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Istanbul / Turkish Museum of Buildings and Works of Art

Turkish Museum of Buildings and Works of Art which hinges on Foundations Head Office, is in a külliye that consists of structures with different functions.

The külliye was made between 1644 and 1702, by Amcazâde Hussein Pasha who was the grand vizier in the period of Sultan Mustafa II.

Consisting of classroom – small mosque (mescit), rooms of madrasah, library, school of Sıbyan and sebil sections; the külliye has a peculiar plan of madrasah unlike the classical madrasahs that have U style.

Today, in the külliye, which is a museum now, there are stone epigraphs, epitaphs, chinas, wooden items, measuring tools, illuminating instruments, decorative building materials, architectural elements, sultans’s signatures, ceiling embellishments, (wooden and gypsum) lecterns, nacre and tortoiseshell creations that embody the delicate style of kündekârî wood handicraftmanship, metallic items (gülabdans, thuribles, candlesticks, ensigns, banners, ewers, braziers). Some of these items are arranged in the garden in order to be “Open Air Museum”. In the garden, the coif of minare belonging to Fatih Mosque, contents headings, sultans’s signatures and epitaphs, the mirrors of fountain, marble basins, epigraphs, and architectural creations on exhibiton.

Moreover, in the museum there are also nails, iron brackets, door handles, lock-keys, hinges and faucets which were yielded in the buildings.

There are 1529 pieces of creations in the museum.
Thanks to the creations which come down from the mosques, the number of the creations continuously change.

Tel.:0212 525 12 94 Fax: 0212 527 58 51
Adres: Saraçhane Sokak No: 1 Fatih



In museum guide, the museums which are depicted, pertain to ethnographical qualities as they can be seen through the categories on the web site.
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Afyonkarahisar Museum
Aksaray Museum (Zinciriye Madrasah)
Museums of Alanya
Amasra Museum / Bartın
Amasya Museum
Ankara / Museum Of Anatolıan Cıvılızatıons
The Ethnography Museum of Ankara
Ankara Museum Of Foundatıon Works
Antalya Museum
Aydın Museum
Balikesir - Edremit Ayse Sıdıka Erke Ethnography Museum
Bilecik – Söğüt Ethnography Museum
Bitlis Ahlat Museum
Bolu Museum
Burdur Museum
Bursa Museum of Turkish - Islamic Works of Art / Green Madrasah
Çanakkale Museum
Çankırı Museum
Alacahöyük and Boğazköy Museums of Çorum
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Denizli Atatürk and Ethnographical Museum
Düzce Konuralp Museum / Bolu
Edirne Museum Of Archeology And Ethnography
Edirne Museum of Turkish Islamic Works of Art
Gaziantep Museums
Gumushane İkizevler City Museum
Hatay (Antakya/Antioch) Museum
Isparta Museum
Isparta Yalvaç Museum
Istanbul / Dolmabahçe Palace
Istanbul / Museum Of Palace Collectıons
Istanbul / Topkapı Palace Museum
Istanbul / The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Works of Art
Istanbul / The Museum of Foundations Calligraphy Arts
Istanbul / Turkish Museum of Buildings and Works of Art
Istanbul / Foundations Carpet Museum
Istanbul / Yıldız Porcelain Factory Museum
Istanbul / Yıldız City Museum - Yıldız Palace
Izmir - Tire Museum
Izmir Ethnography Museum
Iznik Hagia Sophia Müzesi
Iznik City Museum (Nilüfer Hatun Complex)
Kayseri Museums
Konya Ereğli Museum
Konya Ethnography Museum
Konya Karatay (Encaustic Tile Works) Museum
Konya Mevlana Museum
Konya İnce Minaret (Stone and Wooden Works) Museum
Kütahya Tile Museum
Mardin Museum
Nevşehir Museum
Nevşehir Ürgüp Museum
Samsun Archaeology and Ethnography Museum:
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Tokat Museum
Urgup, Fantastic Museum in Cappadocia (Private Museum)
Van Museum
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