Turkish & Islamic Art Museum, Edirne Merkez, Edirne, Turkey  

The small rooms of the elegant darül Hadis (Hadith school) in the northeastern corner of the Selimiye Mosque’s courtyard house an eclectic collection of Ottoman-era artefacts, including calligraphy, weaponry, glass, woodwork, ceramics, costumes and jewellery. Some of the rooms feature mannequins in ethnographic-style displays; our favourite is the Circumcision Room (check out the look on the young boy’s face!). The handsome Tekke Works Room displays Dervish-related Korans, prayer rugs and musical instruments.

Epic Turkey Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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