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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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The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the...

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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Very interesting museum

I want to thank the owner of this museum Mr. Koc! It is interesting to look at the different type of exponates: cars, trains, air planes, even real submarine! We had a nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Maksat K

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I want to thank the owner of this museum Mr. Koc! It is interesting to look at the different type of exponates: cars, trains, air planes, even real submarine! We had a nice and pleasant time when visited the museum despite nasty and cold weather! Recomment it!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great collection of artefacts, big and small. Loved the dollhouse collection, the boats and the trains

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Rancho Mirage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This detour is worth your while. An unbelievable collection of cars, boats, planes, trains, buses...all kinds of memorabilia....even a ferry boat and submarine docked on the Golden Horn. Give yourself half a day here.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Full of interesting pieces and the attention to detail is wonderful. You need a good couple of hours to walk through the entire place. Very glad we found this museum (quite by accident).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic tour in a beautiful site. Very interesting collection of different technolgies pieces. A pleasant way to pass half of a day outside the busy center and enjoying the Bosforos view. We had a light lunch in the local restaurant which was also ok. Try to reach it by the local boats.

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RMKM_Admin, Public Relations Manager at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, responded to this review

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A very big museum that offers old cars, trains, planes and even a submarine. Beautiful examples of dioramas can be seen. It is just by the Golden Horn, with the lovely view of mosques you complete your visit in 2 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We didn't know about this museum beforehand just saw the boats as we went past on the ferry. It is excellent, based on one man's personal collection it still has that snse of personal involvment you often don't get in large state or municipal collections. The stuff that's there is there because it fascinated Mr Koc, his spirit is in... More 

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RMKM_Admin, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your vivid descriptions, sincere detailed comments More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A visit to this museum complex is really an amazing experience and try to give yourself a lot of time to visit. This museum is over a huge area and some parts are outdoors. It is dedicated to the history of transport , industry and communication and there is something for everybody. The displays are beautifully done and you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

What a wonderful place if your in interested in all modes of transportation. cars,carriages,boats,ships,aircraft were all present. the is one of the best transportation museums i been to offering something for every person. Bridal couples of Istanbul love to use this site for their weddings photographs. This must be on your agenda when visiting istanbul. this place is easily access... More 

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RMKM_Admin, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on a variety of the parts of the museum. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This Museum was an added bonus when we were just filling in the day before leaving Istanbul. It satisfies the motoring enthusiast, train enthusiast, Doll house enthusiast and every one in between. We only had an hour to spare but could have spent the whole day.

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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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