Archeological Museum (Guided Tour)
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Istanbul Archeological Museum
The Istanbul Archeological Museums are among the largest museums in the world, with over one million artifacts from various cultures. Since you can see many objects from the pre-Islamic periods of the Greek, Egyptian, and Arabian Peninsula of Anatolia and Mesopotamia, this museum is one of the best places to visit in Istanbul.
It was established as the Imperial Museum at the end of the 19th century by the painter and museologist Osman Hamdi Bey. Istanbul Archeological Musems' collection includes artifacts from civilizations within the borders of the Ottoman Empire, from the Balkans to Africa, from Anatolia and Mesopotamia to the Arabian Peninsula and Afghanistan.
Hours & Schedule
From 1 AUG - 31 Dec
- Monday and Tuesday: NO TOUR
- Wednesday to Sunday: 3:00 PM
The approximate duration is 90 minutes
Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.
How To Get There?
Where to meet
The tour starts in front of the Carpet Museum (Halı Müzesi), opposite the entrance to Topkapı Palace. Please meet the guide there.
Take the T1 Bağılar - Kabataş tram and get off at Sultanahmet station. The meeting point is an easy five minute walk away, behind the Hagia Sophia Museum.
- Skip-the-line is available only with a certificated tour guide.
- Istanbul Tourist Pass holders do not pay admission.
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