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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 520 7740
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 520 7740
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perhaps this review is the result of visiting 3 museums in 2 days but we were not impressed, after the standard set by the Ephesus Museum, which has been newly renovated and was brightly lit. One of the wings did not have air-conditioning and another...More

Thank gtangg
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must see if your in to history the amount of the knowledge lays in that museum is brilliant my wife literally loved it all that egyptian stuff and old roman and greek a must see but careful with cameras to not flash around security...More

Thank Metehan N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to discover in one place over 2000 years history mixed with Ottoman and European influences.

Thank VCube
Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in 4 separate buildings, the Archaeological Museum is a remarkable treasure. It offers extensive background history for Istanbul with well organized exhibits that chronicle the extensive ruins that have been unearthed in Istanbul and throughout Turkey. The main building is undergoing earthquake retro-fitting, but...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This had been a subsidiary attraction on our list prior to arriving to the city. However, upon visiting the archeological museums we were truly and utterly surprised and impressed by the shear number of quality artefacts they had on display. Definitely recommend! Could almost say...More

Thank Idris K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visted this museum earlier this month 9July). Having read a number of the more recent reviews we got the impression it was largely closed but as we had the Museum Kart thought we would take a look anyway. To our surprise there was a...More

1  Thank travelwithoutmercy
Reviewed 1 week ago

archeological museum located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul. The museum is open to the public from 09:00 to 19:00. if you travel to Istanbul, you most visit there!

Thank jafari10001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are 3 separate buildings inside the Museum Campus. The archaeological items displayed are mainly from Egypt, Greece and Lebanon. The most interesting part is the coffee shop in the yard - calm and beautiful greenery.

Thank Nivine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit with family. Worthwhile to read some background to Turkey and Istanbul? Constantinople before the visit. This is not absolutely necessary - but can add to our experience. Covers more than just Turkey. If you visit Istanbul before Troas (troy) take note of the excavation...More

Thank KarlMul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge part of the museum was in restoration. Very poorly descriptions and display did not help to enjoy it. It supposed to be a highlight and a great cultural experience here but I left unsatisfied and I don't think I will be back.

Thank Aragorn65
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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April 16, 2017|
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Response from Metelesku2 | Reviewed this property |
No such a statue seen in Feb 2017 means eather hidden or in different place.
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June 12, 2015|
Response from مهدی ع |
some site is open some is under restoration