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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
Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 520 77 40
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

It would take more than a day to properly see everything in this museum. There are so many Roman artifacts and mausoleums alone. And there is the the whole history of Istanbul told in artifacts as well. There are actually 3 museums at this location,...More

Thank stellathecat
Reviewed 11 May 2013

This place is really interesting and is worth spending half a day. It is organized in several buildings with plenty of history from the ancient antiquity to modern ages. You can see how the Ottoman empire was powerful and how it is part of the...More

Thank hugolpr
Reviewed 10 May 2013

i had a little shock becoz lots of suprise i seen in this museum take a ticket and discover history again ,u can take photo silently

1  Thank cherly c
Reviewed 8 May 2013

My expectations are always low for museums, but the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul was amazing. The campus is comprised of 3 separate museums which you get admittance to for the low sum of 10 lira. There is a museum for Turkey/Anatolia, the tiles and ceramics,...More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We found it very interesting. We used the audio guides and the information was sufficient and interesting. There is so much to see. We wish we had much more time.

Thank DeirdreVB
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I stumbled onto this place while on my way to Topkapi Palace. There is an entrance fee for a small amount of Lira. I keep the smart ticket and use it later as bookmark. The museum has a large courtyard where they put ruins and...More

1  Thank Fakhizaa A
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Excellent large museum that easily takes half a day to walk through. Extensive impressive exhibits from different eras. Worth a stop

Thank chrismsh
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Wide range of topics and eras presented, nice location. Don't just pass from the rooms, but give it a few hours!

Thank nicklyt
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Didnt expect such an extensive selection especially from Sidon. Musuem undergoing reno's but still worth a visit.

Thank Margesmister
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Not to be missed! Best museum visit so far! Everything from mummy to full scale Sarcofogus. Biggest archeological museum in the world, we were told.

Thank Nivasini A
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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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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13 June 2015|
Response from مهدی ع |
some site is open some is under restoration