It's really a 200 year old Greek doll house and collection of antique sundries (from an old remington typewriter to a peg football board game), but also much more than that. There are thousands (I think the owner said 2500 in his entire collection, some of which is not being displayed) handmade paper mache dolls made by the owner's mother. Some are the size of a standard barbie, others are life size. Each, he said, took about a month to make. There are depictions of important Turkish Sultans and their wives, Turkish merchants, sailors, soldiers, and folk tale heroes that give you a unique, if a little eccentric, view into historic Turkish life. He also has a collection of dolls donated by other visitors from Thailand, India, Cuba, and everywhere else dolls are made. The house goes up a couple floors to a balcony with an incredible view, then down to an underground cave basement. The ticket price includes a guided tour by the owner, who obviously loves his museum and wants to communicate this love to the visitors.
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