Love to explore new museums? Istanbul is perfect for museum visits. Here is a list of our top 10 Museums to visit in Beyoğlu!
Museum of Innocence
This museum is based on the nobel prize winning novel “The Museum of Innocence” by Orhan Pamuk.
Cukurcuma Cad. Dalgic Cikmazi Sok. No. 2 Tel: 0212 252 9738
The Dogacay museum, is first museum of contemporary art in Turkey and is located in a historical five-story 150 year old building in Beyoğlu.
Balo Sok. No. 42 Tel: 0212 244 7770
Galata Mevlevi Lodge
The mevlevi lodge features the museum of divan literature and the galet sait efendi library. Moreover, it is home to the tombs of renowned Mevlevi dervishes.
Galip Dede Cad. No. 15 Tel: 212 245 4141
Istanbul’s first modern museum features the select works of Turkish modern and contemporary art. The museum is also home to a cafe, movie theater and library.
Asmalımescit Mahallesi, Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:99 Tel: 212 334 73 00
Established by the istanbul metropolitan municipality, this museum features miniature models of more than a hundred landmarks from anatolian and ottoman history.
Imrahor Cad./ Sütlüce Tel: 212 222 2882
Orhan Kemal Museum
This museum is based on the life of Orhan Kemal, one of the most famous authors of Turkish literature.
Akarsu Cad. No. 32 / Cihangir Tel: 212 292 92 45
Museum of Ottoman Bank
During the Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman Bank operated as the state bank between 1863-1924. Currently, Garanti Bank operates in the building, however, a museum was founded to honor and display objects and documents from the late-Ottoman and early-Republican periods of Turkish history.
Voyvoda Cad. No: 35/ Karaköy Tel: 212 334 2270
The Pera Museum is located in a historic building designed by famous architect Achille Manoussos and built in 1893. Formerly, the historic building as home to Hotel Bristol before it was transformed into a museum. The museum displays an array of collections, three of which are permanent namely, Orientalist Painting, Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics, and Anatolian Weights and Measures.
Mesrutiyet Cad. No: 141 Tel: 212 334 9900
The Galatasaray Museum, was founded by Ali Sam Yen in 1868. The first floor is dedicated to Lycee de Galatasaray and Galatasaray University while the second floor is dedicated to the Galatasaray Sports Club. The main purpose of the museum is to display and share the traditions and history of Galatasaray.
Istiklal Caddesi No: 90 Tel: 212 293 4986
The SALT Galata building is known for its distinct architecture, with the juxtaposition of neoclassical and oriental styles applied on opposite façades of the building. SALT Galata offers access to thousands of print and digital resources and steadily strives on expanding the potential of co-learning among the institution and its users through workshops and exhibition spaces (also located on Istiklal Street)
Arap Cami Mahallesi, Bankalar Cd. No:11 Tel: 212 334 22 00
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