Private Pera Museum Istanbul (Where, What to See? Entrance Fee)

Last Updated on June 29, 2022

Pera Museum is a private museum that was founded by the Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation on 2005. The museum is located at Tepebasi, near Taksim, in an impressive historical building that was originally conceived as the Bristol Hotel. The museum showcases high quality culture and art services to its visitors such as paintings, tiles and ceramics.

Private Pera Museum Istanbul (Where, What to See? Entrance Fee)

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.

What’s Inside

You’ll see fantastic and lively permanent collections that include:

  • Orientalist Paintings (oil and watercolor paintings, ornamental art, and engravings from 17th to early 20th century),
  • Anatolian Weights and Measures (over 10,000 objects dating from the prehistory to present day Anatolia),
  • Kutahya Tiles and Ceramics (famous Kutahya tiles and ceramics from the 18th to 20th centuries),
  • Photography Collection (over 7.000 photographs of Istanbul from the 19th and 20th centuries),
  • Various exhibitions, publications, audio-visual events and educational activities.

Private Pera Museum Istanbul (Where, What to See? Entrance Fee)

The Tortoise Trainer

The world famous early 20th century oil on canvas “The Tortoise Trainer”, by the famous painter Osman Hamdi Bey’s is exhibited at the Pera Museum.

Pera Film

The museum offers monthly programs, a wide range of screenings extending from classic and experimental cinema, animation, documentaries to short films and video art screenings. You can catch them at the Pera Museum Auditorium. The screenings can be seen with a discounted museum ticket. Films are shown with Turkish subtitles. See the current program from

Temporary Exhibitions

There are also temporary exhibitions and events held at the Pera Museum. See the current exhibitions from

Pera Cafe

You can take a break and relax at the museum’s art deco cafe. You can find wide range of range of offerings; from salads, sandwiches, special pastas to high-quality pastries.

Visiting Hours & Admissions

Opening Hours

Open every day except Mondays, Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 – 19.00, Friday 10.00 – 22.00 and Sunday 12.00 – 18.00

Closed on Mondays.

Long Fridays

Free of admissions from 18:00 to 22:00 every Friday.

Young Wednesdays

Free for students every Wednesday.

Ticket Price

Adult: 25 TL , Groups: 20 TL (minimum 10 people)

Please double check hours and admissions from

How to Get There


You’ll find the Pera Museum in the Tepebasi quarter of Beyoglu district, right down the end of the Istiklal Street. 1,1 km. from Taksim Square, and 400 meters from Tunel Square. See the location map.


The most practical way to get to Tepebasi is via walking down from the Istiklal Street or up from the Tunel Sqaure. You should get to Taksim or Tunel square.

  • Take funicular from Karakoy to Tunel.
  • Take funicular from Kabatas to Taksim.
  • From Sultanahmet take the Bagcilar-Kabatas tram (T1 line) to reach Karakoy or Kabatas.
  • Yenikapi-Taksim-Haciosman M2 Metro line and hop off at the Sishane stop, and walk
  • If you stay at the Taksim hotels, than you easily walk to the museum.

Check our Taksim or Galata-Karakoy pages to see how to get to Taksim or Karakoy in details.

Contact Details

Address: Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.65, 34430 Tepebasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 334 99 00

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