Visit the first Turkish museum dedicated to the wonders of Turkish and Islamic art. With an experienced guide by your side you will be free to peruse the museum and marvel at the artworks whilst your guide ensures your experience is also educational.
What's Not Included
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 8
ADULT: Age: 9 - 99
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
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Thanks to our digitalized system, all admissions are online and contactless.
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
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
The museum, which houses the richest collection of carpets in the world, has a large number of particularly striking carpets from the Seljuk Empire¸ the most important Turkish state prior to the Ottoman Empire. Rugs that were produced in Anatolia during the 15th, 16th, and 17thcenturies, are typically ornamented with geometric figures, Kufic designs, and animals, and are among the most valuable items in this section.
In the museum’s “Wooden Artifacts Section”, you can examine artifacts that date from Anatolia in the 9th and 10th centuries, as well as wooden artwork embellished with mother-of-pearl and ivory from Ottoman times.
There are also many stone artifacts on display in the museum. Some of the most fascinating stone items are the tombstones from the Seljuk era, which represent a branch of calligraphy quite different from the Ottoman version. Hunting scenes and mythological creatures such as gryphons and dragons are often featured on these tombstones.
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