What Is the Istanbul Museum Pass, and Should I Get One?

Picture of the Museum Pass Istanbul, a card providing easy access to famous sightseeing spots.

by Erlend Geerts

in Practical Information, Sightseeing

Is the Museum Pass Istanbul something I should apply for? I get this question a lot from people planning to visit the Turkish metropolitan. Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to this question.

It all depends on what you plan to visit and/or whether you mind standing (for a long time) in a queue or not. So let me explain what the Istanbul Museum Pass is, what you can (not) do with it, whether it’s right for you, and how you can get one.

What Is the Istanbul Museum Pass?

The Museum Pass is a one-time payment card that provides you access to historical museums and cultural points of interest in Istanbul. There are two types (see below). Both are valid for a certain amount of days, starting from the moment you first use it (not the moment you bought it).

Is the MüzeKart the same as the Museum Pass?

No. The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry introduced the MüzeKart in 2008. It was, and still is, a huge success among Turkish citizens. It also drew the attention of tourists, but they were (and are) not allowed to buy one. This outcry resulted in the creation of a separate card, the Museum Pass Istanbul.

The MüzeKart is valid for 300+ museums nationwide. Only Turkish nationals and foreigners with a residence permit can obtain it.

The Museum Pass Istanbul is for tourists visiting the metropolitan, hence providing access to a limited amount of venues.

So, as a tourist, the Museum Pass is the one and only card you can apply for!

What Sightseeing Spots Can You Visit with the Museum Pass?

There are currently two types of museum cards – a 3-day and a 5-day card. Please read the specifics and pricing for each below.

Three Day Museum Pass

This card includes free access to the following areas of interest:

    • Hagia Sophia
    • Topkapi Palace (the Harem within the palace is not included)
    • Hagia Irene
    • Istanbul Archaeological Museums
    • Istanbul Mosaic Museum
    • Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts ( currently closed because of maintenance work)
    • Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam

 Five Day Museum Pass

In addition to the above mentioned venues, this museum card includes free access to the following areas of interest:

Other Discounts

The card, regardless whether you chose the three or five day one, also includes discounts ranging from 10 to 20% in various sightseeing spots as well as shops across Istanbul. The list is too long to include here, but let me highlight a few that may interest you:

You can find the full list and the amount of discounts here.

What Are the Advantages of the Museum Pass?

The most important advantage is the ease of use. You no longer need to stand in line to buy your tickets and/or queue to get in.

Also, if you plan to visit all of the above mentioned places, you spend less money. If you don’t plan to visit all, you’ll probably spend more, but still have the ease of use.

How Much Does the Istanbul Museum Pass Cost?

The 3-day Museum Pass costs 85 TL per person. The 5-day Museum Pass costs 115 TL per person. There is also a 2,5 TL fee for administration and shipping, regardless of the amount of cards you order for your family or party. Every card has the applicant’s name on it, and you may be asked to provide identification when entering.

Children under the age of 12 years enter for free in the included venues, so no need to buy a card for them.

How Can I Get a Museum Pass?

As a Witt Istanbul Hotel resident, you can order it on-line prior to your visit and have the card(s) delivered to the hotel, waiting for you and ready to use upon your arrival.

Click on this link to buy the Museum Pass Istanbul, and follow the on-screen instructions

  1. Select the amount of cards you want
  2. Make sure to provide the correct personal information as well as credit card details
  3. IMPORTANT! In the address part, make sure to enter Witt Istanbul Hotel’s address:

    Witt Istanbul Hotel
    Defterdar Yokusu No:26, Cihangir
    34433 Beyoglu, Istanbul

In case you don’t stay in our hotel, no need to despair, you can still buy the card in the following places:

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

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{ 81 comments… read them below or add one }

sayed November 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Galata Mevlevi House includes the whirling show ?!!!……does this card provide any discount ?

