I was not too happy about spending time in this Museum as part of an Istanbul City Tour, but after the hour was up I would gladly have extended it. The concept behind it is crazy, but it works. Approaching the waterside area where it exists, the first thing you notice is the array of airplanes around the main entrance. By the water you will find a collection of interesting boats, and sheds in the courtyard display ancient steam engines, tramcars, and other railway artefacts ----- including the Sultan's personal carriage containing a dummy of the great man himself. Most of our time was, however, spent in the Langerhane building, because of the inclement weather at the time. The collection of automobiles ranging between 1930 and 1970 was fascinating, and included the 1960 Ford Anglia, the first car I ever owned. Many had their insides exposed, or reflected into view by mirrors under the floor. Explanations in Turkish and English were well done. Then there were the 2-wheel modes of transportation: bicycles, mopeds, scooters and fully-fledged motor bikes. Again, the guts and mode of operation were revealed, and they could be started at the press of a button. This theme was continued with common household appliances such as clothes washers and dryers, dish washers and many others: push a button and they start; by encasing them in transparent plastic, the moving parts were in full view during operation. As one last of many other possible examples, I will mention electronics. This series of exhibits included computers, TV and Radio equipment, CD players and Video recorders where removal of the casing revealed the secrets of how they did what you paid for them to do. Add in very clean washrooms and cafeteria facilities and you have the basis for a very enjoyable and informative half-day. But of course, it has nothing whatever to do with Turkey as such.
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