Special Campaigns and Events for Museum Week from İBB Kültür AŞ from May 18-24

Kültür AŞ, a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB), will bring together various events and campaigns with Istanbulites to celebrate Museum Week from May 18-24 and to make the city's rich cultural heritage accessible to a wider audience. The events will take place at Basilica Cistern, Şerefiye Cistern, Panorama 1453 History Museum, Miniatürk, and the Digital Experience Museum. Additionally, there will be a 5x5 museum campaign for Istanbul residents.

Special Campaigns and Events for Museum Week from İBB Kültür AŞ from May 18-24

İBB Kültür AŞ, which implements many projects and campaigns to encourage people to see the city's unique history, art, and heritage in person, will offer the "5x5" museum campaign exclusively for Museum Week from May 18-24. According to the campaign, a 20% discount will be applied to the purchase of tickets for a total of five museums, including Basilica Cistern, Şerefiye Cistern, Panorama 1453 History Museum, Miniatürk, and the newly opened Digital Experience Museum. The 5x5 tickets purchased will be valid for 25 days from the date of purchase.

Visitors who take advantage of this discounted museum tour ticket will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of colorful events specially organized for Museum Week from May 18-24 while exploring visual and historical riches.

Museum Week Event Program:

Şerefiye Cistern

May 20, 2024, 8:00 PM

"Sounds from the Deep: From Bach to Itri" Concert

Digital Experience Museum

May 21, 2024, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hip Hop Workshop for Adults and Children

Basilica Cistern

May 23, 2024, 2:00 PM

Garip Ay Marbling Performance


May 24, 2024, 11:00 AM / 12:30 PM / 2:00 PM

Mini Explorers Event

Panorama 1453 History Museum

May 25, 2024, 1:00 PM / 3:00 PM

Wooden Painting Workshop for Children

About the Museums:

Reflections of History in Water: Basilica Cistern

Located in Istanbul's historic peninsula and considered one of the early architectural examples that have survived to the present day and one of the world's significant cultural heritages, Basilica Cistern attracts great interest from both local and foreign tourists with its renewed appearance. The historical cistern, restored by İBB Heritage in line with contemporary museology principles, takes its visitors on a journey through time with the events it hosts in its enchanting atmosphere.

1600-Year-Old Heritage: Şerefiye Cistern

The Şerefiye Cistern, the oldest structure integrated with the world's 360-degree projection mapping system, offers visitors an extraordinary museum experience. The cistern, which provides a mesmerizing experience where 1600 years of history meet art and technology, greets its visitors with the mapping show realized in collaboration with İBB Kültür AŞ and TUCE Investment.

A 3D Museum Experience: Panorama 1453 History Museum

On the morning of May 29, 1453, brought to life with a digital interpretation. The world's first fully panoramic museum, Panorama 1453 History Museum, has gained an immersive museum identity with the "Dream of Sultan Mehmed" projection mapping show, realized in collaboration with İBB Kültür AŞ and TUCE Investment. Offering visitors a 3D museum experience, "Dream of Sultan Mehmed" presents a visual feast that focuses on how Mehmed II's passion for conquering Constantinople step by step became a reality, starting from his princehood.

Where Time Stands Still: Miniatürk

Miniatürk brings together the rich architectural heritage of every civilization that ruled and left a mark on these lands, from the Ancient Age to Rome and Byzantium, from the Seljuks to the Ottomans. Additionally, it welcomes its visitors with the Istanbul Historical Peninsula model exhibition, which includes 10,000 figures scaled down to 1/87 and prepared in collaboration with İBB Kültür AŞ and ModelPort. Developed over five years in light of historical sources, the Istanbul model exhibition revives the structures, social life, and historical events that occurred 400 years ago on an area of 400,000 m².

Turkey's First Comprehensive Digital Experience Museum

The Digital Experience Museum, opened by İBB Kültür AŞ in collaboration with Tuce Investment, promises visitors an experience that pushes the boundaries of art and technology with exhibitions prepared using digital technologies and a multidisciplinary approach beyond a traditional museum visit. By using a wide range of technology from virtual reality to augmented reality, from touch screens to interactive applications supported by artificial intelligence, the museum offers visitors the opportunity to establish direct communication and interaction with the artworks. Thanks to İBB's innovative steps and contemporary approaches, the museum takes the universal language of culture and art to a new dimension by combining traditional museology with the infinite possibilities of technology.