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Erlend Geerts November 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

Hi Sayed,

The Museum Pass provides access to the museum, but does not include a whirling dervishes performance.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Azzam November 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Leaving this Friday from the UK and returning on Sunday. Really only have the Saturday. So if you had just one day, where would you go? and in which order.

I will definately by the passes since saving on the queues will be a must for us

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Erlend Geerts November 20, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Hi Azzam,

This really depends on personal preferences, but I would try to squeeze in Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Yerebatan, Grand Bazaar and Süleymaniye Mosque.

Have fun,
Erlend

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Sal December 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Hi,

Wonderful site you gots here. Wondering whether the lines to the main tourist destinations would be in third week of December. Would it still be long lines?
Thanks for your views.
Sal

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Erlend Geerts December 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Hi Sal,

There may be a line, but not the summer craze. I guess it would be less than 30 min, if any.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Anthony December 27, 2013 at 4:03 am

Hi,

I’ll be visiting Istanbul for 7 days during the second week of May. Could you give me an idea of what the lines will be like this time of year. With only 7 days during the mid-spring season I’d hate to lose precious hours waiting in line. Anything over 30 minutes and I’ll most certainly buy a pass.

Thanks.

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Erlend Geerts January 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Hi Anthony,

It’s hard to predict these kind of things, but May is high season, so I think you better buy the Istanbul card to be on the safe side.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Pat Yale January 11, 2014 at 11:58 pm

If only the authorities weren’t so mean with the 72-hour limitation. If the card was valid for the standard two weeks people usually stay in Turkey they could visit some of the sites at the start of their trip and others at their end. Otherwise except in terms of avoiding the need to stand in line for tickets (which you can avoid anyway by buying them online in advance) I’m sure almost everyone ends up paying more than they would have done had they bought the tickets individually.

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Erlend Geerts January 15, 2014 at 9:54 am

Very true pat.

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AA January 21, 2014 at 1:06 am

Hi,

Just wanted to say thanks for taking so much time out to help travellers with your posts and info on this site, its much appreciated :)

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Erlend Geerts January 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Thanks a lot AA, it means a lot.

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Nishant Jha February 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Once again big thanks for this post! I am a museum freak so would efinitely be buying this pass for me and my wife.

Just wanted to check would all these museums listed in the Pass allow a 6-months young infant to enter on a pram/stroller?

Thanks in Advance.

Regards,
Nishant

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Erlend Geerts February 3, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Hi Nishant,

Yes, they should allow this. You’ll notice that Turks are very child-friendly — they will smile, caress and even want to hold it when they can.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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dodo February 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

can i use credit card to pay for the museum pass?

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Erlend Geerts February 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm

When ordering online, only a credit card will work.

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MM February 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Hi,
Great site, so much information. Just a quick question on admission prices, I have a Turkish Resident permit I know I can get a Muzekart but do you know if I can get the cheaper rate when just paying at individual sites, or do I still pay the yabanci rate?

Thanks, and keep up the good work.
MM

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Erlend Geerts February 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Hi,

Unless you have a Turkish identity card, you will pay the tourist rate or Museum Pass rate. A residence permit will not give you a discount.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Matt March 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm

The website (http://www.muze.gov.tr/museum_pass) seems to imply that the Harem apartments are now included.
Museum Pass Points
Chora Museum, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapı Palace Museum and *Harem Apartments, İstanbul Archaeological Museums, İstanbul Mosaic Museum, **Museum of Turkish and İslamic Arts, Galata Mevlevi House Museum, Yıldız Palace Museum, Museum for the History of Science and Technology in Islam.

If so, that’s another 15TL of value or 65TL total from Hagia Sophia + Topkaki Palace + Harem. Do you know if this is correct? If it is we will probably purchase for our upcoming trip because we also want to visit the Science and Technology museum and possibly the others on the list.

