The Rahmi Koç Museum

The Rahmi M. Koç Museum is Turkey’s first and only industrial museum...

The Rahmi Koç Museum, which covers an area of close to 20,000 square meters on the shores of the Golden Horn, is the first and only museum in Turkey to explore historical developments in the fields of industry, communication, and transportation.

While at the museum, you can experience the joy of carrying out a variety of scientific experiments first hand. For example, you can discover exactly what technology a washing machine uses. Indeed, the museum offers educational information for visitors of almost every age.

rahmi_koc_museum-boat-istanbulVisitors to the Rahmi Koç Museum are also able to make a journey between the present and the past. Here, one has the unique opportunity to experience the delight of the Bosphorus from the decks of a steamboat. On weekends, the "Liman 2", a steamboat constructed in 1936, makes four trips a day from the dock at the museum. These nostalgic tours of the Golden Horn last about 40 minutes.

Provided the weather is nice, various other activities are organized in the museum garden on Saturdays and Sundays between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Among other activities, visitors can listen to the sound of classic automobile engines, or learn how to use the Penny Farthing Bicycle, which, to the inexperienced eye, seems impossible even to mount. Furthermore, one also has the chance to use Ginger, the invention of the century.

Most of the items on display in the museum come from the personal collection of Rahmi M. Koç, the head of Koç Holding, one of the largest financial institutions in Turkey. Furthermore, periodical donations of both money and items for display, made by a variety of different institutions, foundations, and individuals, add to this museum’s unique character. Among items donated in the past are cars, military vehicles, airplanes, and even a real submarine from World War II.

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During your visit to the museum, don’t forget to browse the wares in the museum shop, or stop for a bite to eat at one of a number of restaurants, including the Tearoom, the Barbarossa Pub, the Halat Restaurant, and the Café Du Levant. All of these locations, which include displays of items from the museum’s collection and are decorated in the style of the museum, are open through the evening, every day except for Monday.

The museum is closed on Monday and opens from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Furthermore, special tours for groups of ten people and over during closing hours can be arranged by contacting the museum ahead of time.

The entry fee for the museum is 12.5 TRY for adults and 6 TRY for students. The additional price for entering the submarine is 7 TRY for adults and 5 TRY for students.

Address: Rahmi M. Koç Museum Hasköy Cad. No: 27 Hasköy, İstanbul

Tel: +90 212 297 66 39

Website: www.rmk-museum.org.tr

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