Istanbul Archeology Museum
Istanbul Archeology Museum, one of the greatest museums of the world, is located between Gulhane Park and Topkapi Palace. Archeology Museum, which was opened to service with the name of "Mecma-i Esliha-i Atika" and "Mecma-i Asar-i Atika" within St. Irini Church in 1846, got the name “Muze-i Humayun” (Empire Museum) in 1869.
Though most of the works of display were moved to the Tiled Kiosk between the years of 1873-1891, Istanbul Archeological Museum was rebuilt under the name of "Asari Antics Museum" by Osman Hamdi Bey in its present classical style in 1891.
In the various halls of Istanbul Archeology Museum, archeological pieces such as sarcophagus, tombstone, epitaph, bust, sculpture, relief, column heads and mosaics from Greek, Roman and Byzantine civilizations are on display. The museum has a resourceful library with the books on history, archeology, numismatics, and fine arts, a chemistry laboratory, a sculpture repair workhouse and photography section.
Istanbul Archeology Museum Address:
Osman Hamdi Bey Slope, 34400 Gülhane – Istanbul
Phone: (212) 520 77 40
Open every day except Monday.