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Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Istanbul

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Board a 1944 U.S. naval submarine or enter the cabin of a propeller-driven aircraft at Rahmi M. Koç Museum, dedicated to Turkey's industrial past and the history of transport and communications. The museum displays an eclectic collection belonging to its founder Rahmi M. Koç, member of the wealthiest Turkish dynasty. Exhibits include topics like racing, sports, classic automobiles, an amphibious car, lifeboats and ferryboats, aircraft, and an olive oil factory, as well as items like a Thomas Edison telegraph patent model. Don't miss the selection of 19th- and early 20th-century vehicles featuring a sultan's carriage, a steam engine locomotive, and an Istanbul tram. Put Rahmi M. Koç Museum and other Istanbul attractions into our Istanbul trip planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The museum is the collection of the Turkish businessman. His international travels provided a great source for the collection, but also showcases the industriousness of the local Turkish product manuf...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    All we're trying to get here we develop istanbul very nice relaxing Museum cars, engines, boats, planes, all of them Huh I think math is the best paprika Museum part of istanbul that crowd the place is relaxing, quiet
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  • August 15, 2017
    Perfect for families with children. Offers you the opportunity to visit a museum. The motor HarikaKaydı. Car part Harry Potter's car and so on old cars. As a full Army shares the Sub was yourself. Describing the person was trained. The old ships had so many ships in the area. Old, new, and was found in the Museum and ships.
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  • August 3, 2017
    A must go if you have kids (specially boys). peapare to 2 to 4 hours of fun so it will better to be there around 10 when they open. not crowded at all, very clean and very organized. everything there is well thought of. the tickets costs around 4$ but the submarine tour has its own ticket and timing. snacks can be found at the ship next to the submarine so you can have a snack or a nice Turkish tea while waiting for the submarine tour.
  • September 7, 2017
    One of the best museums of its kind. Took me by absolute surprise. Well maintained collection. Very fairly priced. Highly recommend to come early as you can easily spend a few hours there.
  • September 14, 2017
    The biggest museum in Istanbul. All antigue cars, ships, planes are here. Every detail has it own story and age. I highly recommend to visit.
  • September 3, 2017
    Rahmi M. Koç Museum is extremely large and variagated, so much that it could be divided into five different museums. Every object on display, regardless of size (as large as a cruise ship or as small as its toy model), was incredibly well preserved, clean and polished. The museum's hygiene was almost comparable to that of a Cleanroom dedicated for nanotechnology research. The only downside was that the tour was exhausting, and after a while of seeing hundreds of impressive devices, you can't look at every unique item to fully appreciate it.
  • February 17, 2017
    Very interesting and curiously organized museum packed with various man-made objects from different historical stages, basically a museum of human history as seen through material world. It's announced as museum of industry, communication and transport, but we preferred to call it "the museum of everything". Especially impressed by collections of REAL cars (from early steam-engine ones to glossy American 60's classics), as well as motorbikes, bicycles, kids trolleys and other moving devices wittily accompanied by various atmospheric stuff like old posters or vitrines with ladies vintage hats. Life-size tram and railway carriages you came walk in to are also impressive. Don't miss to have a cup of Turkish tea (for 1TL !!!) in a cute "retro street cafe" in the beginning of the car gallery. Highly recommend to reserve several hours for this place. We had only 2 hours before closing time and haven't seen a half of it.

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