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.
About Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
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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
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.
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
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
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
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
Far less visited than the main tourist sites but hardly a "hidden gem" since it's right across from the Blue Mosque, the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is well worth visiting. The exhibits are arranged by periods and give an excellent idea how art has...More
The collection is very nicely laid out into periods with detailed explanations. It only takes 90 minutes to explore, but every piece is interesting, if you like Islamic art. I learned a lot about the history of the region and the artifacts left behind. Many...More