Istanbul Archaeology Museums
Istanbul Archaeology Museums (Alemdar Cad. Osman Hamdi Bey Yokuşu Sk, Sultanahmet / Fatih, İstanbul) — The İstanbul Archaeological Museums, which are affiliated to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, are located in İstanbul’s Sultanahmet neighborhood, on the Osman Hamdi Bey slope connecting the Gülhane Park with the Topkapı Palace. Its name is plural, since there are three different museums under the same administration: The Archaeological Museum, the Ancient Orient Museum (Eski Şark Eserleri Müzesi) and Tiled Kiosk Museum (Çinili Köşk Müzesi).
During an İstanbul Archaeological Museums tour, it is possible to visit the extraordinarily beautiful garden of the museum and the three different buildings inside this garden.
The İstanbul Archaeological Museums, which is housing various artifacts from civilizations that had left their traces to different periods of the history, is one of the 10 most important world-class museums designed and used as a museum building. Additionally, it is the first institution in Turkey arranged as a museum. Besides its spectacular collections, the architectural aspects of its buildings and its garden are of historical and natural importance.
Admission: 30 TL (free entry for seniors, veteransas and students under 18 years) Hours: 9:00 am – 6:45 pm daily (April – October 30); 9:00 am – 4:45 pm (October 31 – March 31).