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Tickets for Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: English Guided Tour

Get in-depth explanations of Turkish art, carpets, trinkets, and treasures

Provider:
Istanbul Tourist Pass
Registered address: Büyükdere Caddesi No:124/B Blok 1.Kat Özsezen İş Merkezi, 34394, Şişli/İstanbul, TR
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Duration: 30mins
Skip the line
Instant ticket delivery
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

What's included

Skip-the-line entrance to the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Guided tour in English

Important information

* For children under 9, a valid ID must be presented

Meeting point

Sultanahmet Meydanı, 34149, Istanbul

  • Skip the line with your guide and learn the history behind this impressive Istanbul museum
  • See Islamic calligraphy, Turkish tiles, and rugs dating back to ancient times
  • Get in-depth explanations of the museum's art, trinkets, and treasures in a great location near the Blue Mosque

The world's biggest carpet collection isn't at IKEA - it's right here at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum!

Tour the museum with a guide and see rare carpets, Iranian treasures, calligraphy, and more. This collection of historical artifacts and items was originally located in the soup kitchen of the Süleymaniye Mosque complex, and was subsequently moved to the somewhat more glamorous İbrahim Paşa Palace, next to the Blue Mosque.

Witness the smooth and patterned details of rare carpets from the Seljuk Empire, and imagine the wealthy folk who sprawled in luxury on the fine woven fabrics from the Iranian and Caucasian regions.

See collections of hand-written calligraphy, and get up close to imperial edicts, ancient Qurans, and other written works that put today's quick text messages to shame!

Let your guide explain the intricacies and history of the museum and former palace, and see wood, glass, ceramic and stone items by artists from historic Islamic regions. This beautiful museum close to the famed Blue Mosque is a must!

  • Meet your guide at the Big Bus stop next to Sultanahmet park (see map) about 20 metres in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Simply show your smartphone ticket to the guide
  • You can only enter the museum with your tour guide, so don't go to the museum by yourself
  • The tour starts at 12:00. Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before, latecomers can't be waited for!
  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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yoann,  Germany Germany
22 Sep 2023
Good
The tour guide was friendly and welcoming. And you have enough time after to visit the museum on your own in quiet. He gives you some informations before that makes it somehow special and easier...
The tour guide was friendly and welcoming. And you have enough time after to visit the museum on your own in quiet. He gives you some informations before that makes it somehow special and easier to understand and memorize.
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: English Guided Tour
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Sabah,  France France
30 May 2022
Excellent
Visite très instructive et guide sympatique. Je recommande !
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: English Guided Tour