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Antalya Marine Biology Museum – Places to Visit in Muratpasa

Antalya offers many museums and historical sites for tourists to visit. One of these museums is the Antalya Marine Biology Museum. The museum attracts people of all ages. You can come here with your spouse, friends and children.

Antalya Marine Biology Museum

The museum is established by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality. The museum, which has been hosting visitors since 2014, takes its final shape with the restoration of the old PTT building, which has an area of approximately 100 square meters. The museum draws attention with its lighting, which is painted in cobalt blue in accordance with the nautical concept and installed to create a submarine atmosphere.

Fishing nets hanging from the ceiling, ropes wrapping the stairs and models in pirate suits offer a very realistic ship atmosphere.

Various creatures taken from the seas of Turkey are preserved with formaldehyde and presented in glass containers in the museum. Alongside the presentations, various information is presented about the fossils and living things presented, such as where they live and whether they are about to become extinct.

Many people wonder what types of artifacts are exhibited in the Antalya Marine Biology Museum. We have listed these works for you:

  • A total of 19 shark species, including 9 shark species and 10 flat sharks living in Turkish seas
    (Approximately) 150 species of bony fish
  • Coral Fish
  • sponges
  • crabs
  • shrimps
  • lobsters
  • squids
  • Octopus
  • crustaceans
  • sea stars
  • sea urchins
  • cuttlefish
  • Lionfish and pufferfish from the Red Sea

Many sea creatures are presented in the museum. We cannot give precise information about the creatures presented in the museum because the number of living things in the museum is increasing day by day.

Visiting hours

Although the visiting hours of the museum, which is free of charge and open every day of the week except Mondays, vary according to the summer and winter seasons, the visiting hours are fixed for now.

1 April 31 October: 09.30 – 18.30

31 October 1 April: 09.30 – 18.30

If you are interested in marine life, you can add Antalya Marine Biology Museum to your list of places to visit in Antalya.


I have been living in Antalya since 2018. I have had the opportunity to explore many tourist attractions in the city. I write about places to visit, things to do, and various topics I have learned. You can ask your questions through the website. If you have previously visited Antalya, you can contribute by sharing your experiences on the website.

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