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Bolu, the first settlement of which was dated back to Chalcolithic Period (5500-3000 BC) according to the archaeological finds, was a settlement area during the Phrygian, Lydian and Persian reigns and Bithynia Kingdom, Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire periods. The museum, which was established in 1976 to protect and exhibit the artefacts found in the surrounding area of Bolu, was opened to visitors in 1981.

The museum consists of two sections: Archaeology Hall and Ethnography Hall. The following are exhibited in the Archaeology Hall: Marble, glass and ceramic artefacts belonging to Neolithic, Early Bronze, Phrygian, Urartian, Lydian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods; Heracles Statue, Female Head, Hermes Bust, Nymphe Statue and Gladiator Tomb Stela belonging to the Roman Period, and a brick tomb of the Roman period unearthed by excavation together with a skeleton and burial gifts.

The Archaeology Hall also houses coins of Greek cities and kingdoms, Roman and Byzantine Empires as well as coins belonging to Islamic culture such as Umayyad, Artuqids, Seljuk, Ilkhanid, and Ottoman. Architectural items belonging to the Roman period such as sarcophagi, tomb stelas, statue bases, columns, column bases, column capitals, friezes, architrave and baptism vessel and architectural items belonging to the Byzantine period and tombstones with inscriptions from the Ottoman period are exhibited in the garden of the museum.

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Summer (01/04/2020 - 01/10/2020)
08:30-17:30 Saturday 08:30-17:30 Sunday 08:30-17:30
Box Office Closed 17:30
Winter (01/01/2020 - 31/12/2020)
08:30-17:30 Saturday 08:30-17:30 Sunday 08:30-17:30
Box Office Closed 17:30

Bolu Museum Karamanlı Mahallesi Stadyum Caddesi Kültür Sitesi Merkez/BOLU
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