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Rahmi M. Koc Museum

Haskoy Cad. No: 5, Istanbul Haskoy 34445 , Turkey (Sirkeci)
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As featured in Istanbul for young kids
Ranked #4 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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Ventura
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I loved the restored cars and displays in this museum! The Koc family sure has some big bucks to own all of this!

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Targoviste, Romania
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118 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The exhibition is very wide, interesting and impressively modern. A must-see in Istanbul. Unfortunately, its position is hard to reach by foot.. and the public transport is limited. I reached the Rahmi Koc Museum using the Big Bus Tour, blue line.. However, it deserves being visited despite the effort the reach it. I liked very much the fact that the... More

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Miami, Florida
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30 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What a wonderful museum. Just big enough to give a wonderful glimpse of modern history. Every car, train, boat was beautifully restored. This is an outstanding collection of one man's Transportation Fascination. Set in a restored warehouse on the Golden Horn waterway, this is a great place to visit and learn and get a bit outside of busy Istanbul.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

this is an absolutely fantastic museum, well worth combining with miniaturk as along the same road. a little hard to get to and from, but a real gem when you get there. it covers all aspects from trains, planes and automobiles (a plane to go in) and is very detailed, you need hours here and there is a sub you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Weve been to quite a few museums and this has got to be the best and it captivated us for a whole 5 hours. Very interactive. All in english and turkish. A fantastic insight of one little boys passion for mechanical things. Love love love the place. Great value for money.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For a family with kids or toddlers, this is a great place to spend a day or two. Has multiple restaurants, and activities to keep kids busy and entertained. When leaving, we had to promise our daughter to bring her back.

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Istanbul
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It is a very compact and filled with everything. You can find cars, trucks, boats, painting, sculpture and more. Nice, neat museum. Sometimes they have special exhibitions which is really cool.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

First time in my life I have spent 3 hours in a museum and it was a quick tour. If you spend all day there you never get bored. There are dozens wonders all around museum, from cuntury old cars to personal belonging of owner, from Real historical train station to cozy restaurants and cafas with magnificant views off city... More

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London
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Go by ferry to this attraction using your Istanbul card. A really quirky history of all things mechanical. Not complete and not really in-depth, but nice anyway.

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