The inauguration of Pera Museum in 2005 was Suna and Inan Kırac Foundation’s first step toward making this choice spot of the city wide-scaped cultural arena on various fields. The building that now functions as museum and cultural center was built in 1893 by architect Achille Manousso.
It is known as Bristol Hotel until recently, the historical building was bought by foundation and underwent a complete restoration by architect Sinan Genim. Pera Museum shares its three permanent collections Orientalist Paintings, Anatolian Weights and Measures, and Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics.
The third floor of the Pera Museum is devoted to exhibitions of 17th- to 19th-century Orientalist paintings from the superb collections of the Kıraç family and the Gönül family. The collections include more than 300 works by European, Ottoman and Turkish masters. The first floor holds two permanent collections, of Kütahya faience, and Anatolian weights and measures.
|Address||Mesrutiyet Caddesi No. 141, 34443 Tepebasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul|
|Tel||0 (212) 334 9900|
|Fax||0 (212) 245 95 11|
|Visiting hours||Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 19.00, Sunday 12.00 - 18.00 The Museum is closed on Mondays. Pera Museum is open and free of admissions from 18:00 to 22:00 every Friday.|
|Entrance fee||15 TL|