Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Currently Closed
  • 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, Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

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.

  • Booking counters closes one hour before the ending time.
  • No eatable allowed inside the museum.

  • For Museum Pass option, check the official website.

  • Hours of Ticket Sales: 9.00 am-4.00 pm

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  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum Contact Number: +90-2125207740
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum Price: 20 TRY
  • Best time to visit Istanbul Archaeological Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Istanbul Archaeological Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 80.62% of people who visit Istanbul include Istanbul Archaeological Museum in their plan

  • 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

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

63.22% of people prefer walking in order to reach Istanbul Archaeological Museum

People normally club together Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace while planning their visit to Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

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  • Having in mind all the history that happened in this city I beleive that several museums can be filled with all the material. Having said that this is nice museum but what is missing is modern design and presentation for the younger generations and children as I have enjoyed in the Toronto museum which is having only small part of history that Istanbul/Constantinople is having. Still, I would recommend visiting this place when raining or too hot to go around this amazing city.

  • For a city of the age and importance of Istanbul, this museum was surprisingly barren of major items. Most of what we saw here were sarcophagi and pottery. In fact, this is the worst kind of museum: a maze of rooms with display cases containing items that all look more or less alike with very little explanation as to why those items are here or their historical significance. On the other hand a the main museum building is closed for renovations through 2019 so it's possible everything with seeing is just off limits. Despite the closure of the main building, there is no discount, you just get less for your money.

  • Very interesting museum. Highlights: the oldest love poem by Sumerians and the evolution of cuneiform calligraphy. The chronological order is not very precise and since there so much to see I strongly recommend to choose an era and explore just that, otherwise you’ll be overwhelmed. Entry is 32-35 tl. Best time to visit is 10 am.

  • 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.

  • Lots of cool and interesting stuff. Some of it really amazing. Only four stars because currently under renovation, and some exhibits cannot be seen.

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