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Istanbul Archaeology Museums

Istanbul, Turkey
4.4 / 24
Phone:+90 212 520 77 41
Hours:monday: 09:00–19:00 tuesday: 09:00–19:00 wednesday: 09:00–19:00 thursday: 09:00–19:00 friday: 09:00–19:00 saturday: 09:00–19:00 sunday: 09:00–19:00

Tanya Lubkin

I have mixed feelings about this museum. Based on some of the newer signs, it’s possible they plan on renovating more. In the meantime , they gave s.. Read more »

Kimia G

Incredibly vast museum highlighting the art and way of living of civilizations before us. I love the personal finds like the oldest love poem, as well.. Read more »


Love this museum, favourite one in Istanbul. Queue can be very long and slow and lots of school kids. However, what's inside it make it so worthwhile... Read more »


Okay, so the exhibits are excellent, at least ones we got to see (more on that later). But here are all the things that went wrong: 1) There was a gia.. Read more »


It's quite an impressive museum, much better than anticipated. There is a couple of amazing things there, and the museum itself feels new and freshly .. Read more »

Scott Halket

In a word...FABULOUS! A magnificent collection presented in a very visually appealing and highly informative manner. Plan on several hours if you rea.. Read more »

Alper Özaltın

One of the most amazing museums worth visiting in Turkey and also in the world! Thousands of pieces collected from hundreds of civilizations spreading.. Read more »

Anna Baran

Very spacious museum with vast number of collections. Be ready to walk a lot. Many tombs, monuments, jewelry and coin exhibits. Egyptian mummies, rese.. Read more »

Raleigh Souther

Very cool museum with many ancient artifacts. I only wish that there was more to see and more detailed exhibits. Many placards had only limited inform.. Read more »

Jamie Hay

Despite many sections being closed off, this is still an excellent museum for the quality of the sarcophagi alone. There are so many exceptional piece.. Read more »

Diana Kakar

Definitely a must go to when in Istanbul!!! Three museums in one location! I personally was the biggest fan of their cuneiform tablets! They are incr.. Read more »

Сергей G

This is interesting Museum with ancient artifacts. There are a lot of sarcophagi, tombstones and even a couple of real mummies. It's surprising, but a.. Read more »


One of the best museums in the world! You need at least 3 hours if you don't want it rushed, there are 3 museums here and a little cafe at the garden... Read more »

Mohsen Ebrahimzadeh

Istanbul Archaeologicam Museum is one the spectacular attractions of Istanbul city. the most important benefit of this place is that it is close to ot.. Read more »

Alejo lopez

Breathtaking museum and experience. Everything is maintained intact and the atmosphere of the museum is perfect. It is also small to see, so it won’t .. Read more »

Andreas Ehrencrona

Given the incredibly rich history of the region the museum is distinctly underwhelming. There are a few very nice pieces but they are generally not co.. Read more »

Sibel Narin

Absolutely breath taking museum! If you are planning to visit it, please at least plan 4 hours minimum. The pieces in display are stunning! There is a.. Read more »


It's an interesting place, but almost all of the exhibits there are sarcophaguses. Even if they are true masterpieces in their 'branch', I would not r.. Read more »

Moaid Amaireh

It was amazing! I liked how they saved everything, the museum is so clean and the atmosphere is more than beautiful! Highly recommend. One star left f.. Read more »


Great museum placed in a beautiful neighborhood surrendered by little cafes and hotels. The museum includes many interesting historical objects and o.. Read more »

Omar Mahmoud

Thousands of years of history are in these museums. From Assyrian, Babylonians, Phoenicians, Greek, Roman and Egyptian - you will see it all. The muse.. Read more »

Alexey Dronov

Before the quarantine I believe it was even greater! But even today you can see the tiled lions from Ishtar gates, Alexander the Great sarcophagus (wh.. Read more »

Gam A

Amazing selection of antiquities and historical artifacts from different time periods and their empires. Unfortunately some parts have limited informa.. Read more »


We went in the museum at 2:30 pm and had to finish at 3:30 pm. Officially its open to 4:00 pm but the guards told us to leave the building at 3:30 pm .. Read more »

Seth Bohen

This was a super cool place to explore. I enjoy being able to take a look into history, this place was no exception. If you have the time stop on in h.. Read more »

Oxana Ivannikova

If you like historical and archeological terms - this is your place.. Really.. You will enjoy.. And it could take all day with coffee breaks in archeo.. Read more »

Lena Tr

Not very big, honestly was expecting more artefacts for the rich history that Turkey has, but well kept exposition. Nice inner cafe.

bozorgmehr behrang

Three period of time museum with different hictorical story .you need at least 1/30 hours to see completely these 3 museum .first and second museum ha.. Read more »

Viacheslav Tradunsky

If you kind of that do not like museums, this one worth visiting anyway. It has many sarcophagus open with bones inside, you can walk around it pretty.. Read more »

Peter C. Mills Jr.

The coolest archeological museum I have ever visited. Absolutely stunning collection of artifacts.

Nick Kosyachenko

If the museum is closed at 4 pm you should mention it here, so that visitors are not being misled as it happened in my case. The guard at the entrance.. Read more »

Brian Riedlinger

Small but very interesting collection, including a tomb of Alexander the Great.

Tatiana Avricenco

Totally loved the outside display!!! There are so many things to see and read about. It made me feel that we are accomplishing so little in comparison.. Read more »

Richard Bridger

Nice little museum. Some parts don't have much in the way of curation or storytelling so it can be a bit dry, but the temporary exhibition on ancient .. Read more »