Carpet Museum

The Museum was first opened on April 29, 1979, at the Sultanahmet Mosque’s Hünkar Kasrı, but it was reopened in the public soup kitchen of the Hagia Sophia which was built between 1742 and 1743 in the northern part of the Hagia Sophia by Sultan Mahmud I. The museum is a devoted to the art of and rug and it has one of the world’s richest collections which include 806 carpets from 14th to 20th centuries and 46 rugs. The museum is split into 3 sections. The first features early Anatolian-era carpets as well as best-known type of carpets which are from Uşak city. The second displays rugs and Central and East Anatolian carpets from the era. The third room has the most impressive collection, with a huge 17th century Uşak from the Suleymaniye Mosque and another 19th century from the Blue Mosque.

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Sultanahmet Cami Hünkar Kasrı 34122 Fatih, İstanbul
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