Sadberk Hanim Museum (Sadberk Hanım Müzesi)
With a permanent collection that focuses on Ottoman and Turkish artifacts, pre-Islamic archaeological finds, Bohemian glassware, and Turkish and Chinese porcelain, the Sadberk Hanim Museum offers a wide range of historical objects to explore. Visit the museum on your own, or book a private Bosphorus Strait cruise that visits many of the historic sites along the water, including the Sadberk Hanim Museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
The museum is a must-visit for history and archaeology buffs.
Discounted tickets are available for students and seniors.
Wear comfortable shoes to walk around the museum.
Flash photography and selfie sticks are not permitted in the galleries.
Due to the historical building’s absence of ramps and elevators, the museum is not accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Sadberk Hanim Museum is located up north on Istanbul’s European shore. On weekdays a commuter ferry travels to the area where the museum is located, and buses that run every day. The easiest way to reach the Sadberk Hanim Museum directly is by taxi.
When to Get There
The museum is open from 10am to 5pm Thursday through Tuesday. It is closed on January 1 and on the first days of religious holidays.
Ceramics of the Collection
With such a varied collection, you may not know where to being. Don’t miss the museum’s extensive collection of Iznik tiles and pottery, which were celebrated during the Ottoman Empire for their quality. You can compare this style of ceramics to the works from Iran and other parts of Turkey that are also on display to see how regional products have different qualities.
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