Istanbul Toy Museum
The Istanbul Toy Museum was founded by poet/author Sunay Akın on 23 April 2005. The museum which houses the most favorite examples of toy history, spanning from 1700's to today is located in a historical mansion in İstanbul, Göztepe.
The inspiration of the museum comes from Mr. Akın's Nurnberg Toy Museum visit 20 years ago. With the distinction of being founded by a poet and designed by a stage design artist, the museum constitutes to be the first in the world.
The Istanbul Toy Museum houses approximately 4000 toys spanning from 1700's to today. Along with the traditional and domestic toys, you can also see the unique toys from all around the world that represents the history of various countries. Among these valuable toys, you can find elegant examples of Turkish toys, Lehmann toys that are one of the earliest tin toy brands, Victorian era toys and first examples of technological toys. In the museum collection you can find important toys such as Mona Lisa's one and the only doll which was influenced by Leonardo da Vinci painting and Charlie Chaplin's own toy which he holds in his hand.
Hours & Schedule
Visiting Hours: Every day 11.00 - 18:00
CLOSED ON MONDAYS
How To Get There?
For public transportation, you can take the buses 10B, 10S, 14Ç, 17, 17L, 19F, 19M, 19S from Kadıköy and to "Göztepe" station, or GZ1, GZ2 from Kadıköy to "Tütüncü Mehmet Efendi Camii" station, or ER1, ER2 from Kadıköy to "Erenköy İstasyonu" Station, and then it will take around 10 minutes to walk to the museum from the bus stops.
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