The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

İstanbul Archaeology Museums

İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri (ana bina, Arkeoloji Müzesi) - Mart 2013

The Istanbul Archaeology Museums consists of three museums: The Archaeological Museum, The Museum of the Ancient Orient and The Museum of Islamic Art. The three museums houses over one million objects that represent almost all of the eras and civilizations in world history.

Among the many historical and cultural objects in the İstanbul Archaeology Museums the following are highlights in the “Joy of Museums”:


To help you better appreciate the İstanbul Archaeology Museums, the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:               The İstanbul Archaeology Museums
  • Established:    1891
  • Collection:       1+ million objects
  • Type:                Archaeology Museum
  • Location:         Osman Hamdi Bey Yokuşu Sokak, Gülhane, Istanbul, Turkey


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