Miniaturk Museum Istanbul (Where? Skip-the-line Tickets)

Miniaturk Istanbul is a fantastic open air museum that showcases the miniature form of the greatest landmarks and architectural monuments of Turkey. Also called as the Miniature Turkey Museum, it is an ideal place for the ones who want to have an exciting tour of Turkey.

The park is built on an area of 60,000 square meters on the far end northern coast of Golden Horn. The museum also houses the Istanbul Crystal Museum and Panorama Victory Museum.

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What to See at Miniaturk

You’ll see the miniature form of Turkey’s popular landmarks and monuments, in the 1/25 of their real sizes.


Models

There are 135 models at Miniaturk that include:

  • 62 models from Istanbul
  • 60 models from Anatolia
  • 13 models from the Ottoman territory outside of Turkey

You’ll find all the models so original that you’ll feel yourself like Gulliver and traveling all around Turkey on foot. :)

Istanbul Crystal Museum

Also called as Crystal Istanbul, it is a 3D museum of combining the crystal glass, light and high-tech laser technology. Located at the site of Miniaturk.

© Photo by Miniaturk

You’ll see the below 16 valuable historical works of Istanbul in a crystal glass:

Galata Tower, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Ciragan Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Maiden’s Tower, Fatih Mosque, Haydarpasa Train Station, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Building, Istanbul University, St. Antoine Church, Eyup Sultan Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Suleymaniye Mosque and July 15 Martyrs Bridge



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Panorama Victory Museum

The museum houses you’ll witness the history of Turkey, the National Struggle among the soldiers, daily life during the War times, with sound and light effects. Located at the site of Miniaturk.

© Photo by Miniaturk

There is also Exhibition of the Ataturk Photographs at the museum.

Facilities

Facilities in Miniaturk include.

  • Restaurant, cafe
  • Gift shop
  • Exhibition hall
  • Outdoor show area including children’s playground, ferryboat, remote controlled boat, train, tale tree, mini stadium, chess hall and labyrinth area
  • Turkey and Istanbul simulation helicopter tour
  • Parking area for 300 cars

Audio Guide

You can find Miniaturk Audio Guide Mobile Application service available on Apple Store and Google Play.

You can also find audio guide on the actual locations of the models in 9 languages including Turkish, English, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Japanese and Spanish.

WiFi

Museum’s own WiFi is available on the route.

Visiting Tips

Why is Miniaturk Museum Istanbul famous?

Miniaturk Museum in Istanbul has gained fame for its unique concept of presenting miniature replicas of famous landmarks from Turkey and beyond. This museum is a fascinating journey through history and culture, offering visitors the chance to see scaled-down versions of iconic structures.

The attention to detail in these miniatures is impressive, providing a comprehensive visual overview of the architectural richness of Turkey and other countries. For those interested in history, architecture, and miniature art, Miniaturk Museum offers an enriching and visually stunning experience.

Is Miniaturk Museum Istanbul worth it?

The worth of a visit to Miniaturk Museum depends on individual interests. For enthusiasts of architecture, history, and those who appreciate detailed craftsmanship, it is undoubtedly worth the visit. The museum provides a unique perspective on the rich cultural heritage of Turkey and other nations, all within a compact space. It’s an excellent destination for families, students, and tourists who want to explore and learn in an engaging and visually appealing way.


Is there a dress code for Miniaturk Museum?

There is generally no specific dress code for Miniaturk Museum. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable clothing, especially if they plan to spend time outdoors exploring the miniature replicas.

How long do you spend at Miniaturk Museum?

The duration of a visit to Miniaturk Museum can vary based on individual preferences. On average, visitors might spend a couple of hours exploring the exhibits, appreciating the details of each miniature and taking in the overall experience.

How to get tickets for Istanbul Miniaturk Museum?

Tickets for Miniaturk Museum can be purchased at the entrance or online. Online ticketing might offer the convenience of skipping lines and may come with discounts or special packages.

Can you enter the Miniaturk Museum for free?

Generally, entrance to Miniaturk Museum is not free, as it operates on a ticketed system to support the maintenance and exhibition of its miniature replicas.

What time should I visit the Miniaturk Museum?

Visiting during the morning or early afternoon is advisable to avoid peak crowds. The museum’s outdoor exhibits benefit from natural light during daytime hours, enhancing the overall experience.

Do you need a tour guide for Miniaturk Museum?

While Miniaturk Museum is designed for self-guided exploration, those who wish to gain more in-depth insights into the history and significance of the miniatures may opt for a guided tour. However, it’s not a necessity for a fulfilling visit.

Visiting Hours & Admissions

Opening Hours

Open every day between 09:00-18:00.

Ticket Price

Cash TL or credit card (no foreign currencies)

If you are looking for the best Istanbul Miniaturk Museum skip-the-lines tickets, trust our recommendations, save time and money, we have you covered.

  1. Semi Private Tour – Golden Horn and Miniaturk Park Tour in Istanbul
  2. Istanbul: Miniaturk Museum & Shopping Tour
  3. Private Guided Tour with Transfer in Miniatürk Istanbul

Please double check hours and admissions from miniaturk.com.tr

How to Get to Miniaturk

Location

You’ll find the Miniaturk on the far end northern coast of the Golden Horn coast, in the Sutluce neighborhood of Beyoglu district. Across the Istanbul Dolphinarium on the opposite shore. See the location map.

Transportation

Public Bus

The most practical way to get to Miniaturk is via Municipal Public Bus. Lines include;

  • Line 47, 47Ç, 47E and 47N from Eminonu
  • Line 54 HŞ from Mecidiyekoy and Sisli
  • Line 36 T from Taksim
  • Line 41 ST from Topkapi
  • Line TB 1 from Sultanahmet and Dolmabahce

Check Municipal public bus routes and timetables from iett.istanbul (just type the location on the search bar and it will show the bus lines with routes and stops)

Public Ferry

You can take Public Ferry Golden Horn line operating between Uskudar-Eyup and hop off at Sutluce pier. (Uskudar, Karakoy, Kasimpasa, Fener, Balat, Haskoy, Ayvansaray, Sutluce and Eyup stops)

* Check Public ferry lines routes and timetables from en.sehirhatlari.istanbul

Taxi

Most tourists find public buses not comfortable, if you feel so, than you should take a cab (check out Istanbul Taxi Guide) as Miniaturk is some far away from city’s popular tourist zones.

Big Bus Istanbul

Note that Miniaturk is on the Golden Horn Blue route of the hop on hop off double decker Big Bus sightseeing tour of Istanbul. You can also use it. More convenient way to reach Miniaturk as you can take the next bus free for return (buses arrive every 60 mins), or visit nearby attractions on the route.

Check & Book Big Bus Istanbul via GetYourGuide

Contact Details

Address: Örnektepe, İmrahor Cd. No:7 D:1, 34445, Sütlüce, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 222 28 82
Web: miniaturk.com.tr


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