Last week a new museum pass for foreigners have been announced and I mentioned it in another post, but I suspect that it might be buried in that post so I'm opening a new post for this topic. Here is the information:
The card has just been announced and it's called ''MUSEUM PASS İSTANBUL''. Now it's available for tourists too but with different prices compared to the Museum Card for the locals. So far it's valid only in Istanbul, like I mentioned in earlier posts it will be available all around Turkey but this will come gradually, probabily at the end of the tourist season.
Museum Pass Istanbul is valid for 3 days and costs 72 TL per person (approximately 34 euros). It gives one-time access to all the museums of the Ministry of Tourism in Istanbul, such as in Topkapi palace (excluding Harem section), Hagia Sophia, Archaeological museum, Turkish & Islamic arts museum, Mosaics museum, Kariye museum, and so on. It can be bought from Tourist Information offices in Istanbul and from some of the big hotels.
It's not valid for the Municipality museums (Cistern, 1453 Panorama, Miniaturk, etc) and for the museums of the Turkish Parliament (Dolmabahce palace, Beylerbeyi palace, Yildiz palace etc).