Dialogue in the Dark

Free with Istanbul Tourist Pass

Regular Price: € 9

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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!

Dialogue in the Dark is free with Istanbul Tourist Pass

Regular Price € 9

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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.

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Remember

  • 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.

 

THINGS TO DO AROUND DIALOGUE IN THE DARK

Dialogue in the Dark is located on a very strategic area. You can reach whichever place you like from the Dialogue Museum smoothly. For example, Zorlu Performance Hall is right on that station. If you walk along the underpass following the signs for Zorlu you will easily find it. Zorlu Performance Hall is a large shopping centre as well a fine performance hall. You can shop from chic, fancy brands, have your meal there and if you buy a ticket earlier you can even see a good show on its stage. Going to Taksim from Dialogue in the Dark is very easy too. All you have to do is taking the subway towards Yenikapi from the station you are already at then take off at Taksim Station. You will end up at Taksim Square when you leave the station. Taksim Square is the most famous square of Istanbul and is always alive. You can follow Istiklal Street to Galata and have a little taste on the old Istanbul. When you reach Beyoglu you can go to Pera Museum and continue your museum journey.

 

EXPERIENCES LIKE THIS

If you liked the Dialogue in the Dark experience and want to have another one similar to it, you are lucky. Istanbul has other interesting experiences and museums for you. The first experience on our list is obviously Dialogue in the Silence, which is also located inside the Dialogue Museum. This time the visitor becomes familiar with the ways of communication in complete silence with the help of hearing-impaired guides. Its main purpose is to show the visitor how the facial expressions, gestures, the body language can be used effectively in communication. Let’s continue with discovering Istanbul with different instruments. With Skyride 4D Simulation you will take a look at Istanbul from a bird’s eye. You will enjoy a 4D helicopter tour simulation on Istanbul’s beautiful landmarks and unmatched Bosphorus view. The helicopter will take you from the top of Istanbul Sapphire and will show you the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Maiden’s Tower and a lot more. The final suggestion for you is the Museum of Illusions which is located on Istiklal Street, Beyoglu. It is a funny experience to have with your friends and family. If you are looking for an interesting, surprising, may be even confusing experience to enjoy with your loved ones while sharing a laugh you should try the Museum of Illusions. For the ones who like taking unusual pictures, well there are many nice opportunities for you inside the Museum of Illusions.