The 500 Year Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews
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The 500 Year Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews

Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

This museum was opened on the site of the Zülfaris Synagogue in 2001, moving to a new site next to Neve Şalom Synagogue in 2016. The Jewish Museum contains objects, documents, and photographs chronicling the activities of the Turkish Jews since they first arrived in Turkey 700 years ago, the main influx fleeing persecution in Spain. From torah scrolls and religious relics to wedding clothes, military items, and Jewish recipes, there is a wealth of anthropology and history to learn.


Bereketzade Mahallesi, Büyük Hendek Caddesi No: 39, Beyoğlu, İstanbul


Bus: Most buses from almost all over Istanbul's European Side to Taksim pass the Şişhane bus station. Metro: M2 (Şişhane Station) Funicular: F2 from Karaköy (Şişhane Tünel Station)

Phone Number

+90 212 292 63 33


Working Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 – 16:00 Friday: 10:00-13:00 Sunday: 10:00-14:00 Museum closure: The museum is closed on Saturdays (Sabbath), national and religious holidays.


Donation Based

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