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“Want to get away from the crowds?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #99 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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.
Dayton
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“Want to get away from the crowds?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This museum was a highlight for us. An unexpected pleasure. We loved seeing the rugs and some of the other artifacts, but the highlight was the lifestyle set ups showing how different people in different times lived in Turkey. We loved the Turkish yurt--the home used by nomadic peoples.

Visited August 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“an important museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

located right accross from the Blue mosque but very few people visit this nice museum. for those who want to understand Islamic & Turkish culture should not miss to visit this museum

Visited October 2012
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Bristol UK
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“Partially closed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Disappointed as the whole ground floor is closed for renovations, so there is little to see apart from rugs. I had hoped to see more ceramics, textiles & tiles.

Visited October 2012
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Westminster, Colorado
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“Really Enjoyed this!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The museum is organized by time period and it was fascinating to see how the different areas conquered by the Ottoman empire influenced the art of the time. Ever wondered what happens to the gigantic rugs that get worn out at the Mosques and Palaces? Several of them were on display here. Only downer was that the lower level was closed for renovation, so we didn't get to see the yurt or tent exhibits. I think the entire museum may soon be closed for renovation. The coffee shop was a lovely experience, served in beautiful glasses on trays, and one of the best Turkish coffees we had while in Istanbul.

Visited October 2012
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Only a small museum but a wonderful collection of carpets (it's amazing how well preserved some of them are), some calligraphy examples and some exhibits on the Turkish people.

Visited October 2012
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