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 Tepebasi in an impressive historical building that was originally conceived as the Bristol Hotel, located at the Tepebasi neighborhood across from the right down end of the Istiklal Street in Beyoglu district. Pera Museum is also one of the best museums in Istanbul.

What to See and Do

Permanent collections of Orientalist Paintings, Anatolian Weights and Measures, and Kutahya Tiles and Ceramics are exhibited at the Pera Museum as well as various other exhibitions, publications, audio-visual events, educational activities.

Private Pera Museum in Beyoglu

The museum also made joint projects with the leading international museums, collections, and foundations and exhibited many collections such as Jean Dubuffet, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rembrandt, Niko Pirosmani, Josef Koudelka, Joan Miró, Akira Kurosawa, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Fernando Botero, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Goya.

Private Pera Museum in Beyoglu

All of the exhibitions of the Pera Museum are accompanied by books, catalogs, audio-visual events in addition to education programs. Also the Pera Film offers a wide range of screenings that extend from classics and independent movies to animated films and documentaries.

Visitor Info

Admission Fees

  • Adult: 20 TL
  • Concessions: 10 TL (12 years old or younger, students, faculty, 60 years and over)
  • Group: 15 TL (minimum 10 people)

Free Admissions

  • Long Fridays: Pera Museum is open and free of admissions from 18:00 to 22:00 every Friday
  • Young Wednesdays: Pera Museum is free of admissions for students every Wednesday

Free admission is also offered to:

  • Children aged 12 or below
  • Handicapped individuals plus one companion
  • ICOM cardholders
  • Friends of Pera Museum
  • Members of the press

Special days not available for visiting in the first days of Ramadan and Sacrifice Festivals for half time.

Pera Museum is open offers free admission to all patrons from 18:00 to 22:00 fevery Friday and to students every Wednesday.


Card holders can visit Pera Museum with a 20% discounted admission, and 15% discount at Artshop and Pera Café!

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Card holders can visit Pera Museum with 20% discount, and benefit a 15% discount at Artshop and Pera Café!

Opening Hours

The Pera Museum is open:

  • Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00-19:00
  • Sunday from 12:00-18:00
  • Closed on Mondays

Closing Days

The Pera Museum is closed on Mondays, the first day of religious holidays, and New Year’s Day (1st January)


Pera Museum is situated at the Tepebasi neighborhood across from the right down end of the Istiklal Street in Beyoglu district. 1,1 km. from the Taksim Square, and 400 meters from Tunel Square.

How to Get There?

Getting to Pera Museum is very easy if you stay in Taksim. You can just walk down the Istiklal Street to the Tunel Square to reach Pera Museum.

From Sultanahmet; take the Bagcilar-Kabatas tram (T1 line) from the Sultanahmet stop and hop off at the Karakoy stop, and than walk upwards to take the Tunel-Karakoy funicular (F2 line) to reach the end of Istiklal Street, or hop off at the Kabatas stop and take the Taksim-Kabatas funicular (F1 line) to reach Taksim Square.

Contact Details

Address: Mesrutiyet Street No.65 ; 34443 Tepebasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 334 99 00

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