Museums

Yildiz Palace Museum

Yildiz Palace Museum

The first pavilion of Yildiz Sarayi Muzesi was built by Sultan Ahmed I, during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificient. At the end of the 18th century, Sultan Selim III built Yildiz Pavilion for his mo..
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum

Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum

This museum (Ural Ataman Klasik Otomobil Müzesi) features a collection of sixty-three vehicles that date back to the glory days of the automobile era. Situated within a gleaming glass building, the mu..
The Sakip Sabanci Museum

The Sakip Sabanci Museum

The Sakip Sabanci Museum is housed in a beautiful 19th century Ottoman mansion called the Atli Kosk or the Horse Mansion, which is a reference to the prominent bronze horse statue in its front garden...
The Great Palace Mosaic Museum

The Great Palace Mosaic Museum

This museum (Büyük Saray Mozaikleri Müzesi) is situated just off Sultanahmet Square and houses the mosaics uncovered from the remains of the Great Palace of Constantinople, which was originally built ..
Sadberk Hanim Museum

Sadberk Hanim Museum

Founded in 1980 by the Koc family (who originally owned the building as a family home), the Sadberk Hanim Museum (Sadberk Hanım Müzesi) is the first private museum in Turkey. Initially housed in a sin..
Rezan Has Museum

Rezan Has Museum

The Rezan Has Museum (Rezan Has Müzesi) is located in a building that used to be the Cibali Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Factory, which has now been converted to Kadir Has University.The main attr..
Rahmi M. Koc Museum

Rahmi M. Koc Museum

Built by the Koc family and situated on the north side of the Golden Horn in the Halic area, this privately owned museum will take you on a tour of Istanbul’s industrial past. Most of the exhibition i..
Pera Museum

Pera Museum

Founded in 2005 by the Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation, the Pera Museum (Pera Müzesi) is housed in the former Bristol Hotel, a beautifully-restored building that was designed and built by architect Ach..
Panorama 1453 Historical Museum

Panorama 1453 Historical Museum

The Panorama 1453 Tarih Muzesi commemorates the Ottoman siege of Constantinople on May 29, 1453.With the aid of cannons, Mehter bands, and 3,000 square meters housing thousands of painting and figurin..
Palace Collections Museum

Palace Collections Museum

Opened in 2011, (Saray Koleksiyonları Müzesi) the museum is home to more than 40,000 items from Ottoman palaces that reveal the daily lives of the later sultans and their families. Drawn from more con..
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Built in 1524, the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Türk ve İslam Eserleri Müzesi) is housed in the former palace of Ibrahim Pasa, the grand vizier to Suleyman the Magnificent. The palace is truly spe..
Museum of the Princes' Islands

Museum of the Princes' Islands

Museum of the Princes’ Islands is the first contemporary city museum of Istanbul.It tells the story of the Islands from the geological formation of the Islands to the present day, displaying hundreds ..
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