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Erlend Geerts March 6, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Hi Matt,

You’re right, it looks like it’s included now. Thanks got bringing that up.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Matt March 7, 2014 at 1:49 pm

That is great news. I think we will purchase the cards when we arrive in Istanbul next week. Your site has great information and has been very helpful in planning our trip.

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Anna March 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Erlend,

First of all, your website is really useful and well organised. I read on the internet that some sections of Chora Museum are at the time closed due to restorations. Do you have more specific information regarding the restoration? Would it be possible to go and admire the frescoes?

Thank you!

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Erlend Geerts March 17, 2014 at 10:27 am

Hi Anna,

To my knowledge, the museum is open as usual.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Sam March 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Very helpful indeed, may God bless u

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Iris Pavlov April 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm

We got the Museum Pass with only 48 hours left on our stay. It was completely worth it. We visited 75 TL worth of museums, happily skipping the ticket lines. We saved 5 TL on our two hour Bosphorus cruise with Sahir Hatlari. We realized later you also get discounts at the museum cafes. So with even a short visit it is a great deal.

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Sofia Poe April 16, 2014 at 9:16 pm

The Museum Card has just changed. They have reduced the accesses for the 3 day card and have introduced a 115 TL card for 5 days which you have to get for the Church of Chora.

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Erlend Geerts April 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Hi Sofia,

You’re right. I’ll update the page as soon as I can.

Thanks for informing me.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Ivan May 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Erlend,
do I need to book earlier my visit to Topkapi palace and Harem apartments ?
My idea is to start museum tour by buying museum pass in front of Topkapi palace ,and visit both of them the same day.
Thank you!

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Erlend Geerts May 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Hi Ivan,

That should be ok.

Erlend

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Cathy May 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

What about Senior Citizens discount? Is there an age limit for this discount if you have one?

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Erlend Geerts May 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Hi Cathy,

As far as I know there is no such thing for foreigners.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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GJ Gerard July 13, 2014 at 7:47 am

Unfortunately, I was refused re’admission to Hagia Sophia on the same day, and was told the 5 day card only permitted one visit. I don´t know if this is one visit per day, or one visit total. I conplained bitterly, since I had to exit almost immeediately to retrieve a lost item, and after being denied re-entry, and complaining, I was allowed to pass through (perhaps becauuse of the long lines and the desire to not have any confusion). Anyone else with similar problems?

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Erlend Geerts July 15, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Hi Gerard,

Sorry to hear about the trouble it caused, but I warned for that before in the comments. It makes sense in a way, too. If you buy a regular ticket (after standing in line) you also only have a single entry.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Jennifer Harris July 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Hello. I just found your website and it is full of great information. However, what would help me more than anything else would be a list of closures during the Sacrifice Feast holiday. Unfortunately, we will be in Istanbul Monday and Tuesday, October 6 and 7, and I fear that most of the historical sites/museums we want to tour will be closed, thereby making the purchase of a museum pass impractical. Do you know where I can view a list of closures? Thank you.

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Erlend Geerts July 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Hi Jennifer,

Have you seen this page on religious and national holidays?

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Mei July 19, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Dear Erlend, thank you so much for providing such helpful information! Mei

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Naya July 27, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Hello from Athens!
We will be visiting Istanbul in September and the Museum Pass seems very useful!
Do you know if we purchase the passes from one of the sites that are sold, (for example the Mosaic Museum) will we have the passes immediately or after a day or two?
Thank you,
Naya.

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Erlend Geerts July 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Hi Neya,

You should have them available upon purchase.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Ahmed August 25, 2014 at 6:41 am

What a great and informative web site !! Good job.

When I buy the three or five day pass I will be getting into these museums in that period of time. But what about the other discounts at other places? Probably they would be limited to the same period? which will make these discounts useless because it is hard to do any thing else during that period but to rush from one museum to another making it virtually impossible to take advantage of such offers.

Thanks

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Erlend Geerts August 27, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Hi Ahmed,

That’s a brilliant question. I don’t have an answer ready. I’ll look into that for you if you want?

