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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 520 77 40
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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 77 40
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great museum , but some of the best artifacts are not accessible because of repairs. What is available is worthwhile, but you are not getting full value.

Thank travel172017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the museum is under renovation, the antiquities in the museum are worth the visit. The museum is located adjacent to the Topkapi Palace and it's quiet relaxing and worth a short visit.

Thank retiredhaha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a fan of archeology, don't miss this place. It has a nice collection of different times of history.

Thank sima a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is great for somebody who is interested in history. The museum has a lot of historical things.

Thank Syed F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum really showcases the pre-history and Christian era in Mesopotamia and turkey. Great emphasis is given to encient Greek and Byzantine history.

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Istanbul has history oozing out of its pores! There are numerous places where the extra Roman columns, statues and such are just dumped. The inside of the museum was amazing with lots of diverse items to look it. Easy not to be bored as there...More

Thank travelershopper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Turkey I eventually decided not to do anything that can be done elsewhere, because everything there tends to be worse mainly due to people's ignorance. But the Archeology museum was conveniently located between the Hagia Sophia and Toplaki Palace, so I decided to...More

Thank Augusto V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must to see and to visit there. To understand the history of Anatolia.Too many pieces of the history.

Thank Yilmaz G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here only because I bought the museum pass and it was next to the topkapi palace. I would not come here if you don't have time. The main building seems to be under construction so not much to see. They have a lovely...More

Thank monsternina
Reviewed August 16, 2017

It worth visiting it and learning other than Turkish history!! Everything demonstrates great civilization of other countries around Turkey, who shined through centuries!!

Thank Nikolas B
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