Hagia Sophia History Museum

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The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality.

The Hagia Sophia History Museum, which opened its doors to the public in the building of Defter-i Hakani Nezareti (The General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre) exhibits the 1700 years’ history about Hagia Sophia.

An expansive audiovisual experience is presented on the top two floors, depicting The Roman Empire Period on the third floor and the Ottoman Period on the second floor of the museum. The Artifacts, many of which are displayed for the first time, in first floor exhibition is arranged in four sections: the Cathedral, the Mosque, the Museum and the Mosque again. 

From the frameless windows on the ground floor of the building, the cistern of the Eastern Roman period can be seen.

The Hagia Sophia History Museum offers a unique experience for those who want to experience the rich history of Hagia Sophia from a holistic perspective.

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08:00-20:00 Saturday 08:00-20:00 Sunday 08:00-20:00
Box Office Closed 20:00
08:00-20:00 Saturday 08:00-20:00 Sunday 08:00-20:00
Box Office Closed 20:00

65 and over - Turkish citizens 150.00TL
Children ages 0-8 - Non-Turkish Citizens 150.00TL
Children ages 0-18 - Citizens of Turkey 150.00TL
Students (Studying art history, archaeology and museum departments in university) 150.00TL
All Adults (International and Turkish) 750.00TL
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Hagia Sophia History Museum Ayasofya Tarihi Müzesi Binbirdirek Mahallesi. At Meydanı Sokak. No:10 Fatih/ İstanbul
+90 (850) 346-3336
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