Istanbul Archaeology Museum entered a top-ten list of non-art museums compiled by VirtualTourist.com.
To help you culture vultures plan ahead, the members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com have compiled a list of the “Top 10 Best Non-Art Museums.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the National Air & Space Museum, in Washington, D.C., the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City, the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels, VasaMuseet in Stockholm, Sweden, the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City, the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, the British Museum in London, and the Tokyo National Museum join the Archaeology Museums on the list.
VirtualTourist.com members said of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum: “Few areas have been controlled or inhabited by as many different cultures as the region of modern-day Turkey. Therefore, the Istanbul Archaeological Museums serve an important role: Not only do the museums offer a broad sample of the country’s archaeological treasures, but they also manage to cover the intertwining cultures that share a role in the nation’s history.” “One of the museums’ three buildings, the Tiled Kiosk Museum… houses antique Ottoman and Anatolian tiles, along with other Islamic objects.
VirtualTourist.com members noted that the museums are conveniently located in the Sultanahmet area of the city, and are very well-organized. They also noted that the museums and the shaded parks around them provided a nice change of pace from the crowds at nearby Topkapı Palace ,” the VirtualTourist.com review continues.