Barff Pavilion, which is more commonly known as Eylül Köşk, is thought to have been built by the British-born Barff Family towards the end of the nineteenth century, has been serving as a Vexillology and Turkish Flags Museum since September 9, 2020. Located a 5-minute of walking away from Dokuz Çeşmeler, the museum is the first and only vexillology museum in our country.
Eylül Köşk, which was taken into the ownership of Dokuz Eylül University by merging the plots of land divided into separate plots again in 1987, has served as the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences and the Institute of Social Sciences of the university in the past.
Eylül Köşk, also served as a cafe for a while; was opened on September 9, 2020 in honor of the day of liberation of Izmir from the occupying forces, after Dokuz Eylül University restored the dormant building.
The first traces of the Turkish Flag, dating back to the fifteenth century, were found in the 17th century. It is known that it has come down to the present day without any major changes with the withdrawal of posts in all castles in the 17th century.
Collector Haluk Perk donated his collection to the Museum of Vexillology and Turkish Flags to the museum for display, which has a very wide scale of works. The Museum of Vexillology and Turkish Flags introduces its visitors to the tradition of the museum, which has no similars in the country, with many sewing machines and materials that can be considered antique, used in flag production, from flags to ceramic dishes.
The names of the halls of the Museum of Vexillology and Turkish Flags, which are exhibited with different groups of works in four separate halls, are Aphrodisias, Miletus, Smyrna and Metropolis, respectively. The Vexillology Museum, is named after the ancient cities of our country, contains artifacts belonging to both the Turkish States and world civilizations.
A workshop was established in the Vexillology Museum, which was opened on the initiative of Dokuz Eylül University; In order for children to be interested in the museum, they could spend time and work in a separate room dedicated to them. The Museum of Vexillology and Turkish Flags will soon move to the open archive, which will provide access to both researchers from all over the world and enthusiasts about it.
Vexillology and Museum of Turkish Flags Visiting Hours 🕖
Dokuz Eylül University Vexillology and Turkish Flags Museum welcomes its guests between 09.30 and 17.30 on weekdays. Vexillology Museum, is closed to visitors on weekends and closed on public holidays.
Where is Vexillology and Museum of Turkish Flags ? 📍
Address: Adatepe Neighborhood , 24. Street , Number : 2 , 35400 Buca , İzmir
Telephone : +90 (232) 301 04 12
How to get to Vexillology and Museum of Turkish Flags? 🚖
Bus: It can be reached to Vexillology Museum by taking buses numbered 104,176,177,470,490,940,353,515 and 878,getting off at the 40065 İktisadi İdari Bilimler Faculty bus stop and taking a 5-minute walking.