Life in TurkeyHow can Foreigners Have "Müze Kart" in Turkey?

The Anatolian geography, which has hosted many different civilizations with its history of thousands of years, is the bridge point of Asia and Europe, has many historical artifacts and museums. Turkey, which is considered as the starting point of beliefs such as Göbeklitepe, was the capital of empires such as Istanbul, one of the most important ancient cities in history like Ephesus, and Ankara, which is also a turning point in the history of the Republic, is the richest country in the region in terms of museums. You should have a Müze Kart to enter museums in Turkey or you will face with single-entry fee. With this Müze Kart issued by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, you can enter hundreds of different museums and archaeological sites. With the Museum Card application, which is valid in nearly 50 cities and valid for 1 year, it is possible to make unlimited museum visits. In addition, with the recent legal regulations, foreigners residing in Turkey with foreign identification numbers can obtain a Museum Card. In this article, we will briefly talk about the Museum Card advantages and foreigners’ application processes for this card.

Who Can Buy Müze Kart and Types of Müze Kart?

Turkish citizens, KKTC citizens, Blue Card holders and foreigners who live in Turkey can buy Müze Kart in Turkey. P discounted Museum Card is issued to foreign students studying at a secondary education institution in Turkey and foreign students who are studying in higher education institutions in associate, undergraduate or graduate programs, provided that their student ID is valid. In addition, diplomatic museum cards are issued by the Ankara counter monitoring center and the Müze Kart sales point to persons with diplomatic status and their spouses and children who work in foreign mission chiefs and representation offices in Turkey. In addition, the Museum Card has regionally arranged varieties. There are different regional varieties such as Museum Pass Istanbul, which provides access to museums in the borders of Istanbul, Museum Pass Cappadocia, which provides access to museums in the Cappadocia region, Museum Pass, Akdeniz which provides access to museums in the Mediterranean region, and Museum Pass Ege, which provides access to museums in the Aegean region. On the other hand, Museum Pass Turkey provides access to museums throughout Turkey.

How Can Foreigners Apply for Müze Kart?

Foreigners who want to have a Müze Kart can apply with an ID card with a photograph, passport or driver’s license to card printing stations. You can also visit https://muze.gov.tr/MuseumPass online and buy a Museum Card from here. Museum Cards that you purchase online are shipped to your address within 5 days.

Advantages of Müze Kart

The Museum Card not only brings the advantage of passing without waiting in line at the entrance points, but also brings many different advantages. Museum Card holders can enter museums throughout Turkey at no additional cost, as well as get discounts on all performances staged at the State Opera and Ballet stages. In addition, Museum Card holders, who are entitled to discounts on Bosphorus tours connected to Istanbul City Lines, can benefit from many campaigns during the year with a discount.

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