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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 633 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Museums
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I had been aware of Orhan Pamuk and an admirer of his works for a long time. I was pretty miffed that I had not taken along my copy of the book as it cost a hefty 25 lira to get in. This was pretty poor value, compared to entering Topkapi Palace, which cost the same! The most annoying thing... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Orhan Pamuck is a descriptive and talented writer, and the Museum of Innocence is a good book. Therefore, I enjoyed seeing the display of the items from the book. I enjoyed the architectural structure of the building and the layout of the museum. However, if you haven't read it you probably won't enjoy the actual physical museum, and you might... More

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Ludbreg, Croatia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Read the book before visiting the museum. I love the book and it was a magical place for me. With the museum pass you can get a discount.

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Trondheim
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This museum is not only interesting, if you have read the novel, it is touching. Items delicately laid out in accordance with the chapters in the book. It excellent in every aspect, and unique of course. A once in a lifetime experience. Very highly recommended.

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İstanbul, Türkiye
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

One of the most important hidden places you have to visit.. Do not forget to take some photos and small notes to share with your friends back home.. Highly recommended !!

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I read the book last year and was amused by the inclusion of a ticket to the museum. We travelled to Istanbul because we'd both read the book and wanted to see the city for ourselves. The visit to the Museum of Innocence was, for me, the highlight of our trip. The audio guide was excellent and the footage of... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I read the book, finished it despising the main character, and felt "beh!" about the museum itself. The idea is whimsical and the exhibits are pleasant. But I was just annoyed at having to spend 20 minutes looking at the things that Kemal the Protagonist didn't even appreciate in the book!

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful experience for someone who has read at least part of the book. I was enchanted and brought to tears by the wall of cigarette butts. Admission for non-book holder is steep and so are items in gift shop. My advice:read book on flight to Turkey, that way you'll remember details to appreciate the exhibits and will get in free... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Spent a great afternoon here on our way to Istikhlal Avenue. The museum is set up very creatively; you don't have to be an Istanbulite to feel the nostalgia that the displays evoke. Reading the book is not a must either to enjoy this little gem of a museum.

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Uppland
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128 reviews 128 reviews
6 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If you have read Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence you should definitely come here. And if you haven't you should, since the book is really good. You can probably get a good impression of the museum from the audio guide anyway, but for me who is in the middle of reading the book it was a real experience. And don't... More

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