The Ethnographic Museum was opened in 1975. On the ground floor, there is a Doctor Mehmet ÖNDER conference hall at the entrance, a museum exhibition hall, and a carpet section on the lower floor. On the first floor, there are administrative service offices and artifact warehouses.
In the exhibition hall of the museum, Refet Assistant women's clothes, embroidered quilts and towels of different ethnographic collections, Kenan Özbel’s needlework, pouch, and gift with purchase fabric samples presented to the museum in Konya and the surrounding area by way of traditional Turkish handicrafts are exhibited.
There are bindallı dresses, shalwar-undergarments-bolero, vests, and caftans in women's clothing with silver thread, cord fastening, and different hoop embroidery techniques on fabrics such as velvet, satin, and atlas. Among women's ornaments, belt buckles made of silver and aluminum material, hangers, bracelets and earrings, hoods; knitting and fabric money, watches, seal pouches, wool socks and gloves, velvet, linen, atlas, Turkish-made silver thread, one of the hoop embroidery techniques on satin type fabrics, Chinese needle, wire breaking, bundle in techniques such as wrapping, napkin, whirlwind, pillows, and bedding are included.
Lock and key examples from the Seljuk and Ottoman period mine in different sizes, materials made from copper and brass with forged from the kitchen door technique boilers, pots, stone tray, linger, and Ewers healing stones, glass, and porcelain dishes, silver and brass candlesticks, incense burners; materials of wood and metal Mills, coffee trays, stone mortars, coffee cans, consisting of cups and cup holders, coffee sets are exhibited.
Materials such as coca, amber, agate, oltu stone, mother-of-pearl, an ivory rich collection of rosaries made from; mouthpieces, ringlets, layers, and tobacco pouches used for tobacco smoking are on display.
There are examples of Ottoman calligraphy, the Qur'an and other manuscripts from materials used in calligraphy, seals, inkwell, paper scissors, pencil sharpeners and maktas, writing drawers, mother-of-pearl inlaid reading desk, consoles and mirrors.
Examples of flintlock and encapsulated pistols and rifles, gunpowder cartridges from Ottoman firearms, swords, wedges, daggers, bows, arrows, quivers from non-fire weapons are given.
In the carpet section located on the lower floor of the exhibition hall, especially rare pieces of carpet belonging to the Seljuk period, as well as examples woven in various carpet centers of Anatolia, especially in the Konya region belonging to the Ottoman and Republican periods, are presented. Among them, the oldest and most characteristic Seljuk carpets are found in Beyşehir Eşrefoğlu Mosque, one of the oldest wooden Decked mosques in Anatolia, the most important examples are the carpets found in Konya Alaaddin Mosque, Selimiye Mosque, and Konya Mevlana Dergah, Karapınar, Sille, Ladik, Giçimuhsine, Kavak, Karaman and Derbent carpets from the Konya region and examples of important carpet centers such as Uşak, Kula, Gördes, Mucur are exhibited.
The museum building is located in the city center of Konya, Merkez Meram District, Sahib-i Ata Neighbourhood It is located at Sahib-i Ata Street, No: 95.