Village Museums as an Attraction Element in Rural Tourism: Samples from TurkeyAbstract views: 89 / PDF downloads: 152
Keywords:Tourism, Rural tourism, Museum, Village Museum
Village Museums offer an insight into past lives of the people from the region they are located and give a touristic attraction to that region. In this study, village museums which have become widespread in rural areas today were examined and general condition of the village museums in Turkey was evaluated. The study was designed in literature survey form and secondary resources were utilized during data collection process. Within the scope of the study, it was observed that village museums have given a touristic attraction to rural areas, become effective in protection of the region's cultural heritage and provided an economic benefit to the region.