Istanbul Attractions Opening Hours & Admissions 2020

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Here, you’ll find a great summary of the opening hours and admissions of Istanbul’s most important tourist attractions such as museums, bazaars, theme parks, etc. It is an essential issue to know when the city’s main sights are open during your visit. Checking this page is quickest way to do that, and to avoid yourself in front of a closed door.


And please double check these information on attraction’s official page as sometimes they change their hours and admissions without any declaration.

Also please check our Turkey’s National, Religious and Public holidays page as many of the attractions can be closed during these holidays, or on the first day of religious holidays.

Opening Hours & Admissions Info

The majority of Istanbul’s most visited and popular attractions are open between 09:00 a.m. and 19:00 p.m., and with last entry at least one hour before the closing hour.

Istanbul Attractions Opening Hours & Admissions 2020

Many attractions are open seven days a week, some have later opening and closing times on the weekend and some of the most visited museums are closed one day (mostly in week-day) of the week.


Some of the attractions may open later or close earlier during the winter season.

Museums

Hagia Sophia Museum

  • Open every day except Mondays between 09:00-19:00 (from 01 April to 31 October), 09:00-18:00 (from 31 October to 01 April).
  • Closed on Mondays
  • Ticket counters close; Summer Period: 17:30 – Winter Period: 16:00
  • Ticket Price: 100 TL at ticket window on location
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Topkapi Palace Museum

  • Open every day except Tuesdays between 09:00-16:30
  • Closed on Tuesdays
  • Ticket Price: 72 TL at ticket window on location
  • Harem and Halberdiers with Tresses Dormitory Ticket is 42 TL
  • Hagia Irene Museum (1st courtyard of Topkapi Palace) ticket is 36 TL
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Basilica Cistern Museum

Istanbul Archaeology Museums

  • Open every day except Mondays between 09:00-20:00 (from 01 April to 01 October), 09:00-18:00 (from 01 October to 01 April).
  • Closed on Mondays
  • Ticket counters close 1 hour before the museum closing time.
  • Ticket Price: 50 TL at ticket window on location
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Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts

  • Open every day except Mondays between 09:00-19:00 (from 01 April to 01 October), 09:00-18:00 (from 01 October to 01 April).
  • Closed on Mondays
  • Ticket counters close 1 hour before the museum closing time.
  • Ticket Price: 50 TL at ticket window on location

Great Palace Mosaics Museum

  • Open every day between 09:00-19:00 (from 01 April to 31 October), 09:00-17:00 (from 31 October to 01 April).
  • Ticket counters close 30 minutes before the museum closing time.
  • Ticket Price: 30 TL at ticket window on location

Dolmabahce Palace Museum

Chora Museum

  • Open every day between 09:00-19:00 (from 01 April to 31 October), 09:00-17:00 (from 31 October to 01 April).
  • Ticket counters close 30 minutes before the museum closing time.
  • Ticket Price: 65 TL at ticket window on location

Museum of Islamic Science and History of Technology

  • Open every day between 09:00-17:00
  • Ticket counters close 1 hour before the museum closing time.
  • Ticket Price: 18 TL at ticket window on location

Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum

  • Open every day except Mondays between 09:00-19:00 (from 01 April to 01 October), 09:00-17:00 (from 01 October to 01 April).
  • Closed on Mondays
  • Ticket counters close 1 hour before the museum closing time.
  • Ticket Price: 18 TL at ticket window on location

Istanbul Modern Art Museum

  • Open every day except Mondays from: 10:00-18:00 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday); 10:00-20:00 (Thursday); 11:00-18:00 (Sunday)
  • Closed on Mondays + 1st of January + 1st days of religious holidays
  • Ticket Price: 72 TL at ticket window on location

Private Pera Museum

  • Open every day except Mondays from: 10:00-19:00 (Tuesday to Saturday); 12:00-18:00 (Sunday)
  • Closed on Mondays + 1st of January + 1st days of religious holidays
  • Ticket Price: 25 TL at ticket window on location

Istanbul Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

  • Open every day between 10:00-21:00
  • Ticket Price: 94 TL at ticket window on location

Miniaturk Museum

  • Open every day between 09:00-18:00
  • Ticket Price: 20 TL at ticket window on location

Private Sadberk Hanim Museum

  • Open every day except Wednesdays between 10:00-17:00
  • Closed on Wednesdays + 1st of January + 1st days of religious holidays
  • Ticket Price: 15 TL at ticket window on location

Private Sakip Sabanci Fine Arts Museum

  • Open every day except Mondays between 12:00-20:00
  • Closed on Mondays
  • Ticket counters close 30 minutes before the museum closing time.
  • Ticket Price: 40 TL at ticket window on location

Private Rahmi M. Koc Transport Museum

  • Open every day except Mondays between 09:30-17:00 (from 01 October to 31 March), 09:30-19:00 (from 01 April to 30 September)
  • Closed on Mondays + 31st of Dec. + 1st of Jan. + 1st days of religious holidays
  • Ticket Price: 21 TL at ticket window on location
  • Submarine Ticket is 10 TL

Theme Parks

Isfanbul Theme Park

Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Dolphinarium

Aquarium Sealife Istanbul

Istanbul LEGOLAND

Bazaars

Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)

  • Open every day except Sundays between 09:00-16:00
  • Closed on Sundays + national holidays
  • Can be restricted during the Muslims’ Friday worship at noon, because of the lack of space in the nearby Beyazit Mosque.
  • Entrance is FREE of charge.

Egyptian Spice Market (Misir Carsisi)

  • Open every day from 09:00-21:00 (11:00:19:00 on Sundays)
  • Closed on national holidays
  • Entrance is FREE of charge.

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