Guided Tours Sponsored by Koç Holding

The guided tour programme of the 17th Istanbul Biennial allows visitors to see the exhibitions in the company of specialists, trained with the valuable contribution of Koç Holding.

The tours conducted by guides majoring in varying fields last for about an hour in Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum, Müze Gazhane and Barın Han. Guided tours enable visitors to get a closer look at the artworks, to learn about the exhibition and its conceptual framework, and to inquire further about the works and the artists.

Tours will be held regularly at Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum, Müze Gazhane and Barın Han daily except Mondays at 11.00, 14.00 and 16.00. Tours in English are held at the same venues on Saturdays at 11.00 and Sundays at 14.00.

Headphone system is used in the regularly held tours.

Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum and Müze Gazhane have disabled access. Barın Han is not accessible for people with disabilities.

On the first Monday (19 September) following the opening when all venues are open, all guided tours will proceed on scheduled times. Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum opens at 12.00 on Sundays, therefore guided tours at 11.00 are not organised. Tours at 14.00 and 16.00 are organised as scheduled. An additional guided tour at 20.00 takes place on Fridays when the museum is open until 22.00.

All the biennial venues will be open on the national holiday on 29 October, Saturday.

There are two different ticket categories. Single ticket allows you to visit one venue, while combined ticket is valid for all three venues. With your combined guided tour ticket, you can join the tours once at each venue (Barın Han, Müze Gazhane and Pera Museum) on the day and time of your own choosing.

If you want to participate in a guided tour with a group of at least fifteen people, you can take advantage of discounted group tickets. For group tickets and VIP tour requests for your guests, you can make your guided tour reservation on a day and time of your own choosing by contacting İKSV via or by calling +90 (212) 334 08 30.*

A Night at the Biennial

Would you like to visit Barın Han with private tours, only for you and your guests, after visiting hours? For detailed information about these privileged tours that are organised at 20.00 every Wednesday for private groups of 15 people, please contact us at or +90 (212) 334 08 30.

Stroller Mornings

Stroller tours are offered to parents and caregivers who would like to visit the Biennial with their infants. Stroller tours take place between 10.00 and 11.00 on Fridays; 23 September, 30 September, 7 October, 14 October, 21 October, 28 October, 4 November, 11 November.

Categories and Fares

Tours in Turkish

  • Single venue (full fare) 90 TL
  • Single venue (student discount) 45 TL
  • Single venue group (full fare, per person) 70 TL*
  • Single venue group (student discount, per person) 35 TL*
  • All venues (full fare) 200 TL
  • All venues (student discount) 100 TL
  • Stroller Mornings (a caregiver and an infant) 45 TL

Tours in English

  • Single venue (full fare) 370 TL
  • Single venue (student discount) 185 TL
  • Single venue group (full fare, per person) 340 TL*
  • Single venue group (student discount, per person) 150 TL*
  • All venues (full fare) 740 TL
  • All venues (student discount) 370 TL

Guided tour tickets can be purchased via, at the Biennial venues or İKSV Box Office (Sadi Konuralp Caddesi No: 5, Şişhane, Beyoğlu). Please click here for single venue tickets, and here for combined tickets.

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