Islamic Arts Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Information
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is the first Turkish museum covering the Turkish and Islamic art works wholly.
19. Starting foundation studies at the end of the century, completed in 1913 and the museum, Sinan’s one of the most important structure in the Süleymaniye Mosque complex in a soup kitchen in the building that housed the 1914 “Awqaf-e-Islami Museum” (Islamic Foundations Museum) was opened to visitors by name. After the proclamation of the republic, “Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum” was the name.
Islamic Arts Museum is the worlds biggest carpet collection, including rare carpets from the Seljuk Empire, Iranian and Caucasian regions; collections of hand-written calligraphy, imperial edicts, ancient Qurans and other written works.
Hours & schedule
The Turkish and Islamic Arts and Museum is open everyday between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
How to get there?
Take the T1 Tram Line that has a stop in Sultanahmet then walk down the street until the Sultanahmet Park, then turn right and walk straight until you see the museum on your right-hand side.