Painting Museum

The building that today houses the National Palaces Museum of Painting is the Apartment of the Heir Apparent at Dolmabahçe Palace. Built during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid, this building is an architectural symbol of the new freedom permitted to Ottoman heirs to the throne following the Reforms of 1839. Previously royal princes had been kept in seclusion from the outside world. The building was the residence of Sultan Abdülaziz, Sultan Murad V, Sultan Abdülhamid II, Sultan Mehmed V Reşad, Yusuf İzzettin Efendi, Sultan Mehmed VI and Caliph Abdülmecid, when they were crown princes.

Following restoration of one section of the Apartment of the Heir Apparent at Dolmabahçe Palace, it opened to the public as the National Palaces Museum of Painting on 22 March 2014. The museum attracted large numbers of art lovers, with its collection that reflects tastes in art at the Ottoman palace in the 19th and early 20th centuries and the formation and development of Turkey’s first collection of western style paintings and drawings. Between March 2014 and March 2020, a total of 200 pictures from the National Palaces Painting Collection and the Topkapı Palace Museum Collection were exhibited here.

After restoration of the second part of the Apartment of the Heir Apparent was completed, this was reorganised to integrate it with the previously opened section, so creating a museum that is outstanding in its field in Turkey. The museum’s exhibition panels, lighting and information systems have been renewed in line with contemporary museum technology. The number of paintings and drawings in the museum increased to a total of 553 after Yıldız Palace and Topkapı Palace became part of the National Palaces. These works of art range in date from the 16th to 20th centuries. The most notable work is Prince Halim Hunting Gazelles in the Gatah Desert: Greyhounds’ Share by Félix-Auguste Clément, which originally hung in the Said Halim Paşa Waterfront Mansion and is the largest Orientalist painting in Turkey. As part of the museum’s refurbishment, the number of thematic galleries was increased from 11 to 34:

Sultan Abdülmecid and Sultan Abdülaziz Hall, Devlet-i Aliyye, Salvatore Valéri, Ressâm-ı Hazret-i Şehriyârî (Palace Painters), Ivan Konstantinovich Ayvazovski, Emilio Della Sudda, Osman Nuri Paşa, Süleyman Seyyid, Turkish Bath Culture, Halil Paşa, Ottoman Splendour, (Şeker) Ahmed Ali Paşa, Impressions of Abdülmecid Efendi’s Studio, Abdülmecid Efendi, Osman Hamdi Bey, (Hoca) Ali Rıza, Hüseyin Zekâi Paşa, Paintings from the Goupil Gallery, Images of Istanbul, Ottoman Women, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Hâne-i Saâdet, Portraits of the Sultans, Ottoman Navy, Wars and Victories I and II, Wars and Victories Hall, Conquest and Conqueror, Abdülmecid Efendi’s Studio, On the Orient, Landscapes at the Ottoman Palace, Painters Trained at the Palace School, Ottoman Bureacracy, Portraits and the Çanakkale galleries.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Telephone: 0 (212) 236 90 00 (1788)
Fax: 0 (212) 259 32 92
E-Mail: info@millisaraylar.gov.tr
Address: Vişnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahçe Caddesi Dolmabahçe Sarayı, Beşiktaş.

VISITING INFORMATION

CLOSED

Monday

OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS

Opening Hour:
09:00
Closing Hour:
18:00
Opening Hour of Ticket Offices:

09:00

Closing Hour of Ticket Offices:

17:00

TICKET PRICES

National Palaces Painting Museum

Ticket Price For Domestic Visitors:
40 TL
Ticket Price For Foreign Visitors:
90 TL
Discount Ticket Price:
15 TL
  • Museum Card is valid in the palaces, kiosks, pavillions,museums, historical factories affiliated to the Presidency of National Palaces with the exceptions below:
    • Museum Card is not valid in Topkapı Palace Harem and Hagia Irene sections, Dolmabahçe Selamlık section, Beykoz Glass and Crystal Museum, Küçüksu Pavillion Picnic area.
    • Discounted Selamlık ticket service is offered for the local Museum Card holders who want to visit the Selamlık section of Dolmabahçe Palace.
  • Discounted Selamlık ticket service is offered for the local Museum Card holders who want to visit the Selamlık section of Dolmabahçe Palace.
    • Topkapı Palace Combined Tickets are valid for 1 day from the date of purchase.
    • Dolmabahçe Palace Combined Tickets are valid for 1 month from the date of purchase. This period is valid for use in different places. The same place can be visited once only in that month.
  • Palaces, Kiosks, Pavillions, Museums and Historical Factories are free for domestic- foreign visitors aged 0-6.
  • Discounted ticket service is offered for the students between the ages of 07-25 who present their student ID card.
    • Topkapı Palace is free for TR and TRNC citizens under the age of 18. Discounted ticket service is offered at Topkapı Palace for TR and TRNC citizens between 18-25 years. (25 Included)
    • Foreign students pay twice the price of the discounted ticket.
    • Foreign students aged 12-25 are requested to present their International Student Identity Card (ISIC: International Student Identity Card) concretely.
  • National Palaces Glass and Crystal Museum is free for domestic-foreign visitors under the age of 12.
  • 20% Discount is applied to the tour companies that bring 20 or more visitors to the palaces, kiosks, pavillions,museums, historical factories affiliated to the Presidency of National Palaces.
  • Thematic Tours are held with 3 or more full fare ticket.

OPENED AND CLOSED IN YEAR 2022 AT OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS AND RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS

New Year’s Day:

Closed

Natıonal Sovereignty and Children’s Day:

Open

Labor and Solidarity Day):

Open

1st Day Of The Ramadan Bairam:

Closed

2nd Day Of The Ramadan Bairam:

Open

3rd Day Of The Ramadan Bairam:

Open

The Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day:

Open

Democracy And National Unity Day:

Open

1st Day Of The Feast Of Sacrifice:

Closed

2nd Day Of The Feast Of Sacrifice:

Open

3rd Day Of The Feast Of Sacrifice:

Open

4th Day Of The Feast Of Sacrifice:

Open

Victory Day:

Open

Republic Day:

Open

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