Museum is open everyday except Tuesdays. Museum is also closed at first days of the religious festive days untill afternoon.
Sacred Relics Department
We ask that you refrain from entering the Sacred Relics Department with shorts, mini-skirts, tank tops, or strapless clothing.
Hagia Irene Church, which is located at first courtyard of The Topkapi Palace, is opened to visit for visitors. The Hagia Irene Church can be visited as individual visitor from now on. Ticket Price is 20 TL for one person.
Exhibiton hall is not visited with baby car. Please don’t forget this rule before buy a ticket.
If you want to visit Harem you have to buy a seperate ticket from the ticket booths where stands outside of the museum or in front of the Harem entrance. Ticket Price for one person for the Harem entrance is 15 TL.
Please, do not take photo inside the exhibition halls in which contains/displays objects for avoid interrupting other visitors' tour and avoid harm objects with flashlight
Topkapı Palace was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Palace served as the home of the Ottoman sultans and their court until the middle of the 19th century.
Mehter Band Concerts will be organized every Wednesday between the dates June 15th - September 15th 2016 and times between 11:00 A.M. and 12.00 P.M. in front of the Gate of Felicity located at the 2nd Courtyard in Topkapı Palace with the cooperation of Topkapı Palace Museum and Miltary Museum...
The objects which were put on display in the Holy Relics Chamber due to the Holy Birth Week will stay on display until the end of Ramadan month
Objects on Display:
Quran attributed to Caliph Osman
Prophet Muhammad's (p.b.u.h) pattens
Invitation Letter to Islam sent to...
Within the events of Museums' Week, a Mehter (Ottoman army band) Concert will be organized in the Topkapı Palace Museum at May 20th 2015 Wednesday in 11:00 A.M. by the Mehteran Division of the Harbiye Military Museum
1st and 3rd halls of the Treasury Section of Topkapı Palace Museum will be closed to visit between the dates March 11th 2015 – August 14th 2015 due to restoration, according to regulatory approval number 237569 and date December 10th 2014
Nuri Arlasez, a sufi and collectioner who donated his all collections to the cultural institutions was commemorated with a conference organized with contributions of Topkapı Palace Lovers Association at the date March 5th 2015. Nuri Arlasez was donated his printed books and photograph collection to...
Classic Turkish Arts Foundation have printed Fascimile of the Quran calligraphed by Ahmed Şemseddin Karahisari at the 16th century. Fascimile, have been introduced at the Topkapı Palace Museum. Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoğlu participated to the event. Ahmed Davutoğlu described Karahisari as the Sun...
Honorable Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the President of Republic and Ömer Çelik the Minister of Culture and Tourism have opened the Halberdiers with Tresses, Imperial Sofa, Music Room, Mosque of Black Eunuchs and Harem Women’s Mosque that the restorated sections of The Topkapı Palace Museum with a...
The Palace kitchens comprised of buildings arranged along a 170 metre-long courtyard/street in the 2nd courtyard of the Palace facing the Sea of Marmara appear as a separate neighbourhood with their attachments.
Although the architecture of the kitchens, built in the same place during the reign of...
Topkapı Palace Museum will be open at 10:00 A.M. at the date 10th August 2014 Sunday
Due to our staff to vote at the elections for President of the Republic, Governorship of Istanbul approved that the Topkapı Palace Museum to be opened at 10:00 A.M. instead of 9:00 A.M. at the date 10th August...
5th Volume of the Catalogue of the Topkapı Palace Archive Documents Department is on service. First 4 volume including 40.000 documents ready with their photo shoots were published in this year. With this 5th volume, 50.000 documents are now at researchers service
Hagia Irene Museum, which is located at first courtyard of The Topkapi Palace, is opened to visit for visitors. The Hagia Irene Museum can be visited as individual visitor from now on. The Hagia Irene Museum is open everyday except on Tuesday. Ticket Price is 20 TL for one person.
Belgium Crown Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde visited the Topkapı Palace Museum. Prince was met at the Privy Garden by Museum Director Haluk Dursun. Prince watched Istanbul from Baghdat Pavilion Terrace and got information about symbolic structures and architecture of Istanbul. He...
Senegal Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye and accompanies visited the Topkapı Palace Museum while visiting the Istanbul at the date November 29th thursday. Prime Mnister Mbaye and accompanies were visited the Holy Relics and the objects belonging to the Prophet Muhammad and Caliphs. He also got...
Kefaloyanni's tour programme started with Hagia Sophia tour and it ended with Topkapı Palace Tour and Sultanahmet tour. President of the Topkapı Palace Musuem Assoc. Prof ..Dr. Haluk Dursun was accompanied to Kefaloyanni while at tour.
Minister made wish at the wish pillar at Hagia Sophia. She...
Profiency exam for the Topkapı Palace Turkish Ornamentation Arts Illumination Lessons will be made at January 26th 2013 Saturday
At least high school graduates who finished their 18 age and the people have never seen this course can make registration by applying to the Topkapı Palace Directorate...
Haluk Dursun president of the Topkapı Palace Museum told in his written declaration that Palace is working for projecting past's beauties to present and providing their continuation. Within this scope, he told that Palace is working on traditional landscape adjustment by seeding more than 100...
4th Volume of the Catalogue of the Topkapı Palace Archive Documents Department is on service. First 3 volume including 30.000 documents ready with their photo shoots were published in this yearç. With this 4th volume, 40.000 documents are now at researchers service