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“Boring” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Istanbul Archaeological Museums
Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
90 212 5207740
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Ranked #25 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Beirut, Lebanon
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“Boring”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Very silly museum I never liked it ... A waste of money and time so go somewhere else .I didn't like it at all and was very eager to go out of it

Visited September 2013
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“Heaps of stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

AMAZING Artifacts. Upon entering the museum grounds, the first thing you'll notice are heaps of archeological pieces scattered on the lawn. The establishment is bursting with interesting finds,  well preserved artifacts, mosaics, sarcophagi, ancient shipwrecks from the BC/AD era. A history lovers haven. You can easily spend half a day here. Well worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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“excellent history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The istanbul archaeology museum is a very good place to visit for adults and children. The chiodren were very much interested in the history of the egyptians. They were excited to learn and were not bored. I would recommend this place to everyone, especially families.

Visited January 2013
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Tolmin, Slovenia
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“Another archaeological museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The museum is not impressive. It has a big collection, probably there are some artifacts, but a part of the museum is closed for renovation. The most impressive things are tomb of Alexander the Great and artifacts from Mesopotamian culture.

Visited December 2013
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a must see in Istanbul. The building and art is something to behold. A magnificent tourist attraction. When in Istanbul you should try and find a way to visit this attraction.

Visited December 2013
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