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Istanbul Toy Museum

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Address: Omer Pasa Cad. Dr. Zeki Zeren Sok. No:17 Goztepe, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 216 359 4550

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Toy museum

As others stated the museum is at the Anatolian Side of Istanbul, at a residential area. We went by car, has a small parking lot, also possible to park at the streets around. A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As others stated the museum is at the Anatolian Side of Istanbul, at a residential area. We went by car, has a small parking lot, also possible to park at the streets around. A toy museum sounds more attractive to children but we have a 3.5 years ol daughter, unfortunately she didn't enjoy it as much as we hoped. Not... More 

Thank yildizsungur
Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

you can find every toy coming from past based on different countries and you just let the place take you to the past as if you are in a kind of time machine. every toy has a story, so you ll see what i mean.

Thank Ozgur B
Istanbul, Turkey
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Istanbul Toy Museum (Istanbul Oyuncak Muzesi) is located on the Asian side of Istanbul in the Goztepe area of the Kadikoy district. It was opened in 2005 by collector, writer, poet Sunay Akin when he decided to open a museum displaying toys from all over the world. Some even go back to the 18th century, but most of the ones... More 

Thank Murat B
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A nice museum to visit in the Agean side of İstanbul. Great for children. Nice toys and workshops. 👌

Thank Dalida1972
Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Toy museum is a good goal in the eastern part of istanbul. You can see detailed dollhouses made by hands of toy shoppers years ago. You can see cruel toys of the period of second world war in one room, Toys of the star wars period in another room and... Each room and its theme tells a part of history... More 

Thank Hooshmand H
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Istanbul Toy Museum is on the Asian side of the city. You can easily reach buy bus or dolmuş (a shared taxi) from Kadıköy. It is one of the best private museum in Istanbul. There are lots of old and new toys. Good for adaults and children.

Thank eumsrenan
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This museum is not only an attraction for children but also for the grown-ups. One can take a deep dive into childhood memories. The funny part is that children want to but each and every toy available over there. And for that, the parents do face a tough time there. However, it is still worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

And he wasn't the only one. The grown-ups can remember their childhood toys. My son wanted to buy everything. Also the setting is nice. They reconstructed, for instance, a train car. Toys are from various times up to 1990-2000.

Thank Roxana T
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

This museum is in a yali house with its three floors. Not only for children, we really enjoyed it too as whole family. They collected toys not only from Turkey but all around the world. A good 2 hours can be spent in here.

Thank deerroam
Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

It’s a small private house which got converted through marvelous efforts by a single collector Mr. Sunay Akın, in 2005. Getting there is the first hurdle because it’s well hidden in the Asian side of İstanbul (Göztepe, Kadıköy district). The easiest route if you are in the European side is to go to Sirkici where you head to Marmaray station... More 

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