Archaeological Museum, in the Old Saraglio (Topkapi Sarayi), near Saint Sophia. It is one of the remarkable museums of the world, housing such historical treasures as the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great.
Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From: 10 a.m. to 12.
Dogu Arkeoloji Miizesi (The Museum of Oriental Archeology) near the Archeological Museum.
Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From: 13 to 17 p.m.
Topkapi Sarayi, (Old Saraglio), near Saint Sophia.
a) The Treasury : on Thursday and Saturday, from 13 to 17 p.m.
b) Other sections : on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 13 to 17 p.m.
Turkish Islamic Arts, near the Mosque of Siileymaniye. Open : Everyday, except Thursday.
From : 13 to 17 p.m.
Fatih Museum, housing the relics of Mehmet II, conqueror of Istanbul. Near Fatih Mosque.
Open : Everyday, except Thursday.
From : 13 to 17 p.m.
Ayasofya, (Saint Sophia Museum), The famous Byzantine basilica.
In Sultan Ahmet.
Open : Every day.
On days other than Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 16 p.m.
On Sunday, from 13 to 16 p.m.
Deniz Miizesi, (The Naval Museum). Models of ancient ships, plans of dockyards, maps, charts and similar naval relics. At Dolmabahge.
Open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
From : 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Belediye Miizesi, (Istanbul Municipal Museum) housing sec tions as ‚Å“The Bosphorus in 17th and 18th centuries”, ‚Å“The Dervish Orders‚, ‚Å“Istanbul Yesterday‚, ‚Å“Istanbul Today‚, etc.
Address : The Medresse of Gazanferaga, Atatiirk Bulvan. Open : All days other than Thursday.
From : 10 a.m. to 12 and 14 to 17 p.m.
Realm ve Heykel Miizesi, (The Museum of Painting and Sculpture), the gallery of Turkish art in Ottoman period and Republican regime. In the Dolmabahge Palace. (Temporarily closed).
Yerebatan Sarayi, (The Sunken Palace), the Byzantine cistern near Saint Sophia. It was built by Emperor Justinianus in sixth century. It has 336 pillars. One of the biggest Byzantine cistern of Istanbul, it is the only one which still contains water.
Near Sultanahmet Mosque.
Open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. From : 13 to 17 p.m.