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Address: Sultanahmet | Moved to New Site on North Side of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Description: CARPET AND KILIM MUSEUM The museum is installed in the Blue Mosque's...
CARPET AND KILIM MUSEUM The museum is installed in the Blue Mosque's imperial pavilion. The museum contains a fine collection of Usak, Bergama and Konya carpets dating from the 16th to the 19th century. The best examples of 13th-20th century Turkish carpets are exhibited along the ramp, which is the entrance to the pavilion. They were also exhibited in the rooms where the Sultans used to rest. The carpets and kilims on display have been restored and are displayed in a contemporary fashion.
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We called in here because it was raining and the entry fee was on 10TL but I am glad we did. Not only did we escape the rain we escaped the crowds and had the place to ourselves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We called in here because it was raining and the entry fee was on 10TL but I am glad we did. Not only did we escape the rain we escaped the crowds and had the place to ourselves. Even if you're not a fan of carpets you have to appreciate the beauty of the carpets on display. Most are 100's... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place is pretty new and is fabulous. The collection is overwhelming. If you want to see a carpet worth as much as $100,000,000, this is the place to go! Go with someone knowledgable about carpets if you can.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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56 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

The Carpet Museum should be on the Muse Pass list as it is a lovely museum, probably overlooked by many as it is not on the list. The 10TL entry fee is well worth it. We were the only people there! Lovely old carpets from the 14-19th century in excellent condition. The lighting was dim but I guess that helps... More 

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Dehesa de Campoamor, Spain
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260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very factual museum. Amazed by the quality of the 14/15/16th century carpets and would have liked to see more. After the visit I knew way more than before the visit. Well worth the 10tl admission fee

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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148 reviews 148 reviews
64 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you like carpets. do visit. Although, it does not have too many artifacts nor a vast variety, it makes up by offering a complete historical perspective. Divided in to three small galleries, each represent some specific theme. Enough information on display to understand the evolution. Some nice pieces to see. If you like carpets, do visit. Else skip. 10... More 

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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

When we visited this museum, we weren't waiting so much from this place, but once we just entered we found ourselves in a treasure. The collection stuff are all genuine antique. Most of them are over 200 years old. Though the fee is 10 TL, I think it's worth.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Next to the entrance of the topkapi palace It is a not crowded it at all museum (which makes the visit even better) in the old imaret (soup kitchen), just behind ayasofya in the courtyard You can see a lot of carpets from the VXI th century and understand better all the different styles of ottoman carpets patterns

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Whoever is a carpet enthusiast must consider visiting this Museum in Istanbul. Centrally located, yet not even the Tourist Information Offices are aware of it. It is however recommended primarily to the afficionados, and to those who appreciate beauty, patterns, design, color, and human touch. It is a simply perfect museum established for carpets, featuring the highest standards, and offers... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Museum located behind the famous Hagia Sophia. It's not visible and you need to ask for it or use a map. The museum has many carpets which were renovated. It came from different places in turkey specially from famous mosques in Istanbul and Borsa. Recommended for visiting if you like traditional art pieces.

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Essex, UK
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are interested in Turkish carpets, then this may interest you but it is very limited. There are some extremely old carpets and some details about which regions carpets originally came from. However, there is nothing more modern than a few hundred years ago. There is so much more they could do with this - including something about how... More 

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