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Istanbul Toy Museum

Omer Pasa Cad. Dr. Zeki Zeren Sok. No:17 Goztepe, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
0216-359-4550
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Ranked #25 of 504 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Istanbul, Turkey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

its small and hidden in the Anatolian side of Istanbul, i am sure that you will enjoy visiting this place, thank to the founder, but if you are foreign and if you do not intentionally want to see this place you can pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Take your friends, parents, mates, children... and go!!! Suitable for every age! Do not forget your camera!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you have any interest in toys at all, visit this museum. Surely one of the very best toy collections in the world. An Istanbul highlight.

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

How nice it is to see what kids back in time loved to play and spend their time with. Here is a toy museum established by Sunay Akın after years of effort for a huge collection. Beside toys which reflect Turkish culture, it's also possible to find different countries' favourite toys in the past. Super great work! Definitely worth visiting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Its not just for children to enjoy, its for all ages. They have a really large collections from hand made dolls and cribs to little soldiers. Its fun to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Thıs place will take you back to your childhood days. I totally agree that it is a "must see" place more for adults/parents rather than children. Even grandpas and grandmas would prefer to spend some time with their grandchildren in the museum while they share their memories with them.

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Santa Monica
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fantastic toy museum, a great surprise. Loved the exhibits from all over the world and covering the past 100+ years. Well-done displays with explanations in English. Also has a great little patio in back with cold drinks. Hard to find location! Do some research to plan out your trip, you can take the subway to the nearest stop and then... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This museum is a hidden gem in the Kadikoy district. The vast collection is housed in a beautiful old dwelling, on many floors, and each room has been designed very thoughtfully and carefully to show off the toys at their best. Highlights included the thought-provoking war room which showed, amongst other things, propaganda toys produced under the Nazi regime. Shocking... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you travelling with children and you find yourself at the Asian side of Istanbul then this museum worth an hour of your time. You will enjoy it more than you children!

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Istanbul
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272 reviews 272 reviews
61 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Istanbul Toy Museum is established by Sunay Akin and his wife. Sunay Akin is a famous Turkish poet and writer. His love for children and child like spirits encouraged him to create one of the few toy museums in Europe. A winner for birthday parties and special occasions.

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