The house, which the author from Diyarbakir, Ziya Gokalp was born and grown up in, was turned into a museum in 1956. The structure, which is one of the civilian architecture examples in Diyarbakir, was built from basalt stone in 1806 with floors. It was organised of two sections as harem and section reserved for men, suitable to Diyarbakir home architecture. As decorations white colored decorations, called ‘ciz’ or ‘kehal’, attracts attention. Private belongings, photographs, books in his library including topical ethnographic works, are displayed in the museum.