Panorama History Museum

Panorama History Museum

Panorama History Museum

Panorama History Museum 

Panorama Historical Museum which can also be called Panorama 1453 is a historical museum that opened on 31 January 2009. However; the museum’s project was completed in 2003 and the performing studies were completed in 2005.

Fatih Sultan Mehmet conquered Istanbul and the museum was opened by Haşim Vatandaş in order to animate these times. In addition to being a painter, he is also the founder and coordinator of the museum. There are not any historical artifacts but there are excerpts from history. Panorama Museum is known as Turkey's first panoramic museum. It is described as at a point evidencing a place where soldiers are entering the city for the first time. Its fundamental exhibit is a 360° panorama painting which is also known as Cyclorama in the main room. Also, there are sounds of guns, sounds of shouting of soldiers, sounds of a military band that performs to motivate the soldiers, and the sound of horses in this room. Travel Istanbul today to see this museum!

This panoramic painting was drawn on a hemisphere with a diameter of 38 meters. The dimension of the picture has no basis therefore visitors in Istanbul cannot understand the real dimension of the art. This painting gives the visitor the effect as they are living in the middle of the conquest. This panoramic picture contains 10,000 drawings of figures. It was started to paint in 2005 and was finished in 2008 with the help of 8 painters. It is said that pigment ink that can stay stable for more than a hundred years was used in this panoramic picture. It is understood and shocked when you look at the painting carefully that in the panoramic picture, there is Fatih Sultan Mehmet’s portrait who is looking at Istanbul. And this portrait was put out of the front of the eyes by using different methods in order to be seen as a secret code. 

Panorama Museunm is a great part of visiting Istanbul. Except for the main room of the Panorama Museum, there is also an exhibition that reminds us of a conventional museum. You can find maps including 3 steps that give information about the conquest of Istanbul in this museum. As long as you want to buy some souvenirs, you can find a shopping market inside the museum as well. Many of the visitors who came here and shared their thoughts said that they like souvenir coins the most. There has Fatih the Conqueror’s signature and the museum’s logo on it. You can buy it for 3 Turkish Liras.


1453 Panorama Museum is located in the Zeytinburnu. It is at the Topkapı station on the T1 and T4 Tramlines, opposite the Topkapı-Edirnekapı walls. You can see the Topkapı Walls and Silivrikapı walls in the neighborhood of the museum. 

Opening-Closing Hours

Panorama 1453 Museum opens at 8 A.M. on weekdays and the museum’s closing hour is 5 P.M


If you are an adult, you can buy your ticket by paying 5 Turkish Liras. However; if you are a student, a teacher, or stuff from the military, you can get the ticket by paying 3 Turkish Liras. You cannot pay with foreign currency. You have to pay with Turkish Liras. Moreover, at the entrance of the museum, there is a place to drop luggage during the visit. You can use it unless you want to carry your goods with you.

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