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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)

At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:46, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 18 05
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The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum showcases Islamic calligraphy, tiles and rugs and recreates rooms or dwellings from Turkish cultures, particularly nomadic groups.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:46, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 18 05
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were advised to buy our Museum pass here as the queues are shorter. We decided to go into the Museum and were not disappointed. It contained items from various historical Islamic and Turkish periods and was a real insight into history.

Thank 113alin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was a superb surprise. It is the perfect size, and is exhibited in perfect chronological order over the period of all the caliphs of Islam, depicting the art of each caliphate. Amazingly, there is a room of Islamic relics which we literally had...More

1  Thank Muhammad T
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

If you would like to see a nice exhibition of Turkish and Islamic art, this is the right place. Historical information is also included in each room.

Thank polly_2000
Reviewed 30 September 2017

a very nice small museum nearly did not go there glad I did it had lots of holy relics and you can view them at your own pace no pushing or shoving would go there again

Thank mohammed k
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Most museums wear me out, but this was so perfectly staged that I did not tire. Art is displayed in separate rooms with low lighting and each room highlights one particular piece. Also there are maps depicting eras.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This museum host nice selection of arts from different periods of Turkish history. Well presented and explained in line with brief history of this land. Definitely worth sacrificing an hour or so.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Was shocked to see so few people in this museum. We didn't know anything about it so in fact we were pleasantly surprised by the quality and breadth of exhibits. There are many calligraphy works from all the ages and a decent amount of reading...More

1  Thank Hint_of_Pepper
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The museum is located right next to the Blue Mosque, so it's really easy to access. Apparently, not many people know about this museum as it's mostly empty, which means you can spend lots of time looking at the things you are interested in. Of...More

1  Thank ubound
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was recommended by a guest in the hotel I was staying in. This is a lovely small museum with some fantastic artefacts. I was not disappointed

Thank DaveA1966
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Shockingly limited with Islamic artefacts considering that Istanbul was once the centre of one mighty Islamic empire. It's OK for those wanting to learn about the history and spread of Islam, but far more beautiful examples of Islamic art are to be found in Topkapi...More

Thank GoranWembley
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19 February 2017|
Response from Mert U | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website and there is no information about maintenance now. I guess it should be completely open to visit. But better to email them !
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30 July 2016|
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Response from Abdul A | Reviewed this property |
Yes pictures but no vid cam
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21 March 2016|
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Response from ThegilaniAK | Reviewed this property |
I was there for just over two hours. It was not crowded at all, but the manuscripts and articles from various ruling dynasties were fascinating to my wife and I.We relaxed and got drinks from the cafe at the second floor... More