Museums

Guide to Museums in Istanbul

Istanbul’s museums showcase all the culture, arts and history; including painting, sculpture, photography and more. Make sure to visit the best museums in Istanbul, including Istanbul Archaeology Museums, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul Modern, Rahmi Koc Transport Museum and Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. Here’s our insider guide to help you to make the most of the incredible collections on offer.

Istanbul Museum Pass (2020 Price with Comparison of all the Museum...

In Istanbul, there are two types of Museum Pass that you can buy for your Istanbul museums visits. One of them is owned and...

Top 15 Most Visited Museums in Istanbul (2020 Insider Guide with...

Istanbul can be considered as one of the best cities in the world by means of history, culture and art. Istanbul hosts more than...

Hagia Sophia Museum (No Frills 2020 Guide with Tickets & Insider...

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya in Turkish) can be considered as the best and the most visited sights in Istanbul together with the neighboring Topkapi Palace....

Topkapi Palace Museum (Tickets with Guru Advice Guide 2020)

Topkapi Palace, one of world's richest museums, can be considered as the best and the most visited sights in Istanbul together with the neighboring...

Basilica Cistern (Tickets with Insider Advice Guide 2020)

The Basilica Cistern ("Yerebatan" in Turkish, which means "sinking to the ground"), serving a museum now, is one of the most impressive and mystical...

Dolmabahce Palace Museum (Tickets, Skip the Lines, Insider Guide 2020)

Dolmabahce Palace Museum is a magnificent one situated in an outstanding place situated on the banks of Bosphorus in Besiktas. It was the residence...

Istanbul Archaeology Museums (What to See? Tickets, Skip the Lines, Insider...

Consists of three museums (museum of Archaeology, the ancient Orient and the Tiled Pavillion) on one site, an immense collection of the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine works and items including sculptures and sarcophagi.

Istanbul Modern Art Museum (Where, What to See? Entrance Fee)

Istanbul Modern, also called as Istanbul Museum of Modern Art is the first private museum of Turkey that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions....

Museum of Islamic Science and History of Technology inside Gulhane Park

The Museum of Islamic Science and History of Technology is an impressive and fantastic museum displaying examples of copies of some of the inventions...

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (Where, What to See? Entrance...

The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts is an impressive museum combining the Turkish and Islamic works. It is situated at the Ibrahim Pasha...

Great Palace Mosaics Museum (Istanbul Mosaic Museum) (What to See? Tickets)

The Great Palace Mosaics Museum, also known as Istanbul Mosaic Museum, is an impressive mosaics museum situated in the Arasta Bazaar within the Blue...

Istanbul Chora (Kariye) Museum (Where, What to See? Entrance Fee)

Part of a monastery which dates back to the 6th century, the Chora Museum (formerly Church-Mosque), Kariye in Turkish, is one of the most...