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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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 NEW

Agree with other reviews that you find a fascinating collection of diverse objects of transport, industry and communication. It has a Turkish focus such as the Anadolu car experiment and the Turgut Alp Sea Crane! In addition it offers an explicit education component (touch and learn). It would be difficult to walk away without having learned something new! well worth... More

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Beaulieu
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really a wonderful museum to visit, no queues, very inexpensive and so many fantastic things to see. Cars, planes, trains, boats, a submarine, toys, Turkish life, all very well presented with English and Turkish captions, very interactive, excellent for children. Lots of eating options from delicious restaurant to cafés. Don't underestimate the time you will want to spend here. Mr... More

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Robertson, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I have never been to a more amazing 'real-life' museum. Ranges from a floating submarine, fighter jets on pedestals, 200/300 cars of all vintages - including an example of a very early Ford Mustang - all in excellent condition. And lots and lots of different machinery, ranging from fire trucks to internal combustion engines to old ferry boats to a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Take the Goldern Horn ferry and get off at Haskoy. Make sure you see both sides of the museum. The non-waterside section is housed in an old foundry. When you buy the additional submarine ticket you are given an allocated guided tour time. There is a small cafe inside the museum serving tea/coffee and sandwiches/snacks with seating. Or a more... More

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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

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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31 helpful votes 31 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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