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“Very few visitors, but interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santral Istanbul Energy Museum

Santral Istanbul Energy Museum
Ranked #245 of 1,033 things to do in Istanbul
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Tallinn, Estonia
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very few visitors, but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is an old electricity factory if I understood it right. So it is showing how it looked like in one of those old ones. They had some hands-on energy expositions at that time there too - it was very interesting to try them out. And everything was for free.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Annika E
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

The old power station now turned into a power museum. Nicely done. The old building was saved from collapsing. The original layout amd old machinery kept in very good condition. Lower floor is somewhat like a teaching center for the visitors. Large space and a very comforting atmosphere. Well concieved and apllied.

Visited October 2012
Thank Dogan S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“old power plant turned into a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a great museum made of an old power plant, with energy exhibits in the basement and the generating station turned into a large exhibit area. There are cutaways showing the inside of the generation equipment, and the control room is intact. The museum is on a university site (Santral) and it's a pleasant place to walk around. The attached art museum was closed and being worked on when we were there. There's a free bus from Taksim Square.

Note that while there's an elevator and escalator they don't provide full access to the generator station.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank poodledoop
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