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Winter timetable at the museums

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Winter timetable at the museums

Hi all,

As of today winter operating schedule has started at most of the museums. Normally the Ministry of Tourism adopted these times around mid or end of October but for some reason this year they're early. It means that museums will close earlier until mid-April. Here are some of them:

Topkapi Palace & Harem: (closed on Tue)

opening: 09.00

last entry: 16.00

closure:1 7.00

Hagia Sophia: (closed on Mon)

opening: 09:00

last entry: 16:00

last entrance to upper gallery: 16:15

closure of upper gallery: 16:45

closure of museum: 17:00

Chora (Kariye) (closed on Wed), Fethiye Pammakaristos, Mosaics museum: :

opening: 09:00

last entry: 16:30

closure: 17:00

Dolmabahce palace: (closed on Mon & Thu)

opening: 09.00

last entry:16.00 (note that it might be earler due to the crowds !)

closure: 17.00 (it might be earlier !!)

Istanbul Archaeology museum: (closed on Mon)

opening: 09.00

last entry :16.00

closure :17.00

Cistern (Yerebatan): (open every day)

opening: 09.00

last entry:18.30

closure: 19.00

Burak

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1. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

Thanks Burak - good to have these up-to-date times.

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2. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

Thanks for the updates, Burak. very useful.

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3. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

Very good for somebody like myself, İ can only be in İsatnbul during winter!

Any news on the closing days of the Grand Bazar during Kurbam Bayram?

Thanks Burak!

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4. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

Thank you for the updated information.

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5. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

thank you Burak! we'll be back in Istanbul in late December and can't wait!

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6. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

Hi VR,

as usual, Grand Bazaar & Spice market will be closed during the Kurban Bayram (Sacrifice Holiday) dates in November this year: 6th-7th-8th-9th. They wil re-open on the 10th which is Thursday.

Burak

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7. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

Thanks a lot, very use post for me as i'll be arriving to Istanbul on 16th October

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8. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

It would be very useful if this was stuck at the top of the forum or in the Top Questions area until next April.

Edited: 04 October 2011, 23:24
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9. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

Good idea Cinti. I'm not a DE anymore on English forums (but am on Italian forums !) of TA therefore I can't add this topic to the Top Questions section, but one of the actual DE's can.

Burak

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10. Re: Winter timetable at the museums

Cinti, I put it among the "Top Questions for Istanbul". Thanks for reminding us.

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