs are tiled with traditional tiles. The large expanse of white walls and a coated white floor upstairs provide the perfect showcase for ceramic art, much of which is on sale and can be purchased. There is also a small shop on site.
The stonework and the basins in the Turkish bath area are authentic and date back from when the building was built. They provide the perfect backdrop for displays. Outside there is a large garden and additional exhibition area. If you are in Canakkale for any length of time then make sure you add this museum to your list of places to visit. If you walk along the seafront promenade away from the town centre, marina and the troy horse to the end of the sea front and turn right you will be about 250m from your destination.
Cevatpasa Mahallesi, Kaya Sk. 31-33, 17010 Çanakkale Merkez/Çanakkale.