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Rahmi Koç Museum

entrance of Rahmi Koç Museum
Last November, we visited "Rahmi Koç Museum" with the friend of my son and his mother.  Despite the cold and cloudy weather of Istanbul, what a beautiful day it was.

Rahmi Koç Museum lays on the shore of  Golden Horn at Hasköy. 

It was restored from a couple of old and ruined alcohol and tobacco storage buildings, Hasköy shipyard and Lengerhane building which is a second grade historic building. 

There are a lot of collections exhibited...Generally these consists of collected samples of materials or devices of the evolution history of industry, science, transport and communication. 

Through the exhibition you will find very good documentation of machines and will see how they operate lively by pushing a button only.


The museum compose of three departments. ( Please ask for a map of the museum at the ticket office)

small model of museum
  • Lengerhane Building (Scientific and communication utensils, machines works by steam, sailing, toys, locomotives, press, cinematographic machines)
  • Hasköy Shipyard (Submarine, old cars, olive oil factory, old fashioned carpenter, toy shop, clock repair,pharmacy, Ataturk collection, motorcycles and bicycles)
  • Open air Exhibition ( Aviation & navigation machines, tramcars)
cinematographic device
Must know before you go:

There are workshops for children ranging from 4 to 14 years old. Such as science and technology projects, colorful mathematics, fun projects, drama, astrology, cinema, sculpture..etc..(Ask for information from the ticket office before you go)
old fashioned bird nest

Discovery Sphere ( Timed visits. Please ask info from the ticket office. Sorry! not allowed for children under 4 years old. Tickets cost 2 TL per person.)

At weekend you can find Nostalgic Railway Journey moving from museum on a narrow railway along the Golden Horn shore. (This activity is free for museum visitors, but must do reservation.)

Do not miss the visit to submarine. (No allowance under 9 years old. Ticket for adults:7 TL and for students: 5 TL)

You can find strollers and wheel chairs at the entrance for free.

Baby diaper changing facilities are available at entrance of the ticket office.

At summer weekends you can have a tour with the Tugboat and the old Black Sea fishboat along the Golden Horn.  (Please have ticket from the ticket desk)

horse train

Yepp...The summer activities are all good causes to bring the children again, as you can live the very nostalgic atmosphere within these old fashioned machines.


Children had a great time as they saw how the machines are working, how olive oil is pressed, printed their own coins, had the chance to see old fashioned cars, ferries, tramcars, airplanes... We, adults, saw the old fashioned toy store, pharmacy and clock repair store :))


What about the starving little bodies?

After walking all the exhibition area children were really starving. We looked at the menus of the cafe and restaurant. Ooops! We couldn't find a suitable menu for children. At last, by asking people, we found this wonderful life saver old fashioned restaurant beside the museum.

Lale Restoran.
meals

deserts

This is a very good and clean place to eat. The meals are delicious. The prices are very fair. They serve the Turkish homemade meal cuisine. So yummmmy...

old fashioned toy store
Museum hours:

Monday is closed

@ weekdays: 10.00- 17.00

@ weekends: 

1st October-31st March: 10.00-18.00
1st april- 30th September : 10.00-20.00

printing coins
Entrance fee:

Adults: 12,5 TL.
Children: 6 TL.

Transportation:
  • By bus: Lines 47, 36T, 47E, 47Ç, 54HT.
(depart from Eminönü or Taksim)
  • By minibuses: Lines on Şişhane to Alibeyköy.
  • By ferry: Look for the schedules of  IDO ferries operate at the line of Haliç ( Golden Horn)
  • By private vehicle: Follow the signs leading to Sütlüce through the Imrahor Avenue. On this avenue you will see the signboards of Rahmi Koç Museum. The parking is free!!
At the entrance, there is a little souvenier shop.
souvenier shop
Actually we only bought black& white pictures of memories as a gift to tell our friends, which differ for everyone of course;)) Thank you Rahmi Koç Museum!!

Address: Piri Paşa Street, Hasköy Avenue. No:5
                Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Phone:     (212) 369 66 00

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