Adalar Museum

Adalar Museum, Buyukada: Address, Phone Number, Adalar Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Adalar Museum
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SriJagadishB369
Markham, Canada138 contributions
Solo
The island was wonderful starting with the 90 minute boat ride - even though it was FULL. Bu set the ride across the strait and then the Sea of Marmara was very scenic.
Once you set foot in Buyukada, there will be a swarm of people, restaurants, cafes etc. There is a option to explore the island on horse cart or take a bi-cycle or just walk.
Considering that the island does not allow motorized transport and is well away from the modern day pollution, it makes sense to walk or bi-cycle all the way up the hill along the scenic road.
The museum was nothing much - even though the visit to the Island is a must for for nature lovers.
Takes 90 mins from Kabatas and there is a ferry service every one hour - One way ticket is 5 Lira which is a steal. The staff are also very friendly.
Written June 23, 2013
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Selim Imre
Antalya, Turkey38 contributions
You expect more as the history is long and colorful. Nevertheless this museum helps you understand the background of prince islands...
Written August 6, 2015
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IanParmenter
Margaret River, Australia149 contributions
Couples
This a real living museum and should be better publicised, especially to Istanbulis. On a busy Saturday, we Australians were the only ones there. Masses of visual information, videos and photographs, telling the stories of life on Bukuyada through the ages... A little-known treasure of a museum.
Written April 25, 2015
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Farhan
Perth, Australia11 contributions
Friends
If you are on a short half day trip to this island, this place can eat up at least 1 hr of your time which is not wise keeping in mind the beauty and nature island itself offers. But if you are interested in history of this island you may find it interesting. I ll suggest just give a very very visit on your first trip only.. Do explore the island and spend max time on beautiful tracks.
Written October 20, 2015
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euaneuan
16 contributions
Couples
Stumbled upon this museum and spent a very interesting hour or so strolling around. Take your time and learn lots of interesting history (right back to prehistoric times) and more recent background to the Princes Islands. Having been to museums all over the world, the exhibitions were some of the most effectively and powerfully articulated, utilising expressive and original physical structure to accentuate the messages. Recommended!
Written September 19, 2013
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Koray G
istanbul174 contributions
Couples
pro's:

nice selection of photos, items etc. and plenty of info about the hisory of the island.

con's

a little far from the center, it takes around 30 min if you want to walk there, (lovely road though;))
Written January 8, 2013
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Thorsten M
136 contributions
Solo
First: The museum is a little far off, and a visit is worthwile mostly for those who are on the island for longer than just one afternoon. This being said, I was quite surprised by the modern approaches taken by those who compiled the exhibition: Although people might get exhausted by the huge number of texts, you can learn almost everything you need to know about the Adalar. You will stumble upon a short note on the effects of climate change to the Marmara Sea, and - that's what made a very positive impression on me - you learn about the fate of Greeks and other minorities in the contexts of pogroms (e.g. 1955) and discrimination. Although the very first part of the exhibition doesn't look too inviting, you will notice that the creators of the museum put much love in it. It really is a shame that this important museum is so far off and doesn't occupy a more prominent building.
Written October 19, 2018
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Bengi_London
London15 contributions
Couples
This museum should be one of the stops for the ones who visit Buyukada and also other Princes' Islands. You can learn more about the history, culture and islanders through diverse sections in the museum. Although there are some inadequacies about the display of the materials, it is one of the pioneering projects for the introduction and promotion of these islands. The exhibitions on specific themes also change from time to time so it is likely to come across different exhibitions.
Written January 3, 2013
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