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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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You might think "I'm from Chicago, or New York or Boston, what could they possibly show me at a Technology Museum in Istanbul? This was one of the best I've ever visited. They have a wide variety of excellent exhibits from Automobiles, to Olive Oil processing equipment. Visit the submarine, the man who escorts you is great, knowledgeable and fun.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a taxi, and listen to the guide explain the history of the place. Worth the visit to see the intimacy of a domestic retreat as the Sultan promoted the work at the adjoining shipyard.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovered this place by accident whilst on a ferry - you can easily spend all day here (I'd suggest bring your own lunch) - the museum is huge and eclectic (private collector). It's an easy ride on the ferry from the centre of Istanbul and be prepared to be amazed and visually exhausted by the end of day ! (in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the most under rated attraction of istanbul, the tour of the submarine and the dc 3 dakota is a must

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can find in this Museum almost everything old : cars, trains, boats, plants,a plane, and even a real submarine !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most amazing place I have visited in many years. Theis museum has it all, boats, cars, aircraft, machines. Many in working condition- from old steam to wood cutting, it is all there. This is a must, an absolute must and I am surprised that there is so little promotion done for this venue. The venue is accessable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is easy accesible and the tickets cost almost nothing. We were a group of foreign student and they accepted our student id-s. The museum is awesome, there are large collections of cars, trains, boats, motorbikes and even planes and a submarine. You can step in many of the vehicles and take pictures everywhere you want. This is definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place, i saw it as i went past on the Big Bus Tour one evening, and went back the next morning. the bus stops right outside,and we went to the model village just before. Its a huge place with trains boats, submarines, cars, trams. also there are dolls houses, toys, and another section across the road that I did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

If you are seriously interested in following the development of the transportation facilities, visit this museum .. otherwise, don't waste your valuable time. The museum has a big number of different kind of vehcles, bikes, ....etc but lined up in such a way they are very close to each other. The easier way to reach the museum is by taxi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great museum at the center of Istanbul. Suggest to try the indian restaurants around the place. Nice sun reflection.

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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