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“Intriguing and thought provoking”

Museum of Innocence
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Private Tour: Istanbul Sightseeing Including...
Ranked #31 of 1,159 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: Orhan Pamuk tarafından yaratılan Masumiyet Müzesi yazarın aynı adlı romanında anlatılan günlük hayat eşyalarının hatıra ve anlamlarını gösteren titizlikle hazırlanmış enstalasyonlardan oluşan küçük bir İstanbul müzesidir.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Omar Pamuk is right when he pleas for museums to be about people and their stories, as that is how we will really learn the history of a place or time. This is what the Museum of Innocence does. By illustrating his novel, he in fact tells us so much about Istanbul in the 70's that it becomes the perfect history lesson. If you want to understand Istanbul, visit this museum.

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Reviewed December 3, 2014

I don't know what to write. I have been to many (may be too many) museums around the world, but did not experience something like this. This small museum is captivating. I was there with a non Turkish friend who did not read the book (any book from Pamuk), does not know Nisantasi etc. and he was trilled as well.

If you are interested in life of Istanbul bourgeoisie from 1970's, this is the place. The museum is not well suited for families with little children. And you must get the audioguide, otherwise the whole visit is pointless.

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Reviewed November 27, 2014

I was dragged here, very unwillingly, as I had never heard of the place, the book and could not understand why we should be wasting precious holiday time....I did not know what to expect. What a captivating surprise ! a very thoughtful yet amazingly artistic exhibition that successfully combines the coherence of the story, yet presents each piece as individual art pieces.
I was so taken that, had we had more time, I would have returned.
In addition, it is in an attractive area within walking distance (a pleasant walk) from the bus.

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed November 23, 2014

Amazing place set in a lovely neighbourhood of Istanbul. We came on a Sunday and had this great feeling of being in a quiet far away Turkish village (yet, just behind the buzz of Taksim square).
The museum is like a mis-en-scene of Pamuk's book with the same name, craftily done. The mix of 'personal' objects, mementos and great quotes is awesome and does succeed in creating a very pleasant psychological tour of the book's atmosphere.
If you've done the likes of aghia Sophia, Topkapi and the Bazar and you ready and willing for 'more Istanbul', this is where you can start. Enjoy! I did!

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Reviewed November 21, 2014

Add to your list of places to visit in Istanbul!!valuable is adapted from the novel by Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk.located in the center of the city.

Thank adele k
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