Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the opening and closing hours of Hagia Sophia Museum and its organizational units and what are the off days?

Summer and winter schedules are applied for visiting hours of Hagia Sophia Museum and its organizational units.

Hagia Sophia museum is available everyday for visiting.
Visiting hours of the museum in summer schedule 09:00 – 19:00
Ticket office is closed on 18:00.
Visiting hours of the museum in winter schedule 09:00 – 17:00
Ticket office is closed on 16:00.

Kariye Museum is available everyday for visiting.
Visiting hours of the museum in summer schedule 09:00 – 19:00
Ticket office is closed on 18:30.
Visiting hours of the museum in winter schedule 09:00 – 17:00
Ticket office is closed on 16:30.

Great Palace Mosaic Museum is available everyday for visiting.
Visiting hours of the museum in summer schedule 09:00 – 19:00
Ticket office is closed on 18:30.
Visiting hours of the museum in winter schedule 09:00 – 17:00
Ticket office is closed on 16:30.

Fethiye Museum is available everyday for visiting.
Visiting hours of the museum in summer schedule 09:00 – 19:00
Ticket office is closed on 18:30.
Visiting hours of the museum in winter schedule 09:00 – 17:00
Ticket office is closed on 16:30.
 
 
2. What are the opening and closing hours of Hagia Sophia Museum and its organizational units during national days and religious festivals?

Hagia Sophia Museum and its organizational units are opened to visits during national days, while are opened at 13:00 in the first days of religious festivals.

 
3. Students of which age can visit for free?

Turkish children and teenagers 18 years old or younger.
Foreign national children 12 years old or younger.

 
4. Where and how müzekart can be purchased?

Müzekart can be purchased from the museums and historical sites of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism by submitting the Republic of Turkey identity card. Please visit www.muzekart.com for detailed information.

 
5. Who can purchase MüzeKart? How much is the fee?
<Museum Pass

 

Directive for Procedures and Principles to be applied at the Entrances of Museums and Historical Sites

 
6. What is the validity period of MüzeKart?

Müzekart is valid for 1 year beginning from the issuance date. Detailed information is available inwww.muzekart.com.

 
7. What is needed for shooting photographs and films in Hagia Sophia Museum and its organizational units?

Please visit our “Public Service Standards” section for photograph or film shooting procedures for Hagia Sophia Museum and its organizational units.

 
8. What is the visiting information for school trips?

Museum Directorate should be called for making an appointment and the official trip program prepared by the School Directorate should be previously transmitted via fax for inner city school trips.

The official trip letter prepared by the School Directorate should be previously transmitted via fax for exurban school trips.

 

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