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İstanbul Toy Museum

İstanbul Toy Museum
İstanbul Oyuncak Müzesi
İstanbul Toy Museum
İstanbul Toy Museum is located in Istanbul
Location of Istanbul Toy Museum
Established April 23, 2005 (2005-04-23)
Location Göztepe, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates
Type Toy museum
Owner Sunay Akın
Public transit access Bus, suburb train
Website .com.istanbuloyuncakmuzesiwww

The İstanbul Toy Museum (Turkish: İstanbul Oyuncak Müzesi) is a toy museum located in the Göztepe neighbourhood of Kadıköy district of İstanbul, Turkey.

The museum was founded by the Turkish poet and novelist, Sunay Akın, in 2005. The museum opened on April 23, a national holiday in Turkey, National Sovereignty and Children's Day. Currently, the museum has on display 4,000 toys and miniatures, from Turkey and abroad; many of the exhibits are antiques, some of which date back nearly 200 years. The first floor of the museum is actually the site of the Eyüp Toy Shop, a famous toy shop that had closed down in the 1950s.


Akın has indicated that the word "museum" originates etymologically from the name for the daughters of Zeus, the "muses"; on this basis, he suggests that the aim of the museum is to furnish a visitor with inspiration.[2]


In 2012, the museum was nominated and shortlisted for the annual European Museum Academy Children’S Museum Award (see report below).

Admission and location

Museum hours

The museum is open on

  • weekdays 9:30-18:00
  • weekends 9:30-19:00

It is closed on Mondays.

Address

Ömerpaşa Caddesi, Dr. Zeki Zeren Sokak 17
Göztepe-Kadıköy
Istanbul

(The museum is accessible by train and several buses)

Phone: 0(216) 359 4550 (2 lines)

Gallery

External links

  • Official website
  • EMA 2012 CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AWARD Report
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