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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
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Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We used our Istanbul Museum Pass to see this amazing museum which is just next door to Topkapi Palace. There were no queues at all but it is like discovering Ali Baba's cave, full of treasure and hidden secrets. Some of the exhibits were very...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

To get in here, we used our Museum Pass Istanbul for 72 hours. It costs 72 TL and includes a single entry to 9 museums, including Haghia Sophia, The Chora Church, Topkapi Palace plus the Harem Apartments and Mosaics Museum. When you use this card,...More

3  Thank niki101
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

The museum is big, and as an archaeologist I always love a good archaeology museum! This one could use some curation help, though. The oriental antiquities section is super old-fashioned, with artifacts gathering dust mostly behind glass cases, proceeding directly and chronologically through history. The...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

An amazing museum, full of antiquities, statues, burial vaults, etc. The mosaic building is worthwhile, too. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

In a city that has almost too much to see and in a country that has the oldest civilisations known to mankind, the home of the infamous Amazon women, the Greek and Roman Empire's the founding of the Christian Church and the Ottoman Empire, to...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Alexander Sarcophagus has to be one of the greatest items ever fashioned by human hands. This object alone is worth a trip to Istanbul, never mind to the Archaeology Museum! But the crowds stream by, mostly unaware of their proximity to this gem of...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This museum complex is huge. The lion mosaics from the ancient walls of Babylon are fabulous and a must see! I enjoyed the relative solitude of the museum and spent time with some art students while they scetched the details of some of the impressive...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Museum is spread over three buildings. All are interesting, give you enough explanation and background to the exhibits. The main building is good and will take about 2-3 hours to see everything. One hour if you go fairly quickly and don't read much. Hands down,...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Istanbul's Archeology Museum really surpassed all our expectations as we had learnt that it is the world's second biggest archeological museums with more than 2 millions pieces contained and preserved. I strongly urge anyone visiting this city to spend enough time in this spectacular museum.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

After touring Topkapi Palace, we came to the Istanbul Archaeology Museum to see its collection of ancient artifacts. The museum dates back to the 19th Century and seems a little shabby, but its collection is impressive. High points for us were the Royal Necropolis at...More

Thank David P
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Serena D
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Response from RandyOK | Reviewed this property |
When I was there it was closed to earthquake-proof the building and other modifications. I don’t know when it is to re-open. Not sure who you can ask for better details. I had a knowledgeable guide that may know.
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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|
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Response from مهدی ع |
some site is open some is under restoration
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