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Istanbul Archeology Museums consist of three museums. Those are Archeology
Museum, Old Eastern Works Museum and Enameled Kiosk Museum.
Istanbul Archeology Museums, which were established as Muze-i Humayun (Empire
Museum) by the famous artist and museum director Osman Hamdi Bey at the end of
the 19th century, were opened to public on June 13, 1891. Besides its importance
as the “first Turkish museum”, it has an importance and specialty being one of
the museum buildings that are constructed as a Museum in the World. Today, it
still protects its outstanding place in the World’s biggest museums with its
works more than a million belonging to various cultures.
In the museum collections, there are rich and very important works of art
belonging to various civilizations from the regions from Balkans to Africa, from
Anatolia and Mesopotamia to Arab Peninsula and Afghanistan that were in the
borders of the Ottoman Empire.
Open daily between 09:30 - 16:30 except Mondays
Tel: (212) 520-7740
Admission: USD 2.50