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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 520 77 40
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Besides its importance as the first Turkish museum, it remains one of the world's largest museums with over one million works. Opened to the public in 1891, it houses a collection of Greek, Roman and Byzantine artifacts.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

Always one of the highlights when I visit Istanbul. I especially love seeing the tiled sections of the Ishtar Gate from Babylon and the incredibly carved sarcophagi.

Thank ALY307
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Reviewed yesterday

Me, my wife and our daughter visited the Istanbul Archaeological Museums. There are certain areas of the museum under repair but there is still a lot of fascinating collections to be seen. This museum was Turkey's first and it remains one of the world's largest...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Istanbul Archaeological Museum has a collection of several ancient works of art excavated from different sites of Istanbul revealing history of Istanbul. Some portions were under repair so I could not visit all the sections. There is an entry fee to the Museum.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Im only giving it 4 stars because I did not see Alexander’s sarcophagus as part of the building have been closed for restoration. Nonetheless there was a lot of artefacts so if you are a history buff, be prepared to spend a few hours. A...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great visit here, as a history buff quite excited to go here. Like so many other historic buildings in Istanbul this too was under construction in some parts. Don't let that put you off there was still plenty to see and enjoy.. so we...More

Thank Aurora S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Or any day for that matter. The Archaeological Museum forms part of the Istanbul Museum Pass. Well worth a look and some interesting artefacts to boot. A bit under restoration to the building during my visit, however, did not spoil the enjoyment.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself is a bit archaic and need renovation, but I loved the exhibit. It may not be the most impressive (especially when you remember all the civilisations that Turkey had ) but just seeing the Siloam Inscription was enough for me.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I love Archaeology. I was really looking forward to going to this place. Sadly we went on a Sunday, it was Raining, There was no cover to stand under in the ticket line, and there was only one ticket taker. Because this is a...More

Thank Izzy K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although i am interested in history , i did not find the museum intersing enough. There is a huge number of displays, yet the museum lacks things that makes it more lively like music , videos, interactive screens, photograph and e-mail screens, hands on activities...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Istanbul in January & during our trip we visited the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Part of it was being restored when we visited, but we managed to see the Exhibit that had Egytpian, Akkadian & other artefacts found in Turkey. We then visited the...More

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Serena D
29 January 2018|
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Response from RandyOK | Reviewed this property |
When I was there it was closed to earthquake-proof the building and other modifications. I don’t know when it is to re-open. Not sure who you can ask for better details. I had a knowledgeable guide that may know.
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17 April 2017|
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Response from Metelesku2 | Reviewed this property |
No such a statue seen in Feb 2017 means eather hidden or in different place.
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spoongirldeb
13 June 2015|
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Response from مهدی ع |
some site is open some is under restoration
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