Many objects that were kept in the depots of Istanbul Palaces will be on display in Dolmabahce palace. In the new venue opened last week, visitors will be able to see objects including children’s dresses, writing tools, manuscripts, prayer rugs, gold-plated dinner sets and more. The museum is home to 43,000 artifacts dating back to the 19th century and exhibits the daily life in the empire’s palaces.
Also, the entrance of the museum will be used as an art gallery and will host exhibitions.
Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Şahin said it was the third museum opened with this structure. Şahin said the mission of the National Palaces was to protect historic structures and objects, promote them and present them to fans and tourists.
He said there were 70,000 artifacts in the inventory of the national palaces and nearly 15,000 artifacts in the inventory could be seen in the museums. “The rest is protected in a very modern depot, which has been produced with the latest technology. Researchers, experts and history buffs can see these artifacts.”
This depot will be open to the use of researchers and experts as well as those who want to get information about the storage and protection system of the National Palaces Directorate.
Dolmabahce palace visiting hours;
Winter time : 09.00-15.00 ( October 1st- Feb 28th )
Summer : 09.00-16.00 ( March 1st – September 30th )
Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays, religious days and January 1st.
For groups, reservation is permitted.