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Museum of Innocence

Cukurcuma Caddesi, Dalgic Cikmazi, 2 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
00 90 212 252 97 38
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Ranked #18 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Orhan Pamuk tarafından yaratılan Masumiyet Müzesi yazarın aynı adlı romanında anlatılan günlük hayat eşyalarının hatıra ve anlamlarını gösteren... more » Owner description: Orhan Pamuk tarafından yaratılan Masumiyet Müzesi yazarın aynı adlı romanında anlatılan günlük hayat eşyalarının hatıra ve anlamlarını gösteren titizlikle hazırlanmış enstalasyonlardan oluşan küçük bir İstanbul müzesidir. « less
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

An intriguing visit with a wonderfully rich set of exhibits reflecting this cities wondrous past. if at all possible read the book before the visit. In any event, be sure to get the audio support while there.

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nj
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wonderfully unique tiny museum off the beaten path. Would be helpful to have read the book beforehand.

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

an example of museology. each life is history and deserves its museum. And if you are an Orhan Pamuk reader you will regale

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Newcastle, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's a must to read the book before and buy the audio guide. Loved the voices on the guide. The detail in this museum is amazing. It was a wonderful experience.

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Madrid, Spain
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went to this museum knowing nothing about it except that a few other travellers recommended it as a different thing to do. I'm glad we went although I wish I had read the book beforehand - I'm sure it would have made much more of an impact! Still, it was a really interesting concept (book and museum developed together) and... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

it's good to go this museum after reading the book then it makes a sense ! museum is located in a nice neighbourhood. after visiting the museum good to visit antique shops around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I became aware of Orhan Pamuk, his novel The Museum of Innocence and the actual museum quite be chance only two weeks before departing Australia for Istanbul. One of our daily newspapers had published an article in the weekend travel section, detailing the story of Kemal and Fusun and the museum housing this exceptional collection of items. As a book... More

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Palermo, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's really well done and fascinating, and the exhibit is still evolving. Better having the audioguide. I won't suggest it to who didn't read the Book!

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

i've visited several museums in my travels and i have to say that i was pleasantly surprised upon visiting the museum of innocence. as a fan of orhan pamuk's literary endeavors, i was looking forward to finally visiting this establishment. i believe that even the trek through various neighborhoods en route to the museum of innocence lend to building a... More

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Moscow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's worth visiting if you read the book recently. It's a sad story but as it's not fictional, it would touch you deeper, than ordinary book, and would help you to understand turkish mentality and life style in the second half of the 20th century.

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