Middle East Architecture

Archaeology Museum

Also known as
Archeology Museum
Archaeological Museum
Formerly known as The Imperial Museum
Osman Hamdi Bey Yokuşu
Basic Information
Designed by Alexander Vallaury
Type Museum
Floors: 4
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
More Information
  • Architect: Alexander Vallaury
  • Founded by: Osman Hamdi Bey
  • This complex consists of three museums: The Archaeology Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Eastern Works, and the Tiled Pavilion Museum
  • The Museum of the Ancient Eastern Works was once the Academy of Fine Arts.
  • 1472: The building now known as the Tiled Pavilion Museum is built.
  • 1880: The Tiled Pavilion Museum opens as the Imperial Museum.
  • June 13, 1891: This museum opens to the public.
  • 1903: Right wing is completed.
  • 1907: Left wing is completed.
  • 1969: Construction begins on the museum annex, also known as the "New Building."
  • 1983: Construction of the museum annex is completed.