The Tophane-i Amire, or Ottoman Imperial Arsenal in the district of Tophane (TOHP-hah-neh), has been restored and converted to be the art exhibit center for Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
Located near the Salıpazar cruise ship docks, the Istanbul Modern Museum of Art and the Kabataş ferryboat docks, the Tophane-i Amire Culture & Arts Center gives you the chance to enjoy art of all types in the atmosphere of a historic Ottoman building.
Click here to learn about the current exhibit (in Turkish only, I’m afraid), then take the Bağcılar-Kabataş tram in the direction of Kabataş, get out at the Tophane stop, and you’ll see the Tophane-i Amire right there.
Tophane-i Amire Kültür Sanat Merkezi
Boğazkesen Cad. Defterdar Yokuşu No: 2
Tophane – Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 (212) 293 46 48
—by Tom Brosnahan