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Rahmi Koç Museum

The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications. Housed in magnificent buildings - themselves prime examples of industrial archaeology - on the shore of the historic Golden Horn, the collection contains thousands of items from gramophone needles to full size ships and aircraft.The location is unrivalled - romantic, historic, convenient to both the Old City and the new. And the appeal is universal: objects that affect our daily lives, created by talented engineers and craftsmen, encapsulating man's ingenuity and hard work yet at the same time exhibiting great beauty.Our museum educates, informs, and entertains tens of thousands of adults and children each year. Please do explore our website now for a taste of what we have on show… but better still, come and visit us soon! To learn more about visiting the museum please view our Visiting page now: to explore some of our exhibits or discover the highlights of the collection go to our Exhibits section. Click here to find out more about our many opportunities for shopping and refreshment, or visit the Corporate & Commercial page for details of our facilities for events such as weddings, seminars, conferences, product launches. Kids love our Hands-On gallery. Where else can you climb all over a vintage car, sit in the cockpit of a real plane and try the controls, or try real-life scientific experiments? And if that is not enough, come at the weekend and join some of our special activities (which now include the chance of a free train ride on a real railway along the shores of the Golden Horn), or let our resident science teacher explain basic scientific principles using our many experimental models… When visiting, don't forget to take a break at the Museum Tearoom, Museum Shop, Barbarossa Pub, or Halat Restaurant. Decorated in the style of the Museum, and showing many items from our collection, they are open during normal opening hours, plus Halat and Barbarossa are open 'till late every night except Monday. Suggestion: come late in the afternoon on a Saturday or Sunday, and then when the Museum closes at 7 o'clock, drop into Barbarossa Pub for a drink before dinner on the shores of the Golden Horn at Halat Restaurant.

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