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What an amazing collection of over 700 chess sets, from over 100 countries. The collection is organized by subject (all animal pieces in one area, all fantasy figurines in another section, etc.) Even non chess players will be amazed by the size of the collection...More
It was my dream to buy chess sets form different countries to my brother, a successful chess player. The museum has this dream be real. And each piece has given a good idea about art, history and knowledge about the different cultures and countries. A...More
I enjoyed my visit until I had looked at set number 231 or something like that. The lower floor is full of sets that seem a bit special. I really enjoyed that part of the museum. Odd shapes, odd sizes, odd materials. The second floor...More
The Gokyay Chess Museum in Ankara is an amazing place to visit. 412 chess boards from all over the world, in plastic, metal, wood, silver, ceramic, fishbone, marble...and with different themes (cultural, political, historic events, etc.) can be admired. It's a place that is a...More
I went with my 2 kids and we were stunned with the amazing collection of the chess boards from all over the world. The "konak" traditional name for the Turkish Mansions before the 20th century is also very well renovated and it deserves to pay...More
Great visit, world class museum in a beautiful old house. The collection is impressive and fun to see for people of all ages - even for non chess aficionados. Also a nice cafe with snacks and a terrace during summer.