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Istanbul Toy Museum, Istanbul

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The İstanbul Toy Museum (Turkish: İstanbul Oyuncak Müzesi) is a toy museum located in the Göztepe neighbourhood of Kadıköy district in İstanbul, Turkey.


The museum was founded by the Turkish poet and novelist, Sunay Akın, in 2005. The museum opened on April 23, a national holiday in Turkey, National Sovereignty and Children's Day. Currently, the museum has on display 4,000 toys and miniatures from Turkey and abroad; many of the exhibits are antiques, some of which date back nearly 200 years. The first floor of the museum is the site of the Eyüp Toy Shop, a famous toy shop that closed down in the 1950s.


In 2012, the museum was nominated and shortlisted for the annual European Museum Academy Children’s Museum Award.
The museum is open weekdays (except Mondays), 9:30-18:00, and weekends, 9:30-19:00. It is located at Ömerpaşa Caddesi, Dr. Zeki Zeren Sokak 17, Göztepe-Kadıköy, Istanbul.
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  • It is one of the sights I have always wanted to visit. For some reasons, I went there with my kid. We loved it. There are some activities as well like plays or painting workshop. The cafe serves...  more »
  • We couldnt cover it in our days but in the last day and before going to the airport, i agreed with the driver to pass to this museum which i wasnt expecting it will be that much attractive for me and....  more »
  • the toy museum was really nice. it was amazing to pick up so many toys and protect them by this time. for me napoleon was very surprised. I never expected to see in Istanbul  more »
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  • The people who work there are the kindest. One of the best toy collections I've seen and they are very well organized, and the attention to detail is more than amazing. The museum is in an old cute home giving you a feeling of going back it time. A very great experience for kids and adults. Finally the shop there has a lot of handmade products with very unique and reasonably to cheap prices. The seller of the shop is a very nice and enthusiastic girl and is the nicest person I've met. If I could I would give it more than 5 stars.
  • Great little museum on the Asian side of Istanbul. Very original, beautiful house converted to a boutique toy museum. There is something for children and adults alike. Don't miss the outdoors garden Cafe and try their trademark San Sebastián cheese cake together with a freshly brewed Coffee. A hidden gem waiting to be discovered 👍
  • There are many toys from early 1900s from all around the world. The most common manufacturer countries were Germany (which is the best with a huge difference) and the USA. You need at least 1.5 hours to check all the rooms in detail.
  • Like the Mint Museum in Singapore, the Toy Museum in Istanbul has an excellent college, but mostly from Germany, USA, Japan and England. For young kids willing to learn more about Toys, this is a must visit. 30 mins max
  • If you are a tourist and have an extra couple of hours to spend, go see this beautiful and rica toy museum. It has a wide collection of toys all around the world.

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