You can see here the largest rug collection and the most varied in the world, many Muslim calligraphy works, a display of ancient Islamic ritual articles, jewelry, metal pieces, ceramic items, and many more items totaling more than 40,000.
All the displays are in chronological order in an impressive exhibit, which summarizes the art development in Turkey, since the 7th century to the 19th century.
The museum is located in the Ibrahim Pasha Palace, an impressive palace in the Hippodrome Square. This palace was built with extreme wealth, between 1520 - 1536, at the height of the Ottoman Empire.
A visit here is warmly recommended, even if you are not particularly interested in Islam, or even art. The exhibits here are beautiful, and it's highly unlikely that you will see anything like the displays here anywhere else, and definitely not in such a high concentration.