REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM ISTANBUL PROVINCIAL DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
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Istanbul Toy Museum


Istanbul Toy Museum

Turkish poet and author Mr. Sunay Akın has opened the first and only private toy museum of Turkey on April 23, 2005. This opening date was not choosen randomly. April 23rd is an important day in history of the Turkish Republic. It was on this day that the Grand National Assembly first met in 1923. It is also when the country simultaneously celebrates National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, dedicated this important day to the children of the world.

 Museum’s each room resembles a different theater stage. For instance, when you enter the gallery of space toys, you encounter shining stars overhead, whereas miniature train sets are exhibited in a genuine train compartment. You have to pass through a submarine in order to reach the toilets on the basement. Visitors can relaxed in the cafe where antique dolls, dollhouse and miniature furnitures a theater that has 70 seats and gift shop where Sunay Akın’s boks and museum souvenirs are sold.

Transportation: 

It can be reached by buses and minibuses.

Telephone: 

0 (216) 385 36 02

Fax: 

0 (216) 385 36 02

Address: 

Ömerpaşa road Dr. Zeki Zeren street, No:17, Göztepe/ISTANBUL

Web: 

http://www.istanbuloyuncakmuzesi.com/