A sojourn through Istanbul's old city is not complete without a visit to the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, a treasure trove of relics. To say it is well-stocked would be an understatement. Established in the late 19th century as Turkey's first museum, it is divided into three sections: Archaeology, Ancient Orient and Islamic Art. It holds a large collection of Ancient Greek, Roman and Turkish artefacts, as well as objects discovered in the Balkans, Africa, Mesopotamia and the Middle East. Make sure to come right as it opens, because a full day is necessary to explore its vast collection.
|Venue name:||Istanbul Archaeology Museums|
Alemdar Caddesi, Osman Hamdi Bey Yokuşu, Fatih
|Opening hours:||April 15 - October 2 09:00-19:00. October 3 - April 14 09:00-17:00. Closed Mon.|