Turkish and Islamic Works Museum is the first Turkish museum covering the Turkish and Islamic art works wholly.  The establishment works that have been started at the end of the 19th century have been completed in 1913 and the museum has been opened for visit in the soup kitchen building located in Süleymaniye Mosque complex, which is one of the most important works of Mimar Sinan, with the name of "Evkaf - ı İslamiyet Müzesi" (Islamic Foundations Museum).  After the announcement of the republic, it has taken the name "Turkish and Islamic Works Museum"