Dialogue in the Dark
#274 in Istanbul
Try something different and support social inclusion with this unique experience!
Can you imagine what it would be like to live in a world of darkness? How would you interact with your environment? How would you interact with others? How would you get around?
Dialogue in the Dark is a wonderful social project that has been performed in many cities around the world for several years. The aim is to help us change our misconceptions and prejudice towards blind people by allowing us to experience many of their daily challenges and empathise with them.
In Dialogue in the Dark, blind professional guides will lead you through specially designed dark rooms where you will interact with your environment using all your senses except sight.
Are you looking for something different to add to your Istanbul itinerary? Why not give Dialogue in the Dark a go!
Hours & Schedule
MON, WED, SAT, SUN: At 18:00.
The duration is approximately 1 hour.
English guides are only available on Saturdays and Sundays.
How To Get There?
You can get to Dialogue in the Dark by metro, getting off at the Gayrettepe station. It is located in the first underground floor of the metro station.
- Reservation is required.
- For security reasons, children under the age of 7 are not allowed in by the venue.
- The use of light is not allowed in the rooms.
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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT “DIALOGUE IN THE DARK”
In your Dialogue in the Dark experience, a group of ten is guided by a blind guide around absolutely dark rooms that are in fact resemble Istanbul. They have to trust their guide’s directions to be able to walk through the Istanbul simulation. They will hear the sound of honking, the seagulls’ call, salesmen’s yell and the people talking to each other on the corners of the street. They will enjoy a walk in a quite park, take a ferry ride to wherever they like with Bosphorus’ breeze, take a challenging ride on Istiklal’s tram, walk around the most active streets Istanbul and have many other experiences all in the dark. The guides know the route inside the rooms like the backs of their hands and make sure every member of the group enjoys their experience in equal shares which enhances the feeling of security for the visitors. If this is your first time in Istanbul and want to experience something special by not seeing but feeling Istanbul around you, you will never regret your time at Dialogue in the Dark Istanbul. We know that you are excited already, so there are a few questions to be answered before your visit.
For example, where is Dialogue in the Dark Istanbul? It is located inside the Gayrettepe Station of M2 Yenikapi-Haciosman metro line. If you are not familiar and want to know how to get to Dialogue in the Dark Istanbul, here is how. If you are coming from the Asian Side of Istanbul, you can take any metrobus line and take off at Zincirlikuyu. Then you will walk down the subway station of Gayrettepe, following the Gayrettepe metro signs until they bring you to the museum. If you are coming from the European side, maybe around Taksim, you can take the subway and take off at Gayrettepe Station. The museum will be just on your way out of the station. From Besiktas, you can take buses that will take you to the Metrobus station of Zincirlikuyu and then walk through the subway also. What are the opening hours of Dialogue in the Dark Istanbul? On weekdays, the museum is open from 10 AM to 7.30 PM. On Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM and on Sundays from 12 PM to 7 PM, the museum is available for visiting.