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Gokyay Chess Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Chess museum extraordinaire!

What an amazing collection of over 700 chess sets, from over 100 countries. The collection is... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Ankara, Turkey
via mobile
Interesting and joyful

It was my dream to buy chess sets form different countries to my brother, a successful chess... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017
Ankara, Turkey
via mobile
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May 30, 2018
“Chess museum extraordinaire!”
Oct 4, 2017
“Interesting and joyful”
Gokyay chess museum
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Sakarya Mahallesi, Basamakli Sokak, No:3 | Samanpazari Ulus Altindag, Ankara 06230, Turkey
+90 312 312 13 04
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Reviewed August 11, 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Reyjw
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Definitely number 1 spot of Ankara, they have huge collection of different chess sets, with great designs. Must see.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ahmet U
Reviewed January 19, 2017

This very nice place to visit in Ankara at the old city near Hamamonu discrit.It is very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank اياد جواد ا
Reviewed December 26, 2016

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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Lutgarde V
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Balikadam
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank cherrysher
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