Rumeli Fortress Museum

A Detailed Picture of Magnificent Rumeli Fortress Museum

Rumeli Fortress, a 500 years old building that's known as the fortress that cut the Bosphorus. Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built Rumeli Fortress Istanbul (Rumeli Hisari) in the 14th century. Located on the shore of Bosphorus, It is just opposite Anadolu, another Ottoman fortress built-in 1394 by Bayezid I. The fortress was repaired during the reign of Selim after it got damaged by an earthquake.

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A Detailed The History Of Science and Technology in Islam


Astronomy section

The Elephant Clock




Entry to the Museum

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

Museum Of The History Of Science and Technology in Islam

Museum is located on the outskirts of Gulhane Park, in the former Imperial Stables building. It occupies a 3,500-square-meter exhibition space and displays 570 tool and gadget samples and model collections. It is Turkey's first museum and the world's second after Frankfurt, with this collection of specialties.

The Institute for the Islamic science history of Arab-Islamic Sciences at Frankfurt's Johann Wolfgang Goethe University created the majority of these reproductions, which were based on descriptions and illustrations in written sources and originals of the surviving works.

The globe, which is a reproduction of one of the most important scientific-historical achievements of Arab-Islamic geography, is unquestionably a museum's centerpiece.

It is located just in front of the ancient building's entryway. You can also look at the world map with a spherical projection created on behalf of the caliph Al-Ma'mûn (reigned 813-833 AD), which accurately depicts the geography of the known world at the time. Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin's hard research has yielded remarkable discoveries and scientific-historical processing.

Open everyday Summer Time(April 1 st - October 31 st) 09: 00 - 19: 30
Winter Time(November 1 st - March 31 st) 09: 00 - 17: 30

The approximate duration is 60

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

How To Get There?

Bagcilar-Kabatas tram is the most convenient route to go to Gulhane Park (T1 line). Gulhane is the nearest tram stop. Take the funicular from Taksim Square to Kabatas or Tunel Square to Karakoy and then the tram. You can stroll to the museum if you stay at one of the Sultanahmet hotels.

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  • Rumeli Fortress Museum visit can take around 1 hour.

No, you do not have to book in advance. You can simply show your E-pass at the entrance and get in.

The best way to go to the Museum Of The History Of Science and Technology in Istanbul is the Bagcilar-Kabatas (T1 Line) tram. Gulhane Station is the closest one to the museum.

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

Museum of The History of Science & Technology in Islam is located in Gulhane Park, is open daily from 09:00 to 17:30

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