Istanbul Museum Pass Card Price, List, Map 2018

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Istanbul Museum Pass Card 2018

Istanbul Museum Pass Tourist Card 2018. Where To Buy? Worth The Price?

There are two ways to jump the long lines in the top museums of Istanbul City.

1st option: To see the museums in a short time, with reduced admission fees and no waiting in the lines, you may consider buying an Istanbul Museum Pass.

2nd option: You may book a private tour guide and get inside the museums very quickly.

You might consider these options seriously due to the long lines to get in to Hagia Sophia or Topkapı Palace. Especially April, May, June, September, October considered as the high season in the Istanbul Old City.

Hagia Sophia Entrance When It’s High Season

The long ticket lines in front of Hagia Sophia (April ’18)

Istanbul Museum Pass Price or Cost for 2018

Istanbul Museum Pass price is 125 Turkish Lira for 2018. Children under the age of 12 do not need it. Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace museums are free for kids.

If your children are between the age of 7 and 12 please read the considerations below. There are a few exceptions for them.

Considerations for Children

  • However you still need to get to ticket office to obtain free entry ticket. Passport copy is required as a proof of the children’s age. If you do not want to get stuck in long queue, perhaps you might want to buy the pass for kids too.
  • Topkapi Palace’s Harem Rooms considered as separate museum. Children under the age of 7 free of charge. That means you need to purchase a ticket for kids. Harem entry fee is 25 TL. In that case read the timesaver advice below.
  • There is a private office for Harem Tickets located within the Topkapi Palace. I strongly recommend you to skip the long lines (get in with the pass) and buy Harem Ticket (for the kid) from the little kiosk in the 2nd courtyard (next to Imperial Council & Harem Entrance)
  • If the child’s age is obviously smaller than age of 12, the attendants let him/her pass with you from the main museum entrance. Then you buy the Harem Ticket for him/her from inside the palace (when the time comes to visit the Harem) That saves a lof of time.

Museum Pass for 5 Days in Istanbul

How much does it cost to buy Istanbul Tourist Pass?

Istanbul Museum Pass cost is 125 Turkish Lira by 2018.

What is Istanbul Museum Pass? Where I Can Use It?

The 5 day pass is sold for 125 Turkish Lira. Free entry is provided with the card for the listed museums below. The Istanbul Museum Pass is activated after the first use of the pass. It can be used for 120 hours following the activation.

Istanbul Museums to be visited with Museum Pass List 2018


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Istanbul Museum Pass Vs Museum Entrance Fees Cost Comparison

Considering that entry to Topkapı Palace costs 40 TL (Harem +25 TL – Hagia Eirene Church +20 TL) Hagia Sophia another 40 TL = 125 TL Its already the price of the museum pass.

You may add to your itinerary: Istanbul Archaeology Museums (25 TL) and Turkish Islamic Art Museum (25 TL) as well. Then you benefit from the money that you pay for Istanbul Museum Pass.


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GetYourGuide offers budget-friendly Full Day Old City Tours. Duration of the tour is 6-7 hours and easy to cancel in case you change your mind. You can Book Your Full Day Istanbul Guided Tour to join the recommended tour activity. Pick up service, entry tickets and lunch included in this tour.


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Istanbul Museum Pass provides fast track for Topkapi Palace entry

Additional Discounts

The Istanbul Museum Pass provide you some discounts at other museums and attractions. They are listed below. I recommend you to check the Museum Pass advantages from their official websites.

  • Istanbul Sehir Hatlari Ferries (Official Bosphorus Cruise Tour Company)
  • Museum of Innocence (Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk’s museum)
  • Istanbul Military Museum (Located in Besiktas area by Bosphorus)
  • Pera Museum (Located next to Istiklal Street At Beyoglu)
  • Rahmi Koc Museum (Located in Golden Horn shores)
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum (Located at the Bosphorus at Emirgan)
  • Sadberk Hanim Museum (Located further up the Bosphorus at Sariyer)

Manage Your Time Efficiently

Istanbul Museum Pass allows you to avoid waiting in the ticket buying lines at each museum. However you are still obliged to wait for security-check line, so you will have to spend some time waiting in line (considerably shorter time). Do not forget this while you plan your visit to these sights.

Istanbul Museum Card Provides Fast Track At Hagia Sophia
Istanbul Museum Pass Card for fast track

Hagia Sophia Square, Istanbul, Turkey

Planning Your Museums Visits

Istanbul’s popular museums are closed for one day a week. The closure days of the museums (which are located in the same district) usually different than each other. Therefore you should plan your itinerary carefully.

  • Hagia Sophia: Monday
  • Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum: Monday
  • Grand Palace Mosaic Museum: Monday
  • Topkapi Palace: Tuesday
  • Kariye Museum – Chora Church: Wednesday
  • Grand Palace Mosaic Museum: Wednesday
  • Fethiye Museum: Wednesday

Istanbul Museum Pass  for Dolmabahce Palace & Basilica Cistern?

Favorite touristic attractions like Basilica Cistern, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace run by other establishments. Istanbul Museum Pass is not used for Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Basilica Cistern and Galata Tower.

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Istanbul Archeological Museums

Where To Buy Istanbul Museum Pass?

The Museum Pass Istanbul is sold at museums listed below. You can buy the card from the ticket offices of the museums. Passport is not needed but carrying a copy of your passport recommended. (especially for children who need free ticket)

  • Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Chora Museum
  • Istanbul Mosaic Museum
  • Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Istanbul Museum Pass Is Not Used For Basilica Cistern

Istanbul Museum Pass - Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

How To Buy Istanbul Museum Pass Online?

  • Select the amount of cards you want to purchase
  • Make sure you enter the correct personal information and credit card details
  • In the address line, enter your hotel’s address.

You can buy Istanbul Museum Pass Online from this link: https://www.muze.gov.tr/en/purchase?t=5

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Istanbul Museum Pass Where To Buy? Worth Buying? The Price 2018

Istanbul Museum Pass Card Price, List, Map 2018 was last modified: July 17th, 2018 by Serhat Engül
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