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Sakip Sabanci Museum
Sakip Sabanci Museum

Sakip Sabanci Museum

Emirgan Mahallesi, Sakıp Sabancı Cd. No:42, Istanbul, 34467

The Basics

Explore the museum on a guided (English tours must be pre-booked) or self-guided tour, and take in highlights include the painting, calligraphy, and furniture and decorative arts collections. To make the most of your time, plan one to two hours to explore the museum, enjoy lunch at the museum’s waterfront restaurant, and then take a stroll through the nearby Emirgan Park.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is an admission fee for the Sakip Sabanci Museum.

  • The museum has a gift shop and a restaurant with a view across the Bosphorus.

  • The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Sakip Sabanci Museum is located in Istanbul’s northern Emirgan neighborhood, on the European bank of the Bosphorus. It’s around a 40-minute drive or taxi ride from Sultanahmet in central Istanbul, and buses run from Taksim (40, 40T, or 42T) and Kabataş (22, 22RE, or 25E). The most scenic way to arrive is by boat—Dentur-Avrasya ferries stop in Emirgan, within walking distance of the museum.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily, except Mondays, year-round. Head there on a Wednesday to benefit from free entrance and late night opening (until 8pm).

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Temporary Exhibitions at Sakip Sabanci Museum

The Sakip Sabanci Museum hosts a number of popular temporary exhibitions throughout the year, with past events including exhibitions of Monet and Rembrandt and a collection of works by sculptor Anish Kapoor. The museum’s adjoining concert hall also hosts a number of classical concerts. Check for current events and displays before you visit so you won't miss a thing.

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