Top 10 State Museums in Turkey

Top 10 State Museums in Turkey

Istanbul Archaeological Museum

During an Istanbul Archaeological Museum tour, it is possible to visit the extraordinarily beautiful garden of the museum and the three different buildings inside this garden. Istanbul Archaeological Museum is welcoming all visitors who want to make a journey in the corridors of the history and to trace the remains of ancient civilizations.

Top 10 State MuseumsTopkapi Palace Museum

The first buildings of the Topkapi Palace, the primary and official residence of Ottoman sultans, were constructed after the conquest of Istanbul. Later the palace was transformed into a museum. Today, the museum covers 45.000 m2, is one of the world’s richest museums with its permanent and temporary exhibition halls and a collection of 80.000 articles.

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is one of the world’s prominent museums with its distinctive collection including exhibits from every civilization that passed through Anatolia until the present day arranged in a chronological order.

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts is the first museum in Turkey to bring together works of Islamic art. Studies under a commission was completed in 1913 and the museum was opened to public in almshouse building within the complex of Suleymaniye Mosque, one of the masterworks of Mimar Sinan, the Great Architect.

Zeugma Mosaic Museum

Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum is world’s one of the most important museums in terms of both its building complex and its collection. Zeugma Mosaic Museum, in the town of Gaziantep, Turkey, is the biggest mosaic museum in the world, containing 2248 m2 of mosaics.

Antakya Mosaic Museum

Antakya Mosaic Museum has a rich collection of unique mosaics, sculptures and numerous monuments dating back to the Roman and Byzantine period. Antakya Mosaic Museum is also the second largest mosaic museum in the world.

Antalya Archaeological Museum

Antalya Archaeological Museum is one of Turkey’s largest museums, for anyone interested in the rich archaeological history of Turkey. The museum is open daily except Monday.

Konya Mevlana Museum

Konya Mevlana Museum, also known as the Green Dome, is the original lodge of the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes, a mystical Sufi Muslim group. The museum containes the tomb and shrine of the Mevlana, is an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims.

Goreme Open Air Museum

Goreme Open Air Museum is the place where a kind of religious education was started for Christians. The museum holds the region’s best collection of painted cave churches that carved out by Orthodox monks. Goreme Open Air Museum attracts thousands of visitors weekly who have traveled from all over the world.

Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Bodrum Castle was opened on 6 November 1964 as Bodrum Museum and it took the name Underwater Archaelogy Museum on 25 March 1981. Today it is Turkey’s only underwater archaelogy museum and one of the world’s best.

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