Istanbul City Museum

The City Museum, located within the gardens of the Yildiz Palace, preserves and documents the history of Istanbul since the Ottoman conquest.

First opened in 1939 in the Beyazıt Medrese, this museum was moved in 1988 to its present site in the Fine Arts Hall of Yıldız Palace. The museum portrays the life of İstanbul through a collection of 18th and 19th century paintings, as well as historical and ethnographic objects such as glassware, china, textiles and metalwork.

Istanbul City Museum, Yildiz Palace (photo: Darwinek)

Istanbul City Museum, Yildiz Palace (photo: Darwinek)

There are several artists whose work is displayed now such as Henri Malla, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Sami Boyar, İbrahim Çallı, Ferruh Başağa, and Zeki Kocamemi. In the calligraphy collection of the Museum, there are works of calligraphy belonging to Sultan Abdülmecid, Mehmed Raşid, Mustafa İzzet, Mahmud Celaleddin, Hamit Aytaç, and İsmail Hakkı Altunbezer.
Istanbul City Museum/Şehir Müzesi
Address: Barbaros Bulvari, 80690 Yildiz
Telephon: (212) 258 53 44
Open daily 9.00-16.30 except Thursday

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