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Rahmi M. Koc Museum

Address: Beyoglu | Haskoy 34445, Istanbul Haskoy 34445 , Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #4 of 504 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport...
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications. Housed in magnificent buildings - themselves prime examples of industrial archaeology - on the shore of the historic Golden Horn, the collection contains thousands of items from gramophone needles to full size ships and aircraft.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is among the best industrial museums I have ever visited. The displays are beautiful and creative, the buildings are also part of the attraction. The wide ranging exhibits are impeccably maintained. There are many places to comfortably sit and enjoy the surroundings, as well as a couple of places for coffee and snacks. And there is a beautiful restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

you can easily send two days there.Our whole family was absolutely excited with every santimeter of this museum! the top experience was the REAL submarine! 30 min inside doesnt happen every day. Plus, retro cars, beautiful old boats, trains, planes. tasty restautants on the side of Golden Horn. and we still have the second part of a musum to visit... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is really a remarkable place which is maintained well. I can also recommend Cafe du Levant, the upscale restaurant within the museum. It is pricey though.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are planning a trip to Istanbul with kids, this is a must see. An Individual collector's collection(amazing, that!) of cars, trains, boats, planes, bikes, gadgets, and submarine(!) all beautifully and aesthetically presented. My 3 yr old absolutely loved the interactive, transparent household appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, etc) that showed her the inner workings of everyday gadgets.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Rahmi M. Koc Museum carries the name of its benefactor, the (former) chairman of the board for one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey, the Koc Holdings. It is hard to categorize this museum - it is not really a science museum, it is not a history museum, it is not a transportation museum, it is not a technology... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

At the heart of the historic golden horn, pleasant ambience with music, view, seating, service, food quality. Unique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

this place has amazing things and i really can not believe it. great helpful people very welcoming, i happy i went when had the chance to

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baghdad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

this museum is not on the route of public transport of istanbul,but it is not far from them.so it will cost you just 10 to 15 dollars to reach it by taxi depending on where you hire the taxi from beyoglu are or sultan ahmet area.it takes only 15 miuntes to reach it by taxi. we went in the morning... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Boy, it must be fun to be filthy rich and to buy all the toys you want. But it must be even more fun to build a groovy museum around all your loot and to share it with the world, as the Koc family has done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Small private museum that is definitely worth your visit. The collection and breadth of it are spectacular. Don't mind the walking, and either have some information or guide to assist you as you go around.

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