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Abi October 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Hi Erlend. I really appreciate the time and effort you have put in this website for travelers coming from all over the world to visit Turkey. I will be coming there in the first week of November and my actual destination is a different country but I’ll be stopping in Istanbul for a day and a half so I will make sure to visit at least 3-4 must see attractions of this beautiful city. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of the posts you have on your website and they’re very useful so thank you again.

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Erlend Geerts October 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Hi,

Thanks a lot for your kind words. Glad I could help.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Kety December 31, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Hi. Great site. Can you tell me how and where can I buy online a museum pass? Tnx

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Erlend Geerts January 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Hi Kety,

It says so in great detail in the lower part of the article.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Adrian January 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Hi! Great site thank you!
I was wondering… 12 years maximum for free entrance is also for foreign children? And this means 11,99 ? I have a niece, she is 12 and 4 months, can she go free?

Thanks a lot!

Adrian

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Erlend Geerts January 5, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Hi Adrian,

I’m afraid your niece will have to pay an entrance fee.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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vidal January 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Hello
About Ahmed question

Do I have to visit the Museum Pass İstanbul advantage locations during the 72-hour period in order to benefit from the discounts?
No, anyone in possession of the Museum Pass İstanbul can benefit from the discounts at any time. The 72 hours expire for the twelve museum entrances, but the discounts at the private museums, shops and event venues never expire. Just show your Museum Pass İstanbul whenever you visit the advantage points, even during your next visit to Istanbul.

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Erlend Geerts January 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Hi Vidal,

Thanks for sharing.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Nauman Khan January 19, 2015 at 10:35 am

Hi Erlend, I am planning to visit Istanbul in last week on Feb, it will be very useful if u can share the availability of the museums (closed/renovation)
1. Hagia Sophia
2. Topkapi Palace
3. Hagia Irene
4. Istanbul Archaeological Museums
5. Istanbul Mosaic Museum
6. Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (still closed?)
7. Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam
8. Chora Church or Mosaic Museum
9. Galata Mevlevi House Museum
10. Yıldız Palace Museum (still under renovation?)
11. Rumeli Hisar Museum
12. Fethiye Museum

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Erlend Geerts January 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Hi,

As far as I know, 6 and 10 are still closed.

Erlend

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Zaheer January 19, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Hi

I am planning a trip in April and came across your website!
Thanks for all the insightful tips… truly a very helpful site!

Quick question re:Musuem cards
Is there somewhere on the Muze kart website that translates the webpage to english?

Thus far i have managed to use Google translate on some words, but would be very helpful if could read the entire page :-)

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Erlend Geerts January 19, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Hi Zaheer,

Try this link.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Dita January 25, 2015 at 9:39 am

Hi Erlend!

I am planning to go to Istanbul on Feb 2015. Try to buy single tickets on the website but they keep on asking my national ID. I’ve tried to put my passport number but it seems they can not put letter on it, only numbers. I also try to fill it with blank but again, the payment wasn’t succeed.

Do you know why and how i can solve these matter?

Many thanks in advance :)

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Erlend Geerts January 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Hi Dita,

It seems that there is a problem with the online sales. It redirects to the sales page for Turkish citizens, who have to provide their ID number. It looks that, for the time being, tourists can’t buy the card online.

But nor problem, there are plenty of places you can buy the museum card while in Istanbul. You will also notice mobile sales points while browsing the city.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Dita January 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Thank you very much for your helpful information!

Dita

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C February 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Hi Erlend,

Thanks for this excellent site.

Couple of questions about the Museum Pass:
1) According to the English site, it seems that both 3 and 5 day cards include access to all the places listed including Chora Museum. Is that correct?
2) Where would be the place with shortest queue to buy the card (does one line up in the normal queue for example at Hagia Sophia?

A general safety question. I like to take night photographs of some of the major sights and from Galata bridge. Till what time at night would you consider it safe to carry a camera and tripod?

