Istanbul Archaeological MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +90-2125207740
- Ticket Price: 20 TRY
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Istanbul Archaeological Museum - Review
There are actually three museums here dedicated to Archeology, the Islamic Arts and the Ancient Orient. Built in the 19th century, the museums have gained quite an impressive collection including what could possibly the first documented love poem, the world’s first peace treaty, relics from Sidon, Babylon and Assyria, Greek and Roman statuary, pottery, a sarcophagus collection and the main highlight, which is the Alexander Sarcophagus. Clear details of each exhibit are provided in both English and Turkish. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 2 days.
Istanbul Archaeological Museum Information
- Booking counters closes one hour before the ending time.
- No eatable allowed inside the museum.
Istanbul Archaeological Museum Ticket Prices
- For Museum Pass option, check the official website.
Istanbul Archaeological Museum Hours
- Hours of Ticket Sales: 9.00 am-4.00 pm
How To reach Istanbul Archaeological Museum by Public Transport
- Eminonu Bus Stop
Restaurants Near Istanbul Archaeological Museum
- Best Western the President Hotel
- Georges Hotel - Omar cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Istanbul Archaeological Museum
80.76% of people who visit Istanbul include Istanbul Archaeological Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
32.39% of people start their Istanbul Archaeological Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Istanbul Archaeological Museum
63.22% of people prefer walking in order to reach Istanbul Archaeological Museum
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Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Istanbul Reviews
It was under construction but still collection was large. I think it will be even better and more interactive after construction. You may visit all buildings in 45-60 min in general, however if you like to spend time in details it might take one and half hour. Ticket price is 20 TL(20.09.2018). Generally there is no queue in front and if you have a Museum Pass İstanbul you can visit free. My favorite was the Tiled Kiosk and Ancient Orient halls.
Right, so I am giving it 5 stars fir what it would usually be - unfortunately at the moment there is a lot of restoration going on and the main exhibits such as the Tomb of Alexander the Great and the Tiled Pavilion, are closed. This being said, it's very well laid out and houses a huge amount if interesting items. Pictures of 6th century BC statues below. Well worth a visit. Disabled people get free entry as well which I was impressed by.
On the Topkapi palace grounds , this is among the best places to spend a rainy day. They have detail collections on Egypt, the Levant and Anatolia. Definitely worth spending a good part of the day here. The Anatolian history exhibit is excellent and gives you an overview of modern, recent and ancient history of Anatolia supported by Archeological artifacts. A highlight for me was the remnant if the chain that used to be drawn across the entrance to the Golden Horn. A few links of that chain are on display. They also have a good cafe nestled among Ancient Greek columns that’s not too expensive. Best to get it as part of the Istanbul Museum Pass for 125 lira.
Art and sculpture lovers will like this place. School going children can have fun history time at this place. Foreigners who don't understand local history of Istanbul also will enjoy the artwork in this place. Patience is foremost important to enjoy this place
Amazing place! So much well preserved Roman history and more recent Turkish history. The main building was covered up for maintenance whilst I was there but the exhibits were still available. Entrance fee is very reasonable.