When you say Istanbul, one of the first things that comes to mind is museums. The historical heritage of Istanbul is host to many museums, each richer and more beautiful than the next. One of the stars among these museums is Rahmi Koç Museum, which was founded in 1994 and is located in Hasköy. The museum holds a very important place in Turkey’s history of communication, industry and transportation. The museum reveals where and how Turkey caught up on the industrial revolution and how the rest of the world progressed during this period. If you are curious about Rahmi Koç museum, what’s in it and the fees to enter the museum, read on! Happy reading!
Some Facts about the Rahmi Koç Museum
Located in Hasköy, which is on the northside of the Golden Horn, the Rahmi Koç Museum was founded in 1994. Spreading across a total area of 27,000 sqm, the museum consists of three main parts. These parts are the Open Air Exhibition Area, Historical Hasköy Shipyard and the Mustafa V. Koç Building. The Mustafa V. Koç Building is in Lengerhane (Anchor House), which is known to be the location where the ships dropped their anchors. Purchased in 1991, the Lengerhane was meticulously restored and then reopened for service in 1994. At least as important, the Historical Hasköy Shipyard is just opposite Lengerhane. Some of the collections in the museum are in the Open Air Exhibition Area, which is on Hasköy Street and spans from the main entrance, all the way to the Golden Horn.
There are dozens of important items being exhibited in the Rahmi Koç Museum. The items in the collection are categorized as follows: Ataturk Section, Land Transport, Railway Transport, Seafaring, Aviation, Letterpress Printing Workshop, Living Past, Machines, Communication, Scientific Devices, Models and Toys. Under these categories, there are scientific devices, old computers, old trains, classic cars, the Fenerbahçe Ship, exhibitions, the discovery globe and many more.
The Rahmi Koç museum has a brilliant feature too: The 2002 project titled “Education in Museum” has been making great contribution to modern education. Thanks to this project, children are given knowledge while roaming through the museum, which also includes a routine school curriculum. The project involves concepts such as the Astronomy Project, Printing Workshop, the World of Colorful Math, the Discovery Globe, the Science and Technology Lab, etc.
How to get there
There are many answers to this question. If you go by metrobus, you can get off at the “Halıcıoğlu” stop. If you go by bus, you can use lines 47 Eminönü – Yeşilpınar, 47E Eminönü – Binevler, 47Ç Eminönü – Güzeltepe, 47N Eminönü – Nur Sitesi, 54HT Hasköy – Taksim – Mecidiyeköy, 54HŞ Hasköy – Şişli – Taksim and 36T Taksim – Cebeci.
Entrance fees in 2019
The Rahmi Koç Museum is closed on Mondays, in the evenings and on the first day of religious holidays, on 31st of December and 1st of January. The museum is open between 09:30-17:00, Tuesday to Friday and between 09:30-18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and religious festivals (1 October to 31 March), and between 09:30-19:00 from 1 April to 30 September. Entrance fees in 2019 are;
Adults: 18 TL
Adult Group (10+ Persons): 16 TL
Students: 7 TL
Student Group (10+ Students): 5 TL
Adults: 9 TL
Students: 6 TL
Adults: 3 TL
Students: 3 TL
Boat Tours (depending on weather conditions)
Adults: 9 TL
Students: 6 TL
Note: A 20% discount is applied on ticket prices for Müzekart holders.
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