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

(3.3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Istanbul Museum of The History of Science & Technology in Islam to your Istanbul travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Istanbul trip builder.
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  • I will be honest and admit that main reason for visiting was that I had museum card and it was on the list and also location is very convenient if you are located in Sultanahmed district that I will r...  more »
  • I was surprised how many sciences attribute their origin to Muslims and Arabs. I was even more surprised at how empty the museum was. 
  • Really great museum to explore the Arabic and islamic innovations in past I personally liked the geographic section and medicine, but all sections are creative 
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  • Was pleasantly surprised to see so many great discoveries in the field of physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, medicine etc documented in Arabic books long before any where else. Well laid out museum. Not busy. Entry fee applicable.
  • A lovley Museum that fails to explain how Islam has anything to do with any scientific achievements, apart from that they discovered Evolution before Darwin, and then evidently descided oops that's wrong. Still very interesting, and usful to see the Muslim perspective on scientific achievements in a time when Europe was still in the dark ages and not on the receiving end of trade on the silk road.
  • Small museum and not worth visiting unless you have Istanbul's museum pass. Mainly contains replicas of devices described in old texts. Small mineral exposition and physics and optics sections. However no interactive games relating to physics and some devices description is too brief.
  • It is probably the most boring science museum I have ever been too. People like to touch and try things, but you barely can touch anything. I would spend my money on different things.
  • Interesting museum, though I doubt the accuracy of some of the claims they make.