Discover Istanbul with the Official Museum Pass

Discover the wonders of Istanbul with the Istanbul Museum Pass, your key to unlocking the city’s rich cultural heritage. Here are the key features and benefits of the Istanbul Museum Pass:

  • Unlimited Access to Top Museums: The Istanbul Museum Pass provides free, one-time entry to over 10 of Istanbul’s most iconic museums.
  • 5-Day Exploration Window: Enjoy the freedom to explore participating museums at your own pace over a consecutive 5-day period from the first use.
  • Valid for One Year: Purchase your pass with confidence, knowing it’s valid for one year from the date of purchase. Activate it on your first museum visit and enjoy 5 consecutive days of access.
  • General Admission Only: Please note that while the pass covers general admission, it does not include entry to special events, audio guides, or private exhibitions.
  • Top Attractions Included: Visit famous sites like the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul Archaeology Museums, and the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. Note: Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Camii) is no longer included due to its status as a mosque. For updated visitor information and ticket prices, please visit the Hagia Sophia webpage.
  • Non-Replaceable: The pass cannot be exchanged or replaced if lost or stolen, so keep it safe during your travels.
  • Exclusive Discounts: Enjoy 20% to 30% discounts at select private museums, attractions, museum shops, cafes, and hamams across Istanbul.

Experience Istanbul’s vibrant history and culture with the Istanbul Museum Pass—your passport to the city’s best attractions!

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Explore 12 Iconic Attractions

Unlock the full potential of Istanbul’s rich cultural heritage with the Official Museum Pass. This pass grants access to 12 of the city’s top museums and landmarks, offering an unmatched historical experience. Enjoy the flexibility of visiting each site once over a five-day period, bypassing ticket lines for a smooth and efficient exploration.

Key Highlights of the Museum Pass Istanbul


Topkapi Palace

The former residence of Ottoman sultans, showcasing stunning architecture and artifacts.


Maiden's Tower

A historic lighthouse with breathtaking views of the Bosphorus.


Galata Tower

An iconic medieval stone tower offering panoramic views of Istanbul.


Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Home to a vast collection of artifacts from various civilizations.

Why Choose the Museum Pass Istanbul?

  • Convenience: Skip-the-line access, valid for five days.
  • Flexibility: Start using the pass anytime within its validity period, making it perfect for short or extended stays.
  • Save Time and Money: The pass eliminates the need to buy individual tickets, offering a cost-effective way to explore Istanbul’s cultural treasures.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: It includes access to major historical and cultural sites, providing a thorough introduction to Istanbul’s rich history.
  • Hassle-Free Experience: The digital pass is delivered directly to your email, ready for immediate use.

Included Attractions


Topkapi Palace Museum

Explore the opulent residence of Ottoman sultans.


Harem Apartments

Delve into the private quarters of the sultans.


Hagia Irene Museum

Discover one of the oldest churches in Istanbul.

Istanbul Archaeology Museum

Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Wander through exhibits of ancient artifacts.


Galata Tower

Climb this medieval tower for stunning city views.


Maiden’s Tower

Visit this historic lighthouse in the Bosphorus Strait.


Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

View Islamic calligraphy, tiles, and carpets.


Museum for the History of Science and Technology in Islam

Learn about the contributions of Islamic scholars.


Istanbul Mosaic Museum

Marvel at intricate Byzantine mosaics.


Rumeli Hisar Museum

Explore this fortress that played a key role in the conquest of Constantinople.


Galata Mevlevi House Museum

Discover the history of the Whirling Dervishes.


Adam Mickiewicz Museum

Honor the life of the famous Polish poet in his former home.

Opening Hours for the Attractions

Attraction Opening Hours
Topkapi Palace
Wednesday to Monday: 09:00 - 18:00
Galata Tower
Daily: 08:30 - 23:55
Archaeology Museums
Daily: 09:00 - 18:30
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Daily: 09:00 - 17:30
Mosaics Museum
Daily: 09:00 - 18:30
Rumeli Hisari Museum
Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00
Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam
Daily: 09:00 - 17:30
Galata Mevlevi House Museum
Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 - 18:30

Practical Information

  • Pass Validity: 5 days from the first use, allowing you ample time to visit all included attractions.
  • Booking: Purchase online and receive the pass via email, ready for immediate use.
  • Restrictions: Note that large bags are not allowed at most attractions, so plan accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions about Museum Pass Istanbul

The pass is valid for 5 days from the first use.

The pass is delivered via email in a digital format.

Yes, the pass allows you to skip the ticket lines at all included attractions.

The pass includes Topkapi Palace, Harem Apartments, Hagia Irene Museum, Istanbul Archaeological Museums, Galata Tower, Maiden’s Tower, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Museum for the History of Science and Technology in Islam, Istanbul Mosaic Museum, Rumeli Hisar Museum, Galata Mevlevi House Museum, and Adam Mickiewicz Museum.

No, Hagia Sophia is not included in the Museum Pass. It requires a separate ticket.

No, the Basilica Cistern is not part of the Museum Pass attractions.

No, Dolmabahce Palace requires separate admission tickets.

No, the pass is non-transferable and can only be used by the person whose name is on the pass.

No, each attraction can be visited once.

Large bags are generally not allowed at most attractions. It’s best to travel light.

The pass is activated upon the first use at any of the included attractions.

Contact the customer service of the provider from whom you purchased the pass for assistance.