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Rahmi M. Koc Museum

Haskoy Cad. No: 5, Istanbul Haskoy 34445 , Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #3 of 646 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, Industry and Communications. Housed in magnificent... more » 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. « less
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paphos
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

When you've seen the mosques and you're feeling bazaar'd out, do not overlook the Rhami Koch Industrial Museum. This is a gem of a site with a dazzling display of classic cars, toys, an outstanding maritime and aviation museum, an array of railway memorabilia and, to cap it all, a tour round a WW2 submarine. It is reached by a... More

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Tripoli, Libya
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You must put this in the Must-to-Do List. Includes most of transportation machine, vehicles, vessels, planes, ... etc

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Kids will enjoy it very much and will learn a lot, it mixes fun and education, if you have kids you must visit Rahmi Koç Museum when you visit Istanbul

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Turkey has always been a pendulum between the East and West. Ataturk, the Father of Turkey, firmly believed its future must be Western creating a secular state. However Turkey is now perceived by many as swinging back to the East. This museum is an attempt by one of Turkey's greatest (and wealthiest) businessman to both give something back to the... More

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Vacaville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband spent hours here, and couldn't get over the quality of the exhibits and the collections. He loved the miniature steam engines, was gushed about the restored Fiat railcar, was amazed at the recovered Hadleys Harem B24 that was shelled during WW II, etc. He kept talking about the car collection, and the dioramas. On and on....We spent extra... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I could never imagine I would find a museum like that in Istanbul. But, after some reconsideration, it seems that a boy grew his fascination with auto, air, train, boat models into a full size accomplishment.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a great museum - we went with the kids and the parents, and really enjoyed it. There are lots of different attractions, many to do with transport. e.g. Submarine DC10 plane Great number of model railway displays Lots of classic cars Cutaway engines from cars, tractors, and a cutaway washing machine, for seeing how they work. Some big... More

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St louis
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you or your kids are into planes, trains, or automobiles (or boats), this is place! An amazing collection of classic cars, plus plenty of trains, trolleys, planes that you can board, boats, motorcycles, and a train that you can ride on weekends. Definitely recommend going on a weekend when the train is operating. It's also a beautiful location on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

this is a wonderful museum for all ages, from toys to submarines taking in all sorts of transport it is a quirky but coherent collections. It is laid out extremely well and is exceptionally well maintained it also features cafe's and restaurants for all people and all pockets you do not have to be a transport fanatic to enjoy this,... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It is off the main tourist drag and out of the main part of Beyoglu, overall it is somewhat interesting and has many fascinating accounts and objects on display. But it is an overly large collection. My advice is only go there if you are willing to spend all day looking at a mass collection of vehicles, boats, models, and... More

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