Set in a splendid, deco-style former fire hall, this free museum consists mostly of enlarged illustrations and text descriptions in English and Turkish.
The subjects elaborated on these panels include: Izmir's history, from a post-Ottoman perspective; i.e., somewhat glossing over the non-Turkic (e.g., Rum, Yehudi, Ermeni, etc.) part of the story; the history of olive-oil production; and historic healing practices of the area -- from ancient to modern.
In the centre of the large space is erected the quaint, restored facade of an historic, Ottoman-era apothecary that had once stood in the old market area. Antique wares and a charming old interior can be seen through its shop windows.
Worth popping in for a half-hour or so, I think. But you will almost exclusively be reading these panels on the wall. I learned a few things: especially about ancient olive-oil factories.
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