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Madame Tussauds Istanbul – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect, FAQs


Madame Tussauds’ museums are a global phenomenon today with branches spread across all major metropolitan cities in the world.

This includes the Istanbul Madame Tussauds, which has a section specifically dedicated to Turkey’s national cultural and political greats, among other iconic figures.

This article covers everything you must know before buying tickets for the Madame Tussauds Istanbul.

Madame Tussauds Istanbul

What to expect

A walk through the Madame Tussauds in Istanbul

Leap through time to get photographed with Turkish leaders and cultural icons such as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Rumi, and Suleiman the Magnificent. 

Indulge in international celebrity encounters as you pose alongside detailed wax statutes of Hollywood A-listers, sports legends, and music icons carved with astonishing precision.

You can participate in interactive experiences, touch and hug the statues, and click photos with your favorite celebrities.

Enjoy activities like playing the piano with Mozart, singing with Rihanna, challenging Messi to a virtual shootout, and escaping with E.T. in your bike basket. 

Explore six distinct zones spread over a sprawling 2000 sq meter area (21526 sq feet) and the interiors, which keep changing appearance thematically. 

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Where to book tickets 

You can buy Madame Tussauds Istanbul tickets online in advance or at the attraction.

Online prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the attraction.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters. 

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell limited tickets, they may sell out during peak days. Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Visit the Madame Tussauds Istanbul ticket booking page, select the preferred date, time slot, and number of tickets, and buy the tickets immediately.

Once you purchase the ticket, it gets delivered to your email address.

There is no need to get printouts.

Show the e-ticket on your smartphone at the entrance and walk in. 

Please carry a valid ID with you.

Ticket price

Istanbul Madame Tussauds entry tickets for all visitors aged 12 and above are available at ₺850 (€25).

Kids between two and 11 years can gain entry for ₺680 (€20.)

Infants under two years can enter for free. 

Students of any age with valid IDs also get admission at a discounted price of ₺680 (€20).

Madame Tussauds Istanbul tickets

Madame Tussauds Istanbul tickets
Image: Madametussauds.com

This is the cheapest and most popular way to explore Madame Tussauds in Istanbul.

There is no time limit, and you can be at the museum till its closing hours.

The ticket will be valid for one month from the date of purchase. 

There are around six interactive zones within the museum, each offering a distinct experience, with the wax figures at the center. 

There is also a VIP Party area where you can walk the red carpet and pose like a real movie star for the paparazzi.

This tour is available in both English and Turkish.

Ticket Prices 

Adult (12+ years): ₺850 (€25)
Child (2 to 11 years): ₺650 (€20)
Student (6+ years): ₺650 (€20)
Infant (up to 2 years): Free

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How to reach

Madame Tussauds Istanbul is located on Istiklal Avenue, near the famous Taksim Square.

Address: Hüseyinağa, Grand Pera AVM, İstiklal Cd. no: 56/58, 34440 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye. Get Directions.

You can reach the attraction via public or private transport. 

By Shared Taxi (Dolmus Minibus)

Taksim Minibus Station is just a 6-minute walk from the attraction.

Taksim Beşiktaş Minibüs stop is a 10-minute walk away.

By Bus

The Ömer Hayyam and Tarlabaşi – Unkapani Yönü bus stops are a 4-minute and 7-minute walk away from the museum.

Bus lines 129T, 46Ç, 48T, 54E, 66, and 70KY stop near the attraction.

By Tram

Odakule tram station is just a 5-minute walk away.

By Car

If you are driving by car, turn on Google Maps and get started!

The closest parking spot near Madame Tussauds is at Otto Park.

You can find several other parking spots in the vicinity too. 

Opening hours 

The Istanbul Madame Tussauds is open from 11 am to 9 pm on all days of the week.

The last entry is one hour before closing time. 

How long does the tour take

A tour of Madame Tussauds Istanbul takes 60 and 90 minutes. 

You can explore approximately 60 national and international figures from history, culture, art, sport, science and politics at your own pace.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Madame Tussauds in Istanbul
Image: Madametussauds.com

The best time to visit Istanbul’s Madame Tussauds is when the museum opens at 11 am, especially on weekdays.

The crowd is usually sparse during that time of the day and you can explore the museum more leisurely.

The next best time is post-lunch, between 2 pm and 4 pm.


Istanbul’s Madame Tussauds is a highly-rated tourist attraction. 

Check out these two reviews we selected from Tripadvisor to give you an idea of what to expect at this attraction.

A great place to visit indoors

A 10/10 place to visit in a busy shopping street in Istanbul. There are many Turkish stars among internationals here too. Had a great time and spent around three hours inside. Lots of fun and a great experience!

AgneAgnute, TripAdvisor

Wholesome experience

A great attraction in a good location. Helpful staff. The kids had fun, we had fun, we took a lot of pictures and had other things to do here.

alisS9292QV, TripAdvisor

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Here are a few frequently asked questions about the Istanbul Madame Tussauds.

Where can I buy tickets to the Madame Tussauds Istanbul?

You can buy tickets both online and at the venue. However, we recommend buying tickets online so that you can avoid long queues. 

Is the Istanbul Madame Tussauds disabled-friendly?

Yes, it is accessible for wheelchair users. Baby strollers are also allowed. 

Can I eat or drink at the Madame Tussauds in Istanbul?

Eating or drinking inside the museum is strictly prohibited.

Is the tour safe for photosensitive visitors?

Madame Tussauds Istanbul incorporates strobe lighting, so photosensitive guests should be aware of it.

Is there a limit on how much time I can spend in the Madame Tussauds Istanbul?

No, you can spend as much time as you want once you are inside the museum. 

Do I get a souvenir with a Madame Tussauds Istanbul ticket?

No, the ticket does not cover the cost of a souvenir from the gift shop.

Will I get a refund if I have to cancel the Madame Tussauds tour due to an emergency?

You can cancel your ticket up to 24 hours before the scheduled date for a full refund.

Are the ticket prices the same for all age categories? 

Students and children pay a discounted ticket price of ₺650 (€20) to enter Istanbul Madame Tussauds.

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