Pera Museum
Pera Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Inaugurated on 8 June 2005, Pera Museum is a private museum founded by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation with the aim of offering a broad range of high-quality culture and arts services.
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Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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  • Şişhane • 6 min walk
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Zsuzsa.Guide
Targu Secuiesc, Romania245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The district is full of attractions. So no time for this small Museum though it's nice and no need hours inside. Temporary exhibions most of the Time.
Written 2 June 2023
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TubaKoseogluOkcu
Istanbul, Türkiye5,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This private museum located in the heart of the vibrant Pera district is a must see for all art lovers.

The museum includes not only part of the private collection of Suna & İnan Kirac couple as permanent collection but also various temporary collections. For instance currently it hosts Paula Rego’s exhibition. As for the permanent collection, it covers a wide range from paintings (including the most famous tableau of Turkish painting “the tortoise trainer” by Osman Hamdi) to archaeological findings.

Museum has a very rich museum shop and a large museum café as well.

This is one of the best art museums of Turkey. Despite that, there usually are no queues at the entrance (except for weekends when sometimes there are children workshops and it gets crowded around noon but that doesn’t last long). Entrance is subject to a fee and with additional fee, you can also have access to an audio guide.
Written 30 April 2023
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Annette B
London, England, United Kingdom152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Go and see this little Museum in Pera. 5 floors of really interesting works. The top two floors were dedicated to an artist called Paula, then art work depicting modern life and struggles in Istanbul and then the absolute MUST SEE.. the tortoise trainer...WOW!
Written 12 February 2023
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Marcellino1966
Düsseldorf, Germany145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Nice museum with very different art forms. We went there to see the Turtoise trainer. Impressive to see in real and learn more about the life of Osman Hamdi Bey.
Written 9 October 2022
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,315 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Save this for a second visit to Istanbul if you have limited time, there are many other places that are priority. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't very crowded, maybe a dozen people were there. This was a small museum of three floors, most of it was a little boring so I could see why it was not included on our "Best of Turkey" 13 day tour (with three days in Istanbul). It took me an hour to go slowly through all the exhibits, and my favorite were the paintings on the top floor. At the end we stopped in at the small cafe and had a lemonade and some sweets, which were good, not outstanding though. Current exhibits were "Intersection Worlds: Ambassadors and painters - 17th to 19th Centuries from the Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation Collection", "Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection", and "Coffee Break, the Adventure of Coffee in Kutahya Tiles and Ceramics".
Written 6 October 2022
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Guven D
117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Another very nice museum in the Istiklal Street.

This museum is ina historical building with a nice coffee shop in it.

When you have a lot of time, then visit this nice museum.
Written 7 July 2022
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Irina
Moscow, Russia19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Only first two floors were open for visit. The price was low(10tl per person) but you don't get much anyway. The first floor was dedicated to average scale & weighting exhibition (showing you a bunch of rocks) and even smaller room dedicated to coffee cups. On the second floor we found a nice collection of paintings but it too was rather small. And that't all. It took us around 30 min to see it all.

It my be a nice place to drop by if you are in the area or to kill a spare hour but it's not worth a dedicated visit.
Written 30 March 2022
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SpongeBobbbb
Paris, France53 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
I have negative test COVID and vaccin, they don’t want I entered in the museum. Don’t come if you come from europe… lost you time
Written 22 August 2021
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Dalal
Manama, Bahrain104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
During our visit the museum had three temporary exhibitions that were so interesting.

The sectioning of each one into a different floor gives you a total change of scenery each time you go down to another exhibition

The permanent exhibitions had some interactive parts which could be interesting for the youth as well

I believe that your experience will totally depend on what would be showcased during your visit but it seems like it would never be a bad visit
Written 31 July 2021
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ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
This is a well laid out museum on multiple floors each with a theme. The floors are not too big and the entire viewing experience is very relaxing with some very interesting exhibits. It is in a very nice location with small cafes etc.
Written 19 November 2020
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