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 (Ministry’s Pass vs Guided Museum Passes)

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

Topkapi Palace Museum (Tickets with Guru Advice Guide 2019)

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...

Dolmabahce Palace Museum (Tickets, Skip the Lines, Insider Guide 2019)

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

Top 10 the Most Visited Museums in Istanbul

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

Private Sadberk Hanim Museum in Sariyer

Being part of Vehbi Koc Foundation, the Sadberk Hanim Museum is Turkey's first a private museum that exhibits the private collection of Sadberk Koc,...

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Sultanahmet

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

Sakip Sabanci Private Fine Arts Museum in Emirgan

The Sakip Sabanci Museum is a private fine arts museum that exhibits excellent collections from the Ottomans era and presents a museological environment to...

Private Rahmi M. Koc Museum in Golden Horn

Being part of the Rahmi M. Koç Museology and Culture Foundation, the Rahmi M. Koc Museum is a private non-profit institution, dedicated to the...

Private Pera Museum in Tepebasi, near Taksim

Pera Museum is a private museum that was founded by the Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation on 2005. The museum is located at Tepebasi,...

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...

Chora Museum (Kariye) in Edirnekapi

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...

Istanbul Archaeology Museums in Sultanahmet

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.

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