Up to questions for opening hours and ticket prices of Istanbul palace and museums, we have come up with a list of main museum and palaces with their opening hours and ticket prices.

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Museums near Sultanahmet district:

  • Topkapi Palace Museum
    Sultanahmet Meydanı, Eminönü 
    Opening  Hours: 09:00-19:00 – except tuesdays (For summer season)
    Ticket Price: 20 TL (if you want to visit also Harem part: +15TL)
    Short info: The Imperial Palace of Ottoman, Must to visit.
  • Hagia Sophia Museum
    Sultanahmet Meydanı, Eminönü 
    Opening  Hours: 09:00-19:00 – except mondays
    Ticket Price: 20 TL
    Short info: Formerly Church of  Holy Wisdom, Hagia Sophia is the most important Byzantium heritage
  • Istanbul Archeology Museums
    Osman Hamdi Bey Yokuşu, Gülhane, Eminönü
    Opening  Hours: 09:00-18:00 – except mondays
    Ticket Price: 10 TL
  • Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı)
    Sultanahmet Meydanı, Eminönü 
    Opening hours:  09:00-19:30 (For summer season)
    Ticket Price: 10TL
  • Istanbul Museum of Science and Technology in Islam
    Gülhane Parkı içi, Eminönü 
    Opening  Hours: 09:00-16:30 – except Mondays
    Ticket Price: 5 TL
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
    İbrahim Paşa Sarayı, At Meydanı, Sultanahmet, Eminönü 
    Opening  Hours: 09:00-17:00 – except tuesdays
    Ticket Price: 10 TL
  • Great Palace Mosaic Museum
    Arasta Çarşısı, Sultanahmet, Eminönü 
    Opening hours: 09:00-17:00 (except Wednesdays)
    Ticket Price: 8TL
  • Sirkeci Train Station – TCDD Museum
    Sirkeci Tren Garı, Sirkeci
    Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (except Mondays and Sundays)
    Ticket Price FREE
  • Cemberlitas Press Museum
    Divanyolu Cad. No:84 Çemberlitaş, Eminönü
    Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00 (except Sundays)
    Ticket Price FREE
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  • Museum of Turkish Calligraphic Art (closed for restoration)
  • Carpet and Kilim Museum (closed for restoration)

Museums near Beyoglu(Taksim) & Besiktas:

  • Dolmabahce Palace Museum
    Dolmabahçe, Beşiktaş 
    Opening  Hours: 08:30-16:30 – except mondays and thursdays
    Ticket Price: 15 TL for Selamlık part, 10 TL for Harem part and for both 20 TL
    Short Info:Late Ottoman period Imperial palace,
  • Istanbul Modern (Istanbul Museum of Modern Art)
    Mebusan Cad. Liman İşletmeleri Sahası Antrepo No:4 Karaköy 
    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (except Mondays, Thursdays 10:00-20:00)
    Ticket Price: Adult 14 TL, Student:  7TL
    Tip: Museum entrance is FREE for Thursdays
  • Yıldız Palace Museum
    Barbaros Bulvarı Yıldız Parkı, Beşiktaş 
    Opening  Hours: 10:00-18:00 – except Mondays
    Ticket Price: 5 TL
  • Yıldız (Şale) Pavilion Museum
    Yıldız, Beşiktaş 
    Opening  Hours: 08:30-17:00 – except mondays and thursdays
    Ticket Price: 4 TL
  • Galata Tower
    Galata, Karaköy
    Opening hours: 09:00-19:00
    Ticket Price: 10 TL
  • Naval Museum
    Cezayir Cad. No:1, Beşiktaş 
    Opening  Hours: In week: 10:00-18:00 – except Mondays and Tuesdays -
    Ticket Price: 4 TL
  • Istanbul Military Museum
    Askeri Müze ve Kültür Sitesi Komutanlığı, Harbiye, Şişli 
    Opening  Hours: 10:00-18:00 – except mondays
    Ticket Price: 3 TL
  • The Quincentenial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews
    Karaköy Meydanı, Perçemli Sok. No.1 Karaköy
    Opening Hours: 10:00-16:00 (except Saturdays, Friday and Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00)
    Ticket Price: 10 TL
  • Pera Museum
    Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:65, Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu
    Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00 (except Mondays, Sundays from 12:00 to 18:00)
    Ticket Price 10 TL
  • Galata Mevlevihanesi Museum (Closed for Restoration till 2011 Autumn)
    Galip Dede Caddesi No:15 Tünel Beyoğlu
    Opening  Hours: 09:30-17:00 – except mondays
    Ticket Price: 5 TL
  • Ihlamur Pavilion Museum
    Ihlamur Yolu, Beşiktaş 
    Opening  Hours: 08:30-17:00 – except mondays and thursdays
    Ticket Price: 4 TL
  • Galatasaray Museum
    Galatasaray Üniversitesi Kültür Sanat Merkezi İstiklal Cad. No:90
    Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00 (except Mondays)
  • Hilmi Nakipoglu Camera Museum
    Nefus Nakipoğlu Zihinsel Engelliler Okulu 4. kat, Osmaniye Cad. No: 18/B
    Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (except weekends)
    Ticket Price FREE
  • Orhan Kemal Museum
    Akarsu Caddesi No:30, Cihangir
    Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00 (except weekends)
    Ticket Price: FREE
  • TURVAK Cinema and Television Museum
    Yeni Çarşı Cad. No.24 Galatasaray Meydanı, Taksim
    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (except Mondays)
    Ticket Price: 10 TL
  • YKB Vedat Nedim Tör Museum
    Yapı Kredi Kültür Merkezi İstiklal Cad. No:161 A Kat:1 Beyoğlu
    Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00 (Saturdays: 10:00-18:00, Sundays: 13:00-18:00)
    Ticket Price: FREE
  • Museum of Painting and Sculpture (closed for restoration)

