Palace Collections Museum

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Palace Collections Museum

Palace Collections Museum (Saray Koleksiyonları Müzesi) is a museum exhibiting everyday life artifacts of the Ottoman imperial family. Prior to functioning as Palace Collections Museum, the structure was the kitchen of the Dolmabahçe Palace (Dolmabahçe Sarayı) built in the mid-nineteenth century by Ottoman sultan Abdülmecid I. Indeed, remains of the nineteenth-century kitchen are still visible in the museum. Dolmabahçe Palace was both private residence and main administration office of the Ottoman Empire between 1856 and 1922 that was designed by Garabet Balyan.

Collection of the Palace Collections Museum

Collection of the Palace Collections Museum (Saray Koleksiyonları Müzesi) consists of objects that were used in Ottoman palaces such as Beylerbeyi Palace, Aynalikavak Palace, and Dolmabahçe Palace in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There are more than 40,000 objects in the museum and they give information regarding the daily life in Ottoman palaces. The objects in the museum include clothes, kitchenware, dinner sets, writing tools, carpets, and many others. In addition, the objects are exhibited under sections titled Being a Child in the Palace, Religious Life, Calligraphy, Health and Personal Care, Dinner Sets, Kitchen Tools, and Inlaid Artifacts. Located in one of the centers of Istanbul -Beşiktaş- make sure to not to miss this unique museum.

How to get to the Palace Collections Museum?

Situated in Beşiktaş, the easiest way to get to the Palace Collections Museum is to take a boat from Kadıköy, Eminönü, or Üsküdar and get off at Beşiktaş. The museum is next to the Beşiktaş pier.

What else nearby the Palace Collections Museum?

Situated in Beşiktaş, there are important sights in the area including Istanbul Naval Museum, Sinan Paşa Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace, and Dolmabahçe Mosque.

Visitor information about the Palace Collections Museum

The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9am-5pm and the entrance cost is 5 TL.


DISTRICT
Besiktas
VISITING HOURS
09:00 - 17:00
Closed on Mondays
ENTRANCE FEE
5 TL
Official WEBSITE
Palace Collections Museum (Saray Koleksiyonları Müzesi) is a museum exhibiting everyday life artifacts of the Ottoman imperial family. Prior to functioning as Palace Collections Museum, the structure was the kitchen of the Dolmabahçe Palace.