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The house is open by appointment only in office hours, entrance free. Appointments can currently be made by calling +90 535 3967 3029
Avoid prayer time. Otherwise open to the public. The public entrance off the raised terrace for non-worshippers is at the side.
The Hagia Irene Museum is open everyday except on Tuesday. Tickets: 20 TL
Tue–Wed, Fri–Sun: 8.30–17.00 (closes one hour earlier in winter).
8.30am-4.30pm, closed Mon and Thurs.
The Zeyrek is in a sad state these days, the professional restoration curtailed, a renovation put out to tender, and (unless things have changed recently) a surly bearded fellow inside the door, who heaps calumny on the men and women who dedicated a decade to rescuing the building. But it is worth braving his ill temper. And you can nurse your wounds over a proper lunch at the Divan’s excellent Zeyrekhane Restaurant next door.