We visited all three of the main exhibits while we were there. The first was a small exhibit of Islamic ceramics from the private collection of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan. There were plenty of comfy Ottomans and couches to sit back on and take it all in. Nice start.
Upstairs, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions. The exhibits on show while we were there were Marvellous Creatures - which looks at the role of real and mythical beasts in Islamic art and culture - and A City Transformed, which featured photos of Istanbul in the 1900s contrasted with photos of the city today. We spent a lot of time looking at the two side by side panoramas of the city, trying to spot the major changes to the place over the last 150 years.