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The Istanbul Archaeology Museum was established in the late 19th century and was opened to the public in 1935. Showcasing millions of items that reflect various periods of time in world history, the museum complex comprises three museums - the main...more

Istanbul, Turkey

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The Istanbul Archaeology Museum was established in the late 19th century and was opened to the public in 1935. Showcasing millions of items that reflect various periods of time in world history, the museum complex comprises three museums - the main building of the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Orient and the Museum of Islamic Art. Numerous fascinating items are on display at the museum such including the stele of the Akkadian King Naram-Suen, the Treaty of Kadesh and the Ishtar Gate, showcasing years of history and civilisation via exhibits and artefacts. The Alexander Sarcophagus is amongst the most popular exhibits, which is a 4th century BC stone sarcophagus which is believed to be covered with carvings of Alexander the Great.

Ticket Price

Tickets cost around 10 TL.

Opening Hour

The museum is open daily (except on Mondays) from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1 – 2 hours

Suitable For

Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children

Must See

The Alexander Sarcophagus, the Kadesh Peace Treaty, monumental Lycian tomb, and collections of Turkish, Hellenistic and Roman artefacts

Prayer Facilities

The most prominent mosque in the city - the Sultanahmet Mosque - is located in the near vicinity of the museum complex and can be visited during prayer times. Other mosques located in close proximity to the Istanbul Archaeology Museum include the Firuz Ağa Mosque, Koprulu Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the Vilayet Mosque.

Halal Food

Plenty of Halal food and Halal restaurants are available in the vicinity of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Popular spots include the Hayat Cafe, Asitane, Mozaik Café,Hamdi Restaurant, 360Istanbul Restaurant, Bab-i Hayat Restaurant and Istanbul Modern.

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