Manisa Museum, which is also important due to being the place where the artifacts which were found in archaeological sites of Sart are exhibited, is located west of Muradiye Mosque, in the madrasa and almshouse sections of the külliye.
In the almshouse section, where archaeological artifacts are exhibited, artifacts such as statues and tombs from the Bronze Age to the end of the Byzantine period can be seen in the hall, and other artifacts such as clay pots, small statues, tombstones, mosaics, statuaries, jewelries, other items such as glass and ivory can be seen in side rooms. Ethnographic objects such as weapons, clothing, household items and manuscripts which reflect people's traditions, customs, beliefs and life styles can be seen in the other section in the madrasa of the külliye. Artifacts in the archaeology department collected from various parts of Western Anatolia have great importance in terms of giving an idea about the culture and life style characteristics of ancient civilizations in the region. Another important feature of the museum is that the artifacts found in the excavations conducted since 1958 in Sardis archaeological sites, the capital of the Lydian Kingdom, are being exhibited here. Tombs, clay pots, statues, tombstones, mosaics, statuaries, glass and ivory items from the Bronze Age to the end of the Byzantine period are exhibited in the archeology department. In addition, Sart saloon, in which artifacts and mosaics extracted from Sardes archaeological site, and the treasury room, where there are golden jewelleries, silver objects, play sets examples, gold, silver and bronze coins from ancient ages to the Ottoman period, have a different kind of attraction. Department of Archaeology of the museum which is in service in the almshouse of the külliye was closed to visit due to repair works. Department of Ethnography with the new regulations was inaugurated in May 18, 2011.
Note: Closure period of Archeology Department is extended until December 31, 2017 due to refurbishment works in the department.