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Maritime Museum

Sinan Pasa Mah. Cezayir Cad. | Besiktas Merkez, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 327 43 45
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Awesome boats

I honestly didn't think I would enjoy this place so much, seeing how I was never particularly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Augusto V
via mobile
Very limited but valuable collection

This museum is very small compared to its many counterparts over the world - and this is strange... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
Carlo R
Milan, Italy
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  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
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“collection” (2 reviews)
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Sinan Pasa Mah. Cezayir Cad. | Besiktas Merkez, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 327 43 45
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I honestly didn't think I would enjoy this place so much, seeing how I was never particularly interested in boats. But the ones on display here are so incredibly detailed and full of history. I definitely recommend the tour. Costed me only 7,50 TL. It's...More

Thank Augusto V
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This museum is very small compared to its many counterparts over the world - and this is strange, for the history of Istanbul is largely bound to seamanship and shipbuilding. What you can see here is basically a collection of exemplars of the same type...More

Thank Carlo R
Reviewed 13 August 2015

It's nice to visit and see old boats, children also enjoyed it with some sculptures of maritime commanders. But boats are high and you can't see well, they should put something to be able to see better. For 6.5 Lira per person (children for free)...More

1  Thank Kaleno1980
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Nice boats, lots of history, battles and stories, but zero interactivity. Highly recommend Rahmi M. Koc Museum for boats, planes, cars, trains and much more!

Thank Rusoaie
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great treasure of Ottoman era. The exhibition of boats reminds us that the Ottoman era was the age of maritime progress. Each boats are so big that it's a bit surprising these work were done by the craftsmanship of the engineers and workers only. There...More

1  Thank ワンケディ
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

The Maritime Museum is well put together and organized. There are English translations on all exhibits. The exhibits are easy to see and beautifully maintained. It's inexpensive and a pretty quick (1-2 hours) tour.

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 6 September 2014

It was near our hotel so we stopped by. Due to WW1 anniversary and the history of Galipolli as well as earlier times in TUrkish history, there were special exhibitions and admission was free. interesting to see how the high ranking novels traveled in their...More

Thank Leeds1013
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This museum is next to the Bosporus and near other museums and the cruise ship terminal. The museum is not large but has an interesting display of the Ottoman ships and boats. The captions are also written in English in addition to the local language....More

1  Thank Lonnie M
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Our first visit to the museum, which is new and handily placed in Besiktas near the Dolmabahce Palace. It is spacious and welcoming, with good lighting and well judged arrangement. It represents an impressive collection of royal Caiques or barges that have been richly restored...More

1  Thank MuzzleTurkey
Reviewed 16 March 2014

well organised museum with much variety and great exhibits. Plenty of places to sit and relax and appreciate the exhibits. Easy to spend 1/2 day there. Children will also be fascinated.

Thank yachtneutron
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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