Archeological Museum Tour

Are you ready to explore the Istanbul Archeological Museums?

Are you ready to have a great time and witness different cultures in one of the world's largest museums? The Istanbul Archeological Museums is one of the best places to visit in Istanbul.

Mobile ticketing: No need for printed voucher, we're digital!

Duration: 90 MinutesCheck Time table to see starting times

Skip the ticket line: Avoid queues!

Instant confirmation: Istanbul Go Pass holders do not pay admission.

Guide: English


Statueof Hermes

Statueof Aphrodite

Archaic Temple Pe diment from Assos

Anci ent Greek Exhibition

Siloam Inscript ion

Virgin Mary Relief

RomanEmperor II. Valentine's St atue

Mari Governor Puzur Ishtar

Sarcopha gy Porphyry Stones of Byzantine Emperors

The orig inal text of the Treat y of Kadesh, sign ed in BC 1258

Mesopotamian Statues


Palmyra Reliefs

Bustof Marcus Aurelius from R ome

A panel from the Ishtar Gate in Babylon

Kybele Statue from Bitínia

Nippur, the Ancient Egyptian Measure of Length


Entrance to Istanbul Archeologi cal Museums


Covid-19 precautions

Safety: All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

Social: Distancing is maintained in museums

Mask: Wearing mask is mandatory during museum visit

Limited Visitors: To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited

Contactless: No need for a printed voucher, we're digital!

Istanbul Archeological Museum

The Istanbul Archeological Museums are among the largest museums in the world, with over one million artifacts from various cultures. Since you can see many objects from the pre-Islamic periods of the Greek, Egyptian, and Arabian Peninsula of Anatolia and Mesopotam ia, this museum is one of the best places to visit in Istanbul.

It was established as the Imperial Museum at the end of the 19th century by the painter and museologist Osman Hamdi Bey. Istanbul Archeological Museums' collection includes artifacts from civilizations within the borders of the Ottoman Empire, from the Balkans to Africa, from Anatolia and Mesopotamia to the Arabian Peninsula and Afghanistan.

Monday and Tuesday: NO TOUR

Wednesday to Sunday: 3:00 PM

Between March 25th to April 3rd (Wednesday to Sunday): 4:00PM

The approximate duration is 90

Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.

How To Get There?

Where to meet?

The tour starts at the main bus stop for the Big Bus Tour Company at Sultanahmet Square. Look out for the dark red double-decker buses. It's about 20 metres (65 ft) in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum.

Take the T1 Bağılar - Kabataş tram and get off at Sultanahmet station. The meeting point is an easy five minute walk away, behind the Hagia Sophia Museum.

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Avoid paying the entry fees and skip the ticket queues with Istanbul Go Pass®.

Archeological Museum Tour is Included in Istanbul Go Pass®️ with English speaking Professional Guide.

  • Skip-the-line is available only with a certificated tour guide.
  • Istanbul Go Pass holders do not pay admission.
  • You can not enter the museum without tour guide.

You can have the chance to see many of the works you read in the books in this wonderful museum, which provides an extraordinary experience for history buffs. It is one of the most important landmarks of Istanbul, in a building that dates to the Ottoman.

No, this attraction cannot be accessed directly by presenting the digital Pass at the museum. You need to enter with the tour guide. Also This tour is combined with Museum of the Ancient Orient and Tiled Pavilion Museum.

You can find meeting location at 'Hours & Meeting' section, our guides carry a white flag with the logo of Istanbul Go Pass®

You can find tour hours at 'Hours & Meeting' section. Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.

Istanbul Archeological Museum is open every day, from 09:00 in the summer and to 19:30 in the evening. In the winter season, it opens at 09:00 and closes at 17:30.

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