MUSEUMS

İSTANBUL MUSEUMS


İstanbul is an old city (especially historical peninsula) which home to many museums, religious structures and landmarks. Müze İstanbul provides up-to-date, detailed information about İstanbul's most-visited cultural sites, museums and general travel information for visitors of our city.

Topkapi Palace Harem

With many ancient civilizations lived throughout its history, İstanbul has incredible wealth of outstanding historical mosques, churches and monuments. İstanbul added to the UNESCO World Heritage List (Historic Areas of İstanbul) in 1985 which surrounds Archaeological Park; Hippodrome area, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Hagia Irene Museum, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapı Palace Museum, Süleymaniye Protection Area; Süleymaniye Mosque and its encircles, Zeyrek Protection Area;Zeyrek Mosque and its encircles, and the Historical Walls (Built initially by Theodosius in the early fifth century) Protection Area.

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BRIEF INTRODUCTION:

🏛  İSTANBUL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMS:

[Type]:Archaeology Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:sanalmuze.gov.tr  [Ticket Price]: 340 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM:

[Type]:Palace Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:National Palace Museums [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Combined Ticket Price]:Topkapı Palace & Harem & Hagia Irene= 1500 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  MUSEUM OF TURKISH AND ISLAMIC ARTS:

[Type]:Arts & Crafts Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:sanalmuze.gov.tr  [Ticket Price]: 390 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  GALATA TOWER MUSEUM:

[Type]:Historical Tower Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: 650 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  GALATA MEVLEVİ HOUSE MUSEUM:

[Type]:Historical House Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: 150 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  RUMELİ FORTRESS MUSEUM:

[Type]:Historical Fortress Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: 130 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  MAIDEN'S TOWER MUSEUM:

[Type]:Historical Monument Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: 550 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  HAGIA IRENE MUSEUM:

[Type]:History Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:National Palace Museums [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: 500 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  TOPKAPI PALACE HAREM:

[Type]:Palace Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:National Palace Museums [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: 500 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  GREAT PALACE MOSAICS MUSEUM:

[Type]:Archaeology Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: 220 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  TURBES MUSEUM:

[Type]:Historical Mausoleum Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: Free [Audio Guide]:

🏛  ADAM MICKIEWICZ MUSEUM:

[Type]:Historical House Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: Free [Audio Guide]:

🏛  MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ISLAM:

[Type]:Science & Technology Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:sanalmuze.gov.tr  [Ticket Price]: 210 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  FETHİYE (PAMMAKARISTOS) MUSEUM: (UNDERGOING RESTORATION)

[Type]:Historical Monument Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Virtual Museum]:[Ticket Price]: 60 ₺ (Turkish Lira) [Audio Guide]:

🏛  İSTANBUL AIRPORT MUSEUM: (MUSEUM PASS İSTANBUL IS NOT VALID)

[Type]:Airport Museum [Funding]:State Funded [Administration]:Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate [Icom & Icomos Cards]:Valid [Ticket Price]: 13 € (Euro) [Virtual Museum]:sanalmuze.gov.tr  [Audio Guide]:


İstanbul, Jewel of the Bosporus and Türkiye

İstanbul is established on the coasts of the Bosporus strait, and It is the only city located in two continents in terms of its area. As a result of İstanbul being a transcontinental city which rises from Europe and Asia with such a rich history of civilizations and unique cultural identity, you won’t be lack of museums and historical sites to visit all around İstanbul. The name of the old city comes from the name of Emperor Constantinus I, who manage to re-establish and made Constantinople the most important city of the Roman Empire after Rome at the beginning of the century. Constantinople which means the city of Constantinus for a long time, later started to called only "Polis". "Eis ten polin", which means towards city or in the city in Greek, eventually transformed to "İstanbul" by changing forms such as "Stenbol" and "Estenbul".

Last Updated: Sat. 07 October 2023

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