Istanbul Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum

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The Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum is a fascinating museum that shows a range of Turkish calligraphic art, music and artifacts pertaining to the Mevlevi Culture. It was founded in 1491 and became a museum in 1975 under Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It draws all foreign visitors and many have written essays and drawn designs on the lodge and whirling dervishes. It is located in Galata on 6,800 square meters of large land.

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Entry to the Museum

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

Galata Mevlevi Hause Museum

9 Sema Area (Sema House ground floor) There is an epitaph above the gateway about the renovation done during the reign of Sultan Abdulmejid I. Passing through the gateway, you are faced with the Sema area covered with walnut floor

The mihrap (prayer niche) and minber (pulpit) are found at the back of the Sema area

There is a calligraphy panel, reading “Ya Hazrat-e Mawlana,” penned by Yesarizade Mustafa İzzet, before the Mıtrıb Mahfili (lodge) facing the Sema 9 Lodges (Sema House upstairs) The lodges (mahfil) and back rooms facing the Sema area from three sides except the prayer niche (mihrap) direction are used to exhibit other works from the Museum collections.

Sema Ceramony:

Whirling dervish ceremonies are performed every Sunday at 6PM and duration of the show is 1 hour.

Open everyday except mondays Summer Time(April 1 st - September 30 th) 09: 00 - 19: 30
Winter me(October 1 st - March 31 st) 09: 00 - 17: 30

The approximate duration is 45

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

How To Get There?

Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum is located at the end of Istiklal Street. Galip Dede Cad.No: 15, 34420 Beyoglu / Istanbul

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  • Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum visit can take around 45 minutes.

The Galata Lodge is located on Galipdede Caddesi (aka ‘Music Street) that runs from Tünel at the bottom end of Istiklal Caddesi to the Karaköy tram stop and Galata Bridge. The peaceful cemetery and courtyard offer a welcome reprieve from the buzzing shopping streets nearby.

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

The Galata Mevlevi House Museum museum is open every day except Monday from 9:00 am–6:30 pm

No, you don 't need to book in advance to visit the museum. You can enter museum with Istanbul Go Pass.

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