We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)

Address: At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 2125181805
Website
Improve this listing
84%
Ranked #99 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum showcases Islamic calligraphy, tiles and rugs and recreates...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum showcases Islamic calligraphy, tiles and rugs and recreates rooms or dwellings from Turkish cultures, particularly nomadic groups.

Hotels near Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)

Write a Review

167 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    82
    59
    17
    2
    7
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Is not fair because the Müze (the Museums card for Istanbul) is supposed to include this museum but is closed due to restorations! don't waste your time there!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

They were working on what's ostensibly the front of it with construction equipment. Too bad, as it sounds interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Heard that a good collection of rugs are here, but the museum is still closed :(, will check that this is open first before i travel to Istanbul again, i feel that maybe the price of the museum pass should be reduced though, it's only fair

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
tokyo
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Museum seems to have been expected to re-open in 2014, but it is still closed and there was no info for re-opening schedule (seems pretty common in Istanbul). I have visited this place 3 years ago and back then it was a nice place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Museum is still closed for renovations... not sure when it will reopen but hopefully soon!!! Been in Istanbul twice in past 6 months and really want to visit it!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Royal Oak, Michigan
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I really enjoyed the curating and focus of this museum. It is peaceful, well laid out, and really kind of a gem. They have a beautiful courtyard and building overall - the team room is lovely! An exquisite rug and calligraphy collection, among other things. A great view as well!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We visited Istanbul in January 2012 and I am so very glad we visited this exquisite little gem. The museum is housed in a former palace of Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent, and husband of the Sultan's sister, Hatice Sultan. You are greeted with a beautiful courtyard. Go to evey level, every... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I really wanted to see this place but it was closed - I had looked it up before flying in to Turkey, you would think it would be noted that it was closed on the official websites to keep people informed... anyway FYI it is closed to the end of the year I believe.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Shanghai, China
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was closed for renovation when I went there about 2 weeks ago. So if you plan to go Istanbul recently, be careful about that. Luckily this museum is so close to the blue mosque, so it won't cost you much time to make sure about it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This museum is one of the unsung heroes of Istanbul. Tucked away in a park next to the Blue Mosque, it has a reasonable entrance price and once inside, the glory of the Islamic world under the Turks is opened out to the viewer. On the bottom floor it has a display of ancient Turkish lifeways. It is chock ful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) also viewed

 

Been to Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?