Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: English Guided Tour

Get in-depth explanations of Turkish art, carpets, trinkets, and treasures


  • Skip the line with your guide and learn the history behind this impressive Istanbul museum
  • See Islamic calligraphy, Turkish tiles, and rugs dating back to ancient times
  • Get in-depth explanations of the museum's art, trinkets, and treasures in a great location near the Blue Mosque
The world's biggest carpet collection isn't at IKEA - it's right here at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum!
Tour the museum with a guide and see rare carpets, Iranian treasures, calligraphy, and more. This collection of historical artifacts and items was originally located in the soup kitchen of the Süleymaniye Mosque complex, and was subsequently moved to the somewhat more glamorous İbrahim Paşa Palace, next to the Blue Mosque.
Witness the smooth and patterned details of rare carpets from the Seljuk Empire, and imagine the wealthy folk who sprawled in luxury on the fine woven fabrics from the Iranian and Caucasian regions.
See collections of hand-written calligraphy, and get up close to imperial edicts, ancient Qurans, and other written works that put today's quick text messages to shame!
Let your guide explain the intricacies and history of the museum and former palace, and see wood, glass, ceramic and stone items by artists from historic Islamic regions. This beautiful museum close to the famed Blue Mosque is a must!


48 Hours
Half Day
Voucher Type
Not Allowed
Not Allowed

Operating Hours

Tour Starts: 09:00hrs 

What You Get


  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
  • Guided tour in English

Additional Information

  • You can only enter the museum with your tour guide, so don't go to the museum by yourself
  • The tour starts at 09:00hrs. Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before, latecomers can't be waited for!
  • For children under 9, a valid ID must be presented
  • Children under 3 can join for free 
  • Child Ticket: 3-8 years old
  • The meeting point of the tour, Sultanahmet Square, can be reached via the T1 tram

How To Use

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
  • Meet your guide at the Big Bus stop next to Sultanahmet Park (Address: Binbirdirek Mh., Atmeydanı Cd., Fatih, 34122, Istanbul)

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age: 9 & above
Age: 3-8 years

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