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

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 in Sultanahmet

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 in Besiktas

Dolmabahce Palace is also a magnificent one located just by the Bosphorus in Besiktas, Istanbul. It was the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans....

Private Sadberk Hanim Museum in Sariyer

Vehbi Koc Foundation Sadberk Hanim Museum is one of the best museums in Istanbul. The museum is located by the seaside in Sariyer and...

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. Located at the Ibrahim Pasha Palace, one...

Sakip Sabanci Private Fine Arts Museum in Emirgan

The Sabanci Museum is located in Emirgan, on the Bosphorus European Side, Istanbul. It is one of the best museums in Istanbul.The Sabanci Museum...

Private Rahmi Koc Transport Museum in Haskoy

The Rahmi Koc Museum in Haskoy, Golden Horn, Istanbul is housed in a former anchor foundry that this science and technology museum is a...

Private Pera Museum in Beyoglu

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

Osmanli (Ottoman) Bank Museum in Karakoy

Osmanli (Ottoman) Bank Museum is located at the banks street in Karakoy. The museum offers great collections of official archives of the Ottoman era....

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...

Museum of Islamic Science and History of Technology inside Gulhane Park

Museum of Islamic Science and History of Technology is located in the Imperial Stables building in Gulhane Park, Eminonu, Historical Peninsula, Istanbul. It is...

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.