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.
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.