The Sadberk Hanım Museum is accommodated in two separate buildings, one of which is known as the “Azaryan Villa” and the other “Sevgi Gönül Building” that was purchased in semi-destroyed form and then restored and put into service.
The Azaryan Villa was turned into a museum through a restoration project designed and implemented by Sedat Hakkı Eldem between 1978 and 1980. Then it was put into service in October of 1980 for the goal of exhibiting the Sadberk Koç Collection composed of handworks and precious masterpieces diligently collected by Mrs. Sadberk.
Standing over a total area of 4280 sqm together with its garden, the Azaryan Villa hosts a souvenir shop and a small tea room on the ground floor. The ceiling of the original hall has a coffered ceiling of the type inspired by ancient Roman architecture, and the walls are painted in an imitation of marble, as was fashionable at the time. You can climb up the floors of the villa by wooden staircases. The exhibition areas are on the ground and first floors, the attic floor being occupied by storerooms, offices and the library
Switch From a Ruined Villa to the Sevgi Gönül Building
Known as the Sevgi Gönül Building today and being the second building of the museum, the construction that was incorporated into the collections of the Sadberk Hanım Museum was repaired for the purpose of exhibiting the Archeological Collection of Hüseyin Kocabaş. Now, pre-Islamic archeological artworks are exhibited in the museum that was opened in October of 1988. The museum was also awarded with the “Europa Nostra” prize in 1988 for the implementation of “contemporary museum practice”.
Precious collection objects, valuable fabrics, gold, silver and porcelains and the comprehensive collecting spanning from the Neolithic age to the Hattie, Hittite, Urartu, Greek, Roman, Byzantium and Selcuk masterpieces in the museum are open to the visit of culture, art and history lovers.
You can visit the museum in weekdays between 10.00 and 17.00 except for Wednesday.
Address: Piyasa Cad. No: 27- 29 Sarıyer
Telephone: 0212 242 38 13 -14