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The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
Get transported inside a love story and learn about everyday city life in the 1970s at The Museum of Innocence, inspired by the book of the same name by Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. Published in 2008, the novel takes place in Istanbul between 1975 and 1984 and tells the love story between a prosperous businessman and his poorer distant relative. The museum, named European Museum of the Year in 2014, is filled with items that could have been in an old Istanbul apartment or flea market, but gain importance because they are used in the book as parts of the love story between the two characters. The items reflect the changing culture of the city in the 1970s and convey the everyday life of people during that time. If you haven't read the book before your visit, take advantage of the audio guide offered in the museum to grasp the significance of these everyday items. Note that the museum has many stairs and may be difficult to access for those with mobility issues. To visit The Museum of Innocence and other attractions in Istanbul, use our Istanbul travel itinerary maker.
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  • Tempat ini cocok untuk pecinta sastra, terdapat banyak buku disini tentang sastra, tempatnya kecil namun cukup nyaman. 
  • Tricky to find but well worth the visit and quite incredible to see the collection of objects mentioned in the novel. 
  • There are few moments when you just forget everything around and feel something special for a fiction. It was so at that very moment when i saw Füsun's brooch. And the music behind... I, then, felt th...  read more »
  • It was a very visually stimulating museum but considering that it was all fictional it wasn't super interesting.
  • Orhan Pamuk, curated by the Museum of the city of İstanbul, and at the same time, the first having the Museum located in Cukurcuma, Beyoglu, 1897-made three-storey historic building.
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  • The Museum to the book.
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