By entering the Istanbul Ice Museum, even in the heat of summer, you can become an Eskimo, step into the North Pole and drink in ice glasses among frozen Vikings. If you want to get to know this magical museum, don’t miss reading the following article.
The Ice Museum is one of the most interesting museums in Istanbul , which is also known as the Magic Museum. The construction and investment of this museum, which is calculated to be equivalent to 20 million dollars, was carried out by a Norwegian trading company. The Istanbul Ice Museum was built on the 23rd of April 2010, coinciding with the International Children’s Day, as the first ice museum in the entire continent of Europe and in a country with almost moderate weather conditions.
Where is the Istanbul Ice Museum?
- Address of Ice Museum in Istanbul: Bayram Pasha District, Murad Pasha St
Visiting hours and cost of Istanbul Ice Museum
According to the tourists of Turkey, the ice museum is one of the best places to visit, which hosts tourists from all over the world 365 days a year. The museum is open to visitors from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM .
Istanbul Ice Museum entrance fee
In Istanbul, many tourist places have entrances, and Istanbul Ice Museum is no exception to this rule. Istanbul Ice Museum ticket price for adults is 20 lira .
Introducing Istanbul Ice Museum
The Ice Museum is the coldest museum in Istanbul. The temperature inside the museum is always five degrees below zero. So, you have to wear special clothes to enter the museum. At the beginning of your arrival, you will be given an Eskimo suit for free so that you don’t have any problems to pass through different parts of the museum, such as passing through ice tunnels. The responsibility for the construction of these ice tunnels has been taken by a Swedish company that has the construction of the Swedish Ice Hotel in its portfolio. For the construction of these tunnels, 100 tons of ice collected from Sweden and Megapol Istanbul have been used. You might be interested to know that only 70 tons of ice was used to make the walking sculptures in the first part of the museum. Next, we will visit the parts of Istanbul Ice Museum.
Vikings section of Istanbul Ice Museum
The area of the ice museum is about 1400 square meters, which belongs to the Viking soldiers in the first part and the entrance part of the museum due to the sense of patriotism and sensitivity of the Norwegian investor company and the historical background of the Vikings. As you know, the Vikings were seafarers and vengeful warriors, and they traveled to and from the city of Istanbul through the Black Sea for about 880 years. This is why Istanbul was named (Miklagard) or the protected city. The most spectacular part of the museum is this part, where you can see 34 ice sculptures with the smallest details of Viking soldiers, along with a 7-meter-long and elegant ship.
Arctic section of Istanbul Ice Museum
The second part of the ice museum is the simulation of the Arctic and the Scandinavian region, which will amaze every visitor.
Ice museum reception in Istanbul
The third part is a place to receive museum visitors. This part has beautiful and amazing lighting that attracts the attention of every viewer. The reception of the museum is done by serving juice and drinks in ice glasses, which has its own charm.