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Rahmi M. Koc Museum

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Address: Beyoglu | Haskoy 34445, Istanbul 34445 , Turkey
Phone Number: 0-212-369-66-00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to...
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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Beautiful collection, very modern, well kept museum

Far from being a boring museum about the principles of physics or something similar, this is an exhibition of a collection of artifacts from a prominent Turkish businessman, whose... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Milan, Italy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Far from being a boring museum about the principles of physics or something similar, this is an exhibition of a collection of artifacts from a prominent Turkish businessman, whose legacy is still standing. For my experience, this is one of the best managed and best maintained attractions in Istanbul. The exhibition is very rich, with cars (really a beautiful collection,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice cars, airplanes, submarine and trains. Cars are the best though. When we went there, museum was running a maintenance of some of the models and took them out for a ride first. Quite impressive to see models from 60-s up and running.

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Noord Brabant
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Large museum with a lot of differend cars, planes, boats, trains and much more. Especialy the condition of the pieces is very good. Cars are shining like they came from the showroom a day before. If you hurry, you will see it in a day. So much too see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was on the 'list' but it is more of a personal collection that a historic museum to learn about Turkey's heritage. Nevertheless it may be the only chance you have of visiting a submarine or London bus.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

recommended to visit specially for kids very nice experience they will learn and see I personally love this museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I spent 1/2 day with my son (11) who especially enjoyed the submarine tour (small extra cost-but well worth it!). The museum I is very clean and well organised, with several places to get cold drinks and ice creams, and a/c in the main buildings (it was about 33 degrees the day we visited). There are clean well-kept public parks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Harry Potter's car, some old cars and ancient engines. Everything for the old vehicle lovers. Cadilacs, Citroens, Fiats.. Every brand you can imagine with their original conditions...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was great place to see here, we have spent 4 hours to visit and will see many edges of rahmi. highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Dont get fooled by the name and pictures. It has a lot of educational and interesting artifacts from dignitaries from all over the world. Trains, cars, doll houses for kids, letters and gifts to Mr. Koc from Kennedy to coke, airline companies. A must see museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I am not a car buff but was very impressed w this museum. Koc (or his staff) put careful attention to details. Guess being one if the richest men in Turkey means he has to look out for his name. The American classics (Chevys, Fords) looked better than ones I've seen in America. The restaurant had good food and service.... More 

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