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Saray Koleksiyonlari Museum

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Palace artifacts from the 19th century

Nice museum with a friendly curator. The audio guide is free and was really good. Cost is 20TL. I... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Seattle, Washington
via mobile
Small but inspiring museum

I think it is a must to see. Gives an insight about life in the Ottoman Palace from kid's clothes... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
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Visnezade Mah. Dolmabahce Cad. | Turkali, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 236 90 00
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Nice museum with a friendly curator. The audio guide is free and was really good. Cost is 20TL. I recommend augmenting the tour with Wikipedia. In particular the life of Dürrüşehvar Sultan, last Ottoman imperial princess.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I think it is a must to see. Gives an insight about life in the Ottoman Palace from kid's clothes to the kitchen and art of the sultan's. Entry is about 10 TL. Free audio guidance is provided. It is near the seaside Besiktas, where...More

1  Thank Nese01
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A magnificent museum with thousands of examples of the 19th century Ottoman Palace life in which antique movable and immovable valuable paintings and handwritten calligraphies from the past are exhibited daily, high value goods and companions of spiritual value are exhibited. The Warehouse-Museum, which was...More

Thank Erkan Ö
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This museum is just next to the Maritime Museum of Besiktas. The admission fee is only 5 liras, and you can enjoy seeing the great collections of Ottoman Empire. No photography, and sometimes the museum staff calls you to check your ticket. This museum is...More

1  Thank Vacationer807484
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Small but very interesting specially the part which presents the Ottuman family personal belongings. Admission fees are very symbolic, around 15 TL as far I remember. There is also a small and nice gift shop after you complete your tour. Highly recommended since it shouldn't...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016

The museum manages to bring to life the world of the Sultans and their families in the Ottoman Palaces. The displays are very good and in a lovely building which was originally part of the Dolmabache kitchens. You get take the ferry to Besiktas as...More

Thank Helena B
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Interesting small museum where you can find some of the personal belongings of the Sultan and his family. The first part of the measure is focused on calligraphy while the second part is very interesting. A small gift shop is also available.

Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

I love museum, whatever the size and the shape was, museums will tell you a historical part of the country, teach kids few things about the past.

1  Thank Dr-Suad A
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

If you've time and lust enough after visiting the Dolmabahçe Palace; and would like to learn more of Ottoman history and enjoy museums you should add this hidden gem to your itinerary as well as the Naval Museum and Y?ld?z Park nearby. The building used...More

2  Thank aegean79
Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

while walking around be?ikta? near bosphorus its a spot to see an old structure and a small museum a bit of historical stuff. cheap enterance has a collection of sultans paintings by himself

Thank dclkahraman
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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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