Museum of Adam Mickiewicz, Istanbul

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Adam Mickiewicz Museum is a historic house museum dedicated to the life of Adam Mickiewicz, renowned Polish poet. It is located in the district of Beyoğlu, on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.
It is located in a house where Adam Mickiewicz lived and died. Mickiewicz came to Turkey in September 1855 to help organize Polish forces under the Ottoman Army. He befriended Michał Czajkowski who commanded the Polish forces there. Mickiewicz died from illness on 26 November 1855.
The house was renovated after a fire in 1870. The museum was opened in 1955 with the help of the Museum of Literature in Warsaw. The crypt where Mickiewicz was temporarily buried for the period of one month is located in the basement.
The museum houses some manuscripts of Adam Mickiewicz, historical documents and paintings.
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  • The museum is modest, however important for Polish people. It is emotional visit. Nothing special to see. Don't give up when doors are closed, just use the bell and wait a moment. We red warning...  more »
  • A Polish acquaintance of mine told me about this museum, which is usually not mentioned in guide-books about Istanbul. It is located in one of today's most run-down areas of central Istanbul, in...  more »
  • This little museum won't be for everyone, but if you have an interest in literature, Polish history, or in the whimsical side of Istanbul, it is worth your time. The display is well curated and...  more »
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  • Place is not permanently closed. I already put comment here about this one and attached this photo with opening hours...
  • The museum was open for visit during day.
  • You can have the feelings of the poet's last days there. In this little house, where you can find at the suburbs of the Beyoglu. You will be surprised by the environment of the house. Moreover you may struggle to find it :). Anyway, when you find it you may have to ring the bell. Someone will come and open the door if its closed. You can go there 9am to 4.5pm except mondays. The guy did not know enough information about the poet, so you should know why you did come here. :)) You will first see his monument and then the rest of the rooms. You may find it not enough what you will see there but its better than nothing. PS: You can wrap the poem in the last room ;)
  • I haven't been I'm a 11 year old American I just want to say thank you for honoring my great great grandpa
  • The Museum is open! The new exposition opened a few years ago did not fall to my liking. Previously, you could admire the old volumes-now the exhibition is interactive... Just do not know in what sense. I find it worse. This is what Google says is closed is pure false. Unfortunately Google in Turkey probably does not work, because often reported are things and nothing happens-the state of things does not change.
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