It has been serving as a museum since 1968 but its capacity is not enough any more because of the fact that many excavations have been made during the recent years and the numbers of findings made it impossible to keep in the museum. For this reason, the building next to the Çorum Industrial Vacational High School which was once used as hospital, Agricultural School, Machine Vacational Academy was taken over from the Ministry of Education in order to be used as New Çorum Museum building. The building which was damaged in 1988 was restored in 1989 to be used as museum. After the restoration, it was started to be used as a museum on 11.03.2003.
The building was announced as the “ Protected Piece” by Council of Monument. There are independentently organized Archaeological and Ethnographic exhibition centers in the building.
In the Archaeological part has 4 floors.In the first floor, Chalcolithic Age pieces which were excavated in Alacahöyük, Kuşsaray and Büyük Güllücek are exhibited chronologically. In this part, there are also bronz age pieces excavated in Alacahöyük. L Grave , one of the graves of prince and princess from bronz age, is exhibited. There are also pieces from excavations of Boğazköy-Hattis, Alacahöyük, Yörüklü Hüseyindede. These pieces belong to Hittites. Some photos, magazines and introduction plates
of the excavations in Boğazköy-Hattis are also exhibited here.Two anaglyph vases found in Yörüklü excavations and dating Ancient Hittites Age are also exhibited in this floor.One has four arches and the other has one anaglyph arch. One of the most valuable pieces exhibited in the museum belongs to Hittites King Tuthaliya II. It is a sword with a cuneiform writing.
Clay Seals found in Boğazköy-Hattis excavations are exhibited in the second floor which begins with the Hittites written documents (Cuneiform Plates). There are also Cuneiform Plates in Ortaköy-Şapinuva. There are also seals from other ages exhibited in this floor.
The third floor begins with the ceramics from Ortaköy-Şapinuva and there are pieces from Pazarlı excavations from Phrygian Era. Following them, there are pieces from Boğazköy-Hattuşa and Alacahöyük findings. This floor ends with the Hellenistic and Roman Galata ceramics. The coin which belongs to Byzantine , Islam, Hellenistic and Roman period are also exhibited here.
Roman period glass pieces, gold and silver ornaments, sculptures, lamp (Oil lamp shaped like a small glass bowl) are exhibited in the fourth floor.
The gardens and lounges of Çorum Museum whose archeological department have been opened are still under construction.
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Alacahöyük Museum which is overtaken by Çorum Museum is in Alacahöyük. It is 45 km away from Çorum. In Alacahöyük, the first local museum was opened in 1940 and it was moved to the new building in Ören Yeri in 1982.
Apart from the pieces excavated in Chalcolithic, Old Bronze, Hittite and Phrygian ; Phrygian pieces from Alaca Pazarlı excavations are also exhibited in this museum.
Boğazköy Museum which is administered by Çorum Museum Administration is 82 km from Çorum. It is in Boğazkale. It was opened on 12 Eylül 1966. There are pieces from the Hattis excavations and the pieces are also stored in this local museum.
There are mostly pieces from Hittites but there are pieces from Chalcolithic, Old Bronze, Hittite, Phrygian, Roman and Byzantine period.
In the entrance of the museum there is a topographical map and a chronological table which shows the Hattis Historical Site. In the same place, a moulage carved god figure on the king door is exhibited.
In the first lounge; terra cotta works from the Chalcolithic, Old Bronze and Assyrian Trade Colonies Period are exhibited.When you pass from here to big lounge, you can see the goddess İştar relief brought from Yazılıkaya. Large beaked jugs from Assyrian Trade Colonies and Old Hittite period and their photos are exhibited in the second lounge. The terra cotta and stone artifacts from Ancient Hittite and empire period ; painted ceramic vessels belonging to the Phrygian period, fibulaes ; Roman terra cotta and glass works ; bronze material belonging to a church dating to the Byzantine period are exhibited in this lounge.In addition to these, Hittite cuneiform tablets, seals, bullae printed earthenware, cylinder and seals, bronze axes, pins, quarrying tools and patterns ; goddess dancing on an ivory , group of three gods, pendant embossed ceramic pieces are exhibited. There are relief pitchers with large ortostats among the show Windows.
Alacahöyük and Boğazköy Museums started to be adminestered by Çorum Museum Directorate and they are local museums. They are open between 08.00-17.00 for visit. These museums can be visited every day except Monday. The fees are determined by Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Fee for Çorum and Boğazköy Museums is 3 Liras ; for Alacahöyük and Ören Yeri is 4 Liras.