Museums of Istanbul

The artistic and traditional works exhibited in museums of Istanbul visualize the life styles of the Roman-Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

Most of the buildings worth to see in istanbul -such as the Topkapi Palace and Byzantine churches have been converted to museums. For instance, the name of the palace is The Topkapi Palace Museum.

We listed the museums that are “museums” according to our understanding, too.

Many of the museums are close to the other historical buildings:

The Archaeological Museum is in the First Court of the Palace, The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art is at At Meydanı (Hippodrome). You can combine a walk to these historical places with a visit to a museum. Say, you have visited The Archaeological Museum and Cinili Kosk, do not skip drinking a cup of tea in the garden next to Çinili Kosk.

Pera Museum

A cultural endeavor of the Suna and inan Kira? Foundation

The Pera Museum, which opened its doors in early June 2005, is the first step of a comprehensive cultural endeavor that the Suna and inan Kirag Foundation has launched at this distinguished venue in the city for the purpose of providing cultural service on a variety of levels. An historical structure which was originally constructed in 1893 by the architect Achille Manoussos in Tepebap (Istanbul’s most prestigious district in those days) and which was, until rather recently, known as the Bristol Hotel, was completely renovated to serve as a museum and cultural center for the project. Transformed into afully-equipped modem museum, this venerable building is now serving the people of Istanbul once again.

Mesrutiyet Cad. 141 Tepebasi  Tel: (0212) 334 99 00 Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00-19.00 Sunday: 12.00-18.00

Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts

A Press Art Museum Which Is Original and Modem In Turkey Imoga

IMOGA is the first graphic arts museum where exhibited gravure, lithography, serigraphy, linolium and takes place at the trail of Camlica in asian side. IMOGA is one of the few collections with 1200 works which belong to over 80 artists, istanbul is the oldest and most important city because of its position between asia and europe which hosted old civilizations for developing art. There is a workshop, a library in the exhibition hall. It is a six storeyed building and some seminers, activities are being arranged in the museum.

unalan mah. Baraj yolu sok. No:14 Uskudar Tel: 0216 470 92 92

Istanbul Modem

Istanbul Modem Arts Museum, entitled to being the first modem arts museum of Istanbul, constituted by the efforts of Istanbul Kultur ve Sanat Vakfi, combines both contemporary and modem artistic accumulation of Turkey. Established over a 2 storey, 8000 m2 building, houses three exhibition areas and office space for educational and research purposes.

As well as permanent and temporary exhibitions, a library, archives, movie theatre for 100 people, a photograph exhibition hall, and a statue garden constitutes some of the facilities.

Istanbul Modem Cafe, located on the upper floor has a fabulous bosphorous view.

Opening hours Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Thursday: 10:00-20:00

Meclis-i Mebusan cad. Liman lsletmeleri Saltpazart Antrepo No:4 Ftndikli Tel: 0212 334 07 00