Istanbul Museums


Who doesn’t love to explore new museums?

Museum of Innocence

This museum is based on the nobel prize winning novel “The Museum of Innocence” by Orhan Pamuk.

Cukurcuma Cad. Dalgic Cikmazi Sok. No. 2 Tel: 0212 252 9738

Dogancay Museum

The Dogacay museum, is first museum of contemporary art in Turkey and is located in a historical five-story 150 year old building in Beyoglu.

 Balo Sok. No. 42 Tel: 0212 244 7770

Galata Mevlevi Lodge

The mevlevi lodge features the museum of divan literature and the galet sait efendi library. Moreover, it is home to the tombs of renowned Mevlevi dervishes.

Galip Dede Cad. No. 15 Tel: 0212 245 4141

Istanbul Modern

Istanbul’s first modern museum features the select works of Turkish modern and contemporary art. The museum is also home to a cafe, movie theater and library.

Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Limon Isl. Sahasi Antrepo No. 4 Tel: 0212 243 4318


Established by the istanbul metropolitan municipality, this museum features miniature models of more than a hundred landmarks from anatolian and ottoman history.

Imrahor Cad./ Sütlüce Tel: 0212 222 2882

Orhan Kemal Museum

This museum is based on the life of Orhan Kemal, one of the most famous authors of Turkish literature.

Akarsu Cad. No. 32 / Cihangir Tel: 0212 292 92 45

Museum of Ottoman Bank

During the Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman Bank operated as the state bank between 1863-1924. Currently, Garanti Bank operates in the building, however, a museum was founded to honor and display objects and documents from the late-Ottoman and early-Republican periods of Turkish history.

Voyvoda Cad. No: 35/ Karaköy Tel: 0212 334 2270

Pera Museum

The Pera Museum is located in a historic building designed by famous architect Achille Manoussos and built in 1893. Formerly, the historic building as home to Hotel Bristol before it was transformed into a museum. The museum displays an array of collections, three of which are permanent namely, Orientalist Painting, Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics, and Anatolian Weights and Measures.

Mesrutiyet Cad. No: 141 Tel: 0212 334 9900

Galatasaray Museum

The Galatasaray Museum, was founded by Ali Sam Yen in 1868. The first floor is dedicated to Lycee de Galatasaray and Galatasaray University while the second floor is dedicated to the Galatasaray Sports Club. The main purpose of the museum is to display and share the traditions and history of Galatasaray.

Istiklal Caddesi No: 90 Tel: 0212 293 4986