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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
Fee: Yes
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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Koc, pronounced Coach. A wonderful Transport Museum. As we love seeing the world through the kids eyes. We LOVED this museum as much as our 10 and 8 year old BUT we found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Koc, pronounced Coach. A wonderful Transport Museum. As we love seeing the world through the kids eyes. We LOVED this museum as much as our 10 and 8 year old BUT we found ourselves taking photo after photo for other adults at home that we wanted to share this experience with as we know they would have loved it too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Located on the eastern shore of the Golden Horn, this large museum concentrates on different modes of transportation and motive technology. You will find broad collections of automobiles, steam engines, trains/cars and boats. There is even a diesel submarine (extra cost with designated tour time). Also included is an excellent diorama section (not really the "doll houses" written on the... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Lots to see here, if you like transport related things. Some really nice cars and motor bikes here and they even have a dispal of the oldest metiorite that has been found. The Museum is big so you will need a bit of time to look round it and the ferries only go every hour. The cafe was ok and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We walked here from the Galata Tower (not a fun walk, take a taxi or the water taxi/ferry, get off on the Eminonu stop on the light rail, walk past the Galata Bridge to the ferries). The museum is really quite nice, tons of classic/interesting cars, boats, miniature houses, airplanes, train cars and industrial equipment (ever seen a steamroller from... More 

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Brumunddal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Bringing our son to Istanbul, we tried to find some attractions he would like as well. The Rahmi Koc museum was absolutely marvellous. In fact, we were so fascinated by this museum that we spent more than five hours here. And our son still didn't want to leave! Old cars, motorcycles, engines, how computers work, submarines, trains, planes and many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A last moment addition to the itinerary, this proved to be a great fun than anticipated. The collections are definitely vast and impressive and seem to have something for every age group but frankly I feel that it would be the kids that would enjoy the museum much more. Ample things to see and learn. It can be a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Koç Museum is one of the best museums I've visited anywhere in the world. Interesting and vast exhibitions for visitors of all ages, but especially entertaining for those intrigued by technology and mechanics; a separate section about hands-on physics and mechanical learning will keep children entertained, as well. Excellent translations and information in English. Highly recommend a visit for... More 

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Assos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great place. Went with my 8 year old boy - just fabulous! Only trouble is it is so big. So we went again when he was 9 and we will have to go again because we still haven't ogled at everything. So many bikes and planes and ships and cars. And so cheap too! Love the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This museum was the one which our 6 year old son liked the most. Collection is very large and quite interesting. A lot of working presentations to show how things built and work could entertain you for quite a time. Unfortunately, we had not enough time to visit all collection but definitely we'll be back here on our next trip.

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

First seen in a previous visit in Istanbul from the touristic bus, the museum offers a lot of interesting stuff. By far, the most interesting is the visit in an old submarine used by Americans in the Second World War in Pacific, then later modernized and sent to Turkish Army. In addition to this, you can see also a large... More 

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