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Guray Ceramic Museum
Guray Ceramic Museum

Guray Ceramic Museum

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Yeni Mahallesi, Dereyamanlı Cd, Avanos, Cappadocia, 50840

The Basics

Plan at least an hour to admire the ceramics collection on display at the museum—the personal collection of founder Güray Tüysüz. Around 500 works are on display, with three galleries presenting historical artifacts, modern ceramic artworks, and temporary exhibitions of local artists. Guided tours are not available, but the English-speaking owner is often on hand to offer information on the exhibits.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is an admission fee to enter Guray Museum.

  • The museum has a cafe, gift shop, library, and temporary exhibition hall, where dinners, concerts, and private functions are held.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Guray Ceramic Museum is located in the caves below the Guray Ceramic factory shop in central Avanos, on the south side of the Red River. It’s a short walk from Avanos bus station, where buses arrive from Urgup, Goreme, and other Cappadocia towns.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily, year-round, although hours vary throughout the seasons.

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Avanos Pottery

Situated on the banks of the Kızılırmak River (the Red River), the Cappadocian town of Avanos has been known for pottery—sculpted from the distinctive red clay taken from the Red River—since Hittite times, and ancient techniques are still used today. Avanos is full of pottery shops, workshops, and factories, producing a variety of ceramic items, from traditional earthenware to intricately painted ceramic art. Many workshops offer demonstrations for visitors and some allow you to create your own pottery.

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