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Istanbul Museum of The History of Science & Technology in Islam

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Nice place and very interesting. There was a very good roundup of the history of science and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sadia A
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A small museum with an interesting concept...presenting the scientific contributions of Muslims... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Gulhane Parki Hasahirlar Binasi | Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Before visiting the museum, I did not know that so many technologies and "sciences" have their origins in Islamic areas. I found this museum to be one of the more interesting places I visited in Istanbul, and it is worth the 1 - 1.5 hours...More

5  Thank Blake R
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 April 2015

This is not a museum so much as an ideological platform, with a weird German twist. Put together with the aid of German orientalists, the place is as much a shrine to a bunch of dusty German academics and a dead field of study as...More

7  Thank Boddice
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place and very interesting. There was a very good roundup of the history of science and technology in Islam. Would definitely say it's worth a visit

Thank Sadia A
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A small museum with an interesting concept...presenting the scientific contributions of Muslims. The execution could be better, as the displays were often repetitive

Thank 839SaraH839
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum and thought the concept was very interesting. The museum is nice but does not convey the relevance of the material very well. For example, at the start there are many astrolabes and astronomical instruments displayed. However there is limited information about...More

Thank Garth W
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this simply because it was part of Museum Pass we had bought and we were super surprised by it. It’s very well organized in different sections and each section was very interesting. I think the best part was room of clocks...so many ancient...More

1  Thank dss999
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My friend and I visited here unplanned and was surprised by how interesting it all was! It would be amazing to take children to and teach them about everything inside.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A must for scholars. Wonderful Astrolabes, measuring devices, architectural tools, water clocks and the polymath inn Sina (Avicenna) boom on medical matters.. Don’t Miss.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 19 May 2018

My wife and I visited the Museum for the History of Science and Technology in Islam during a 5-day visit to Istanbul. We had purchased a 5-day museum pass (TRL 125) from the Archaeological Museum which is worth getting, as it eliminates waiting in line...More

1  Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in historical facts and information related to Islamic science you this place will be good for you.

Thank Ahmed Z
Reviewed 20 March 2018

this museum of history science and technology is very nformative and beneficial if you have enough time , if youre staying for few days don't waste your time. we were there for 2 weeks so we got to visit it. it is very nice and...More

Thank Aya J
Reviewed 25 January 2018

On the way from the beautiful Gulhane Park to the Archeology museum we came accross the Museum of History of Science and Technology in Islam. The place looked quite , which made us think is it worth the visit. We bought 10 TL tickets each...More

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