Istanbul Museum of The History of Science & Technology in Islam, Istanbul

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Discover the many achievements and contributions made in the advancement of science by Islamic scholars at Istanbul Museum of The History of Science & Technology in Islam. The museum's collection consists of replica models of scientific instruments from the 9th to 16th centuries covering a range of disciplines, including medicine, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, and more. Academics at Munich University made the models according to the specifications of contemporary drawings and descriptions. Istanbul Museum of The History of Science & Technology in Islam is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • This is an interesting museum based upon Islamic contributions to science and technology. It has lots of models and displays. Sadly they are very static and do nothing to teach science. Some clearly.....  more »
  • Fantastic opportunity to get some insight into the advanced scientific achievements of previous times in the islamic world and how scientists at that time benefitted from previous nations and what...  more »
  • Well worth spending an hour in this museum - lots of interesting models of siege engines, early sun dials, water clocks and other ingenious stuff. It really does demonstrate just how advanced this...  more »
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  • Great museum much better than I expected. Not just for science buffs, as I had read, but really comprehensive and interesting displays. Not as overwhelming as some of the other museums. The videos were very informative and I particularly liked the one on weapons of war even though I did not originally think that would interest me.
  • It was an impressive museum with allot of equipment that were creating during that time. In each room you can find items that belong to a certain area like medicine, math, astrology, warfare etc. Also there is a video about 10 minute long that shows you the history and how they were created. You can find information about the equipment on each wall, for some of them there also some videos with them working and others have interact button. You can also use your Museum Istanbul Pass here, there is also a nice park were you can rest
  • Can't recommend. All the exhibits are copies or photos of something located elsewhere. Perhaps more importantly, It should be the called the Istanbul Museum of Scientific Propaganda. The theme is that the West has stolen Muslim scientific discoveries without crediting the Muslim world, going so far as to suggest Western discoveries were just ripped off from the Muslim world. The former is simply not true; any basic Western textbook credits the Muslim world for the lateen sail, astrolabe, algebra, trigonometry, etc. The museum glosses over the anecedents of Muslim sciences, largely ignoring the Greeks, Chinese, Romans/Byzantines, etc. and fails to explain why the Muslim world did not lead a Scientific and/or Industrial Revolution. The museum seems to be battling the reputation of the Muslim, particularly Arab, world as backward, repressive, both politically & socially, hedonistic among the elites, and struggling with poverty. This place is for you if you're an Arab needing to feel better about the Muslim world.
  • I did enjoy many of the items & mechanisms on display, but I must give it only one star seeing as my brother who has a condition that forces him to have to visit the restroom at any given time was unable to enjoy a thing. The nearest bathroom is located outside the museum and since the ticket is for a single entrance, he needed to leave and couldnt re-enter. Word of warning to anyone who wants to visit this museum.
  • Such a great place in the heart of Istanbul. The museum itself is a bit subtle, yet the amount of information I found in the there, the displays themselves and the interpretation all are great.

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