Archaeological Museums of Istanbul: Skip-the-line Ticket with Guide Highlight

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Duration: 30 minutes

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Istanbul Archeological Museum, is located in the main building of the facilities of Istanbul Archeological Museums near the other units as Tiled Kiosk and the Museum of the Ancient Orient. Istanbul Archaeological Museum which is one of Turkey’s first museum works is a legacy from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. Although the first emergence of the idea of the museum dates back to the time of Mehmed the Conqueror, its actual realization was with the establishment of the Imperial Museum in 1869.

The 30 minutes highlight tour in English will be unforgettable tour for you in Istanbul. You are free to explore the entire building after the highlighted tour on your own.

What's Included

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 8
  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Thanks to our digitalized system, all admissions are online and contactless.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Istanbul Archaeological 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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Museum of the Ancient Orient is one of the main three units of Istanbul Archeology Museums. The other units are in the same location as the Istanbul Archeological Museum and the Tiled Kiosk. In the Museum of the Ancient Orient there are exhibited unique collections of works belonging to the pre-Greek eras of Anatolia and Mesopotamia, and the pre-Islamic eras of Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. Most of these artifacts were unearthed in archaeological excavations that started at the end of the 19th century and lasted until the First World War, and were brought to Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire, which was the ruler of these countries at that time. The exhibitions in the museum are Pre-Islamic Arabian, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Anatolian, Urartian Artifacts and Cuneiform Documents such as the Stele of the Akkadian King Naramsi, the Treaty of Kadesh, the Ishtar Gate, the Tablet Archive, which contains 75,000 cuneiform documents.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Cinili Kosk (Tiled Kiosk)
Tiled Kiosk is a mansion dating from 1472, located within the outer walls of Topkapı Palace. It was built by Ottoman sultan II. Mehmed as a summer palace or mansion. It is also called Sırça (Glass) Mansion or Sırça (Glass) Palace. In terms of its construction date, the oldest building in the Istanbul Archeology Museums complex is the Tiled Kiosk.
Between 1875 and 1891, it served as the Hümayun Museum (Imperial Museum). In 1939 the building was transferred to the Topkapı Palace museum in 1939 and lost its museum function. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul, in 1953, it was organized as a museum again under the name of "Conqueror Museum", where works such as clothes, weapons and edicts belonging to Fatih Sultan Mehmed were exhibited. Same year, had the name “The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts”. The Tiled Kiosk, which joined the Istanbul Archeology Museums in 1981, was reopened to visits in 1992.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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