Antalya Museum in 1922 by Suleyman fikri following teacher 1. After World War II, the depredations of the invading forces in order to protect the artifacts recovered in the region was established. The first is located in Kaleici, the alaaddin Mosque, the more of the following, grooved located in the mosque, the museum moved to its present building in 1972. Antalya Museum with 14 exhibition halls covering an area of 30,000 square meters, today, various items are on display in the sculpture and where open-air galleries and gardens. The history of humanity witnessed the rich history of the Anatolian lands in one of the corners, which is uninterrupted with the Antalya region which is located within the boundaries of the region of the three ancient culture of Lycia, Pamphylia and pisidia, a significant part of the area of responsibility of the Antalya Museum
A unique open air Archaeological Museum with its riches, and an international excavation in the centre of Antalya each year, scientists from many countries engaged in scientific excavations. Many rescue excavations in the area are carried out by the Antalya Museum and ruins of the landscaping of the area. Antalya Archaeological Museum and Museum of history and at the same time, can be characterised as a Regional Museum. A large part of the works in the collection has been obtained from the excavations in the region, the region has been compiled by experts from the Ethnographic Museum. In the halls of Antalya to the present day, starting with the first person of the territory of uninterrupted time thousands-year history, reflecting exhibited in chronological order by subject can be seen. Especially in the works of Roman sculpture, Greek and Roman, Museum and Antalya Archeological Museum with finds from the excavations that have emerged in recent years interesting and unique can be counted among the most important museums in the world. In 1988, the museum Council of Europe Museum of the Year" award was awarded.