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“Torpedoes away!”

Rahmi M. Koc Museum
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Ranked #11 of 1,033 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications. Housed in magnificent buildings - themselves prime examples of industrial archaeology - on the shore of the historic Golden Horn, the collection contains thousands of items from gramophone needles to full size ships and aircraft.
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“Torpedoes away!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Loved going around the submarine with ex-crew member who was a brilliant guide! Lots of interesting airplanes too in this fascinating museum. A good half day out.

Visited April 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Best way to get there is the Eyup ferry leaving from next to Galata bridge, drops you right next to museum. Great place full of big boys' toys but the highlight is the submarine. It requires a special ticket but it is worth every cent. The sub tour is conducted by a former crewman and he knows the boat from stem to stern and has plenty of interesting stories. My wife particularly loved the sub visit.
The rest of the museum is full of trains, planes and automobiles, including the Harry Potter Ford Anglia and pink Cadillac.
I can see why this place rates so highly on the TripAdvisor scale. Bravo, Mr Koc.

Visited May 2014
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“One of a kind in Istanbul!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

It is not always easy to find a location with interesting things for kids, good lunch and historical sites. Rahmi Koç Museum offers it all. Lovely collection of old cars, trains and submarine. Go thee by Golden Horn boat. Do not miss to visit Miniaturk nearby.

Visited June 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

What a fantastic museum - particularly if you're travelling with children/teens and you want a break from cultural sights. Very clean, loads of exhibits ranging from the type of thing you would expect in a science museum to collections of cars, trains and planes - even a submarine. There are also some good places to eat.

Visited April 2014
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“Excellent Museum near the Gold Horn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is an important industrial Museum, but even the kids will enjoy this Museum. There are old vehicles suc has a tram, cars, train etc. It is just by the Golden Horn. You can also visit Miniaturk which is close and enjoy an excellent lunch or dinner in Halat Restaurant near-by. Must visit.

Visited June 2013
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