Thanks

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Erlend Geerts February 10, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Hi C.

1. correct
2. try the Hagia Sophia or Topkapi Palace. You may find a mobile sales point there, too.
3. If you’re alone, I would not carry that around once places start to get deserted.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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C February 14, 2015 at 6:57 am

Hi Erlend,

Thank you for the reply.

About what time at night do Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Galata bridge become deserted?

Thanks again.

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Erlend Geerts February 15, 2015 at 6:55 pm

I would say about 19:00 in winter, 23:00 in summer.

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nickro February 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Hi Erlend.
We are a family of four (2 adults, 2 children, 17 and 11 years old) and we will be in Istanbul in april. For avoid the lines we want to buy 3 Museum Pass for 5 days. But for my daughter, 11 years old, still we must to stay at the queue to take a free ticket? How avoid the lines with museum pass and children? Thanks.

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Erlend Geerts February 18, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Hi Nickro,

Try the Hagia Sophia or Topkapi Palace. You may find a mobile sales point there, too. Try to get a free museum pass for your child.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Ismail February 17, 2015 at 11:45 am

Hi Erlend,
Thank you for this excellent and informative website.
We are travelling to Istanbul in April and would like to purchase the 3 day pass. Wanted to know how much a 3day pass for 4 year old children would cost?
Is there any discounts for children in general sales at the counter?
Thanks again
Regards
Ismail

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Erlend Geerts February 18, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Hi Ismail,

Children younger than 12 enjoy free admission into museums.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Mrs M C Harding April 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm

My husband and I visited Istanbul for 1 week (got back this Wednesday) and found the Museum Card very useful. But wished very much that there was a leaflet handed out with the card giving the opening/closing times and also of what places which we hoped to visit with the Museum card are closed or have very restricted areas for looking at eg Byzantine Mosiacs- we were – or I was very frustrated to find, for example, the Zeyrek Cami (an ex Byzantine Church) utterly unviewable- as were some of the mosiacs in the Hagis Sophia- covered in scaffolding etc and altho we appreciate that work is being done to save the mosiacs we began to feel that actually we were being prevented from seeing important sites because there is some kind of idea of actually stopping visitors seeing these places at all…. Also, terribly disappointed to find no lame tame storks as mentioned in Freely’s guide book to Istanbul in the hollow plane trees at Eyup Mosque gardens all the hollows in the trees have been filled in and made much less wild life friendly! (Admittedly the guide book was updated in 2010 so was very out of date on opening times and what can be seen) Sign posts to help find the way to some of these places were non existent or obscured by shop displays – but we did enjoy our visit very much in spite of the frustrations of walking miles and miles getting lost trying to find some of the places away from the main tourist areas.!

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Libby May 19, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Hello Erlend
We’re most impressed with your website, and very appreciative. It’s a mine of information and ideas. Thank you!
Regarding the Museum Card:
I see from the Havatas website that the card can be bought from their departure points at the airports and Taksim. They still seem to be advertising a 5-day card for 85TL, but I take it this is incorrect?
With the 3 day Museum Card (for 85TL), do you know if the Harem Apartments at Topkapi Palace are currently included, or not, please?
Thanks.
Libby

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Erlend Geerts May 20, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Hi Libby,

I do think that this is a mistake, and should be 85 for 3 days. Also, as far as I know, the Harem is not included in the spots covered by the card.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Libby May 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Thank you very much, Erlend. We have 4 days and want to include the Full Bosphorus Cruise along with some other sights on your Top 15 not included in the Museum Card, so it will probably be best for us to book some of these ahead if we can, to avoid queues, and forget the card.

If we do the Bosphorus Cruise and we wanted to stop at at Bebek on the way back, is Besiktas (the closest stop to Bebek from what I can see from Sehir Hatlari’s schedule) close enough for us to get to Bebek?
And could we get on another ferry back to Eminonu after stopping? I think we may have to find our own way back from Bebek if we stopped there, in which case I hope we could use another from of public transport.

