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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 520 77 40
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Besides its importance as the first Turkish museum, it remains one of the world's largest museums with over one million works. Opened to the public in 1891, it houses a collection of Greek, Roman and Byzantine artifacts.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum posses verity of ancient collections, though some block was closed for visitors due to renovation work, yet other sections had bounty of items.

Thank Aziz K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is under reconstruction so a little cumbersome at times. But the main issue is the display. This museum has the most beautiful marble statues, ancient jewellery and stonework. And the most horrible displays. Labyrinth type structure where you get to dead ends and...More

Thank Brigitte M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is on the way up (steep hill) to Topkapi Palace. While we stopped to catch our breathe and cool down on a very humid day we saw the museum right in front of us. We decided to go in (might as well since...More

Thank George818
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Important venues are closed. There are some nice small archeological pieces and busts but Alexander the Great tomb is closed and nothing else meaningful is open. Save your time and money in better places. Complete waste of time!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as heard amazing reviews. Arrived. Almost empty. Staff wondering around. There wasn't much open at all but what was open gave a taste of the vibrant collection this museum has. It is such a shame that we didnt go when it was all open

Thank tink10000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good spread of artefacts and good explanations in English, I only wish that the collection was larger and we could spend more time there!

Thank Keith T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You may find over of Egypt, Ancient Greek, Mesopotamia, Troy and Byzantium. Many interesting things and cultures. Don't miss it!..

Thank Mustafa T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must to visit when in Istanbul. For the first, the only place you get to go alone and not be disturbed by Turkish men, but most of all a amazing museum. You can easily spent several hours there.

Thank Bjørg L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another venue which would have scored higher if it weren't for renovation works. Worth a visit especially if you have a 125lira museum pass.

Thank laneypops83
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the foreigners it is the best museum in İstanbul next to Topkapı Palace. Everbody should visit there once in İstanbul. By the way I transport the Byzantian ship to the museum. It is an honour 😁😁😁

Thank Fatih G
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Serena D
30 January 2018|
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Response from RandyOK | Reviewed this property |
When I was there it was closed to earthquake-proof the building and other modifications. I don’t know when it is to re-open. Not sure who you can ask for better details. I had a knowledgeable guide that may know.
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17 April 2017|
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Response from Metelesku2 | Reviewed this property |
No such a statue seen in Feb 2017 means eather hidden or in different place.
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spoongirldeb
13 June 2015|
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Response from مهدی ع |
some site is open some is under restoration
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