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Today: 10:00am-8:00pm
This Week
Sunday:10:00am-6:00pm
Monday:Closed
Tuesday:10:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday:10:00am-6:00pm
Thursday:10:00am-8:00pm
Friday:10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday:10:00am-6:00pm
Cost: $2.83 USD (10.00 TRY)

Contemporary Turkish Artists

The most recent addition to the city's fine range of museums, the Istanbul Modern concentrates on Turkish artists, although their collection does include examples from many other countries. Their special exhibition program is especially strong, including outdoor instillations and an excellent series of modern Turkish cinema. Guided tours, on Tuesday and Sunday, are a great way to get familiar with the museum and the Turkish art scene, or you can rent an audio guide. There's even a restaurant with a beautiful view of the Golden Horn.

Utrip Tips

*If you find yourself in need of a break, check out the museum cafe which offers good food and great views of the water.

*The museum is closed on the first day of major religious holidays.

*While you're here, check out the Istanbul Modern Cinema. Screenings are free for museum visitors but if you wish to just see a screening and not the rest of the museum, the cost is 9TL.

*Entrance is free on Thursdays for Turkish residents.

*Private tours are available for 10TL per person (minimum of 4 people) and are available in English and Turkish.*Audio Guides are available for 10TL and 5TL for students.

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