Kind regards
Libby

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Erlend Geerts May 23, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Hi Libby,

At the moment you can of course get off at any port along the way, but there is no second ferry, so you’ll have to come back on your own or wait for the next day. The frequency should go up soon though.

Yes, Bebek is the closest, but still a short taxi ride from Bebek.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Libby May 25, 2015 at 11:40 pm

Thanks again Erlend.

Dennis June 12, 2015 at 12:42 am

I got the museum pass from my friend.
At day 1 he buy the pass and enter topkapi palace, then he gave it to me.
Can i use it again at Day 3 to enter topkapi palace?

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Erlend Geerts June 13, 2015 at 12:33 am

Hi Dennis,

No, you are not able to use the same pass to enter the same venue twice.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Salman June 17, 2015 at 6:52 pm

hey,
i am resident here in Turkey,
and i am thinking to get “muze kart”
plus i am a student too, so how much money would i be paying for the muze kart?
can i get it instantly, and what things should i show to them to have the card?

and can i go to those places again, as i have heard it is valid for one year?

and my friend is coming from Czech,
for her i would get a “museum pass” ???

can i get both of them from same place..?

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Erlend Geerts June 17, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Hi Salman,

Since you’re a resident here, you can get one for one year. I’m sure you know how to contact them. Your friend needs to get the limited tourist one of course.

Kind regards
Erlend

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Sachin June 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Hi there –

I’m going out of my wits trying to order a Museum Pass via the website. My first stop is Cappadocia, and I want to ensure I have it delivered to my hotel before I fly out.

I have tried all my credit cards and they keep getting declined – they work fine otherwise. Would you know of this problem?

What’s the work around?

Sachin

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Erlend Geerts June 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Hi,

Could it be that your bank prevents you to make purchases with your credit card in countries outside the US and Europe?

Kind regards,
Erlend

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sam July 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm

I have not had luck buying the museum pass online as it also keeps rejecting my American credit cards. I do not think it is a problem with the cards as I am able to make hotel reservations with them in Turkey. If I buy the museum pass in Istanbul, would it be wise to go to a less popular venue, like the Archaeology Museum or Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum to buy it, rather than Topkapi or Hagia Sophia, to avoid long lines? Also, on the museum pass website on bilet.com, it does say that the Topkapi Palace ticket does include the Harem section. Do you know if that is correct and it now covers the Harem? Lastly, if I buy a 3 day ticket on August 12, can I use it on August 15 or does it expire on August 14?

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Erlend Geerts July 7, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Hi Sam,

Just have a look where the shortest lines are. You’ll also notice some mobile sales points which you can use. The Harem is not included in the Museum pass. If you start using the pass on August 12, then you can use it 12, 13, and 14 August.

Erlend

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Tessa July 11, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Dear Erlend

Thank you very much for your precious informations and your kindness. I would be interested too in buying online a Museum Pass for 3 days. However, we are flying soon, i.e. on next Friday. Do you happen to know how long does it take to send the pass from Turkey to Western Europe (Switzerland)? Would we be on the safer side by purchasing it in Istanbul?

Looking forward to reading from you!

Best regards

Tessa

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Erlend Geerts July 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Hi Tessa,

I wouldn’t trust that short amount of time. I suggest to just buy it here.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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Jacob July 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Hi Erlend,

I just asked directly (via email) to museumpassistanbul@whichcontent.com and they said that there is only one museum pass (5 days for 85lira).. Are you sure there are two types (3 and 5 days with different prices?)
I will go to Istanbul this 24-Jul and I am planning to buy this pass in Istanbul..

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Erlend Geerts July 22, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Hi Jacob,

This is true, they changed it again this year. You can buy the pass here, no problem. The more expensive one now covers the whole of Turkey.

Kind regards,
Erlend

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