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Sadberk Hanim Museum

Piyasa Cad. 27-29 | Buyukdere, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #54 of 642 attractions in Istanbul
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Type: Art Museums
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This private museum uses two large wooden houses (yalıs) side by side to display two amazing collections by members of the Koç family. The first one we saw covered artwork and artifacts from all the ancient Turkish civilizations. The second was devoted to the Ottoman period, with exquisite ceramics, costume, metalware. Unfortunately, no photography. While definitely worth the trip up... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This museum had a very interesting and intriguing collection of paintings that I had ever seen. The museum was divided into different sections and had paintings matching the theme of those sections. The most dazzling was the Gold section. It was literally a task to keep one’s eyes off of it. The museum had a lot of art lover’s there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This museum which is founded and run by one of the the wealthiest families of Turkey is a "must see" if you are interested both in archeology and ethnography. Yes, the museum is far away from the usual touristic destinations of Istanbul but if you have time, you have to make sure you see it. It's situated in a beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was probably my favourite museum visit in Istanbul. It is less easy to get to but so well worth it. Two old yali houses combine to show both an archaeological display of very ancient age and a collection of porcelain, gold, silver and costume without parallel. There is also a little coffee shop and a shady garden. I could... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We love art. And visiting this place was an amazing experience. The paintings were beautiful. The artifacts really intriguing. What was really mesmerizing was the Gold section. His is a place to get to know Turkey better, to delve into its rich history. The place is not very crowded since it’s a bit off the beaten path and hence you... More

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Tehran, Iran
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44 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The three floor building near Sariyer which facing the Bosporous is loaded with hundreds of wonderful crafts. The museum has also another section which is about archaeology with brilliant statues, pots and these kind of things. The most amazing for me was the Gold section. In this section you will see a collection of coins and ancient jewelries which are... More

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Marseille, France
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Certainly on the less traveled path, outside of Istanbul, on the Bosphorus. I highly recommend this museum for any one interested in the various period of history of Istanbul. Roman and Greek artifacts as well as a wonderful collection of costumes of the ottoman period, potteries and silvers. With A great gift store

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Amazing collections reflecting the various eras of Istanbul. From beautiful Greek and Roman artifacts covering the Byzantine Period, to a fabulous collection of Ottoman treasures, including a huge collection of potteries, silvers, fabrics and costumes. A lot more interesting that the treasures of Topkapi because it covers a social class that we almost can identify too. Wonderful gift store.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I came across this museum in the Istanbul forum, and was happy about the recommendation when we found ourself in Sarayer. We got off a Bosphorus ferry boat earlier then expected, as it was really cold and we felt we've had enough ferry experience. The Sadberk Hanim has an interesting collection of archeological findings, dating from 7000 BC or so,... More

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Izmir, Turkey
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45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Private collection in a mansion at Sariyer along Bosphorus well oriented nicely displayed not crowded. lifts in the building are very useful.

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