Museums near Golden Horn and old city walls:

  • Miniaturk
    İmrahor Caddesi Sütlüce 34445 İstanbul
    Opening  Hours: In Week: 09:00-19:00 – Weekends: 09:00-20:00
    Ticket Price: 10 TL
  • Chora Church (Kariye Museum)
    Kariye Mah. Kariye Sok. No:26 Edirnekapı, Fatih
    Opening  Hours: 09:00-17:00 – except wednesdays
    Ticket Price: 15 TL
  • Fethiye Church (Museum)
    Fethiye Caddesi, Draman, Fatih 
    Opening  Hours: 09:00-17:00 – except wednesdays
    Ticket Price: 5 TL
  • Rahmi M Koc Museum (Industry Museum)
    Hasköy Caddesi No:5 Hasköy
    Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00 – except mondays (For summer season, weekends 10:00-20:00)
    Ticket Price: Adult: 12.5TL Student: 6TL
  • Aynalıkavak Pavilion Museum
    Aynalı Kavak Caddesi, Hasköy, Eyüp 
    Opening  Hours: 08:30-17:00 – except mondays and thursdays
    Ticket Price: 2 TL
  • Santral Istanbul
    Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santralı Kazım Karabekir Cd No.2 Eyüp
    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (except Mondays, weekends from 10:00 to 20:00)
    Ticket Price 10 TL
  • Rezzan Has Golden Horn Cultures Museum
    Kadir Has Caddesi Cibali
    Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00
    Ticket Price: 3TL
  • The Medical History Museum of Istanbul
    Koca Mustafa Paşa Fatih
    Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00 (except weekends)
    Ticket Price: FREE
  • Yedikule Zindanları (Fortress of the Seven Towers)
    Yedikule, Zeytinburnu
    Opening hours: 09:00-17:00 (except Wednesdays)
    Ticket Price: 5TL
  • “Magic Ice” Ice Museum
    Kocatepe Mah. Paşa Cad. Forum İstanbul AVM B1 Blok No.2 Bayrampaşa
    Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (except wednesdays)
    Ticket Price: 20 TL

Museums in Asian side of Istanbul:

  • Beylerbeyi Palace Museum
    Abdullahağa Caddesi, Beylerbeyi, Üsküdar 
    Opening  Hours: 08:30-17:00 – except mondays and thursdays
    Ticket Price: 10 TL
  • Istanbul Toy Museum
    Ömerpaşa Caddesi Dr. Zeki Zeren Sokağı No:17, Göztepe
    Opening  Hours: 09:30-18:00 – except mondays
    Ticket Price: 8 TL for adults, 5TL for students
  • Küçüksu Pavilion Museum
    Anadolu Hisarı, Beykoz
    Opening  Hours: 08:30-17:00 – except mondays and thursdays
    Ticket Price: 4 TL
  • Kazim Karabekir Pasa Museum
    Kazım Karabekir Sok. No: 4/2 Erenköy
    Opening Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 09:30-16:30
    Ticket Price: FREE
  • Huseyin Rahmi Gurpinar Museum House
    Heybeliada
    Opening Hours: 10:00-16:00 (except Mondays)
    Ticket Price FREE

Museums in European side Bosphorus shores:

  • Sakıp Sabanci Museum
    Sakıp Sabancı Cad. No:42 Emirgan
    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (except Mondays. Wednesdays from 10:00 to 22:00)
    Ticket Price: 3 TL
  • Rumeli Hisarı Museum (Rumeli Fortress)
    Yahya Kemal Caddesi No:42, Rumelihisarı, Sarıyer 
    Opening  Hours: 09:00-19:00 – except wednesdays
    Ticket Price: 3 TL
  • Maslak Pavilions Museum
    Maslak, Sarıyer
    Opening  Hours: 08:30-17:00 – except mondays and thursdays
    Ticket Price: 4 TL
  • Sadberk Hanim Museum
    Piyasa Caddesi No: 27-29, Büyükdere Sarıyer
    Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00 (except wednesdays)
    Ticket Price: 7 TL
  • Ural Ataman Classic Automobiles Museum
    Nuripaşa Caddesi No:81, Ferahevler, Tarabya
    Opening Hours: 11:00-18:00 (except wednesdays)
    Ticket Price: 5 TL