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Railway Museum, Istanbul

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Sometimes, Mawlawi show will take place on Friday and Saturday afternoon. The show lasts an hour... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Mohamed A
Amman, Jordan

Recognizing the historical importance of railways for the country, Turkey does have some railway... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2015
Ahmedabad, India
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28 Aug 2017
21 Apr 2017
“Strange one-room museum”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Sometimes, Mawlawi show will take place on Friday and Saturday afternoon. The show lasts an hour and half for 50TL per person.

1  Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A jumble of railway-related objects, some with explanations, and some poor mockups of bits of the orient express. Train enthusiasts would want to stop in, and it's easy for anyone ti stop in since Sirkeci station is in the middle of everything and on the...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

It's free, not particularly well laid out or displayed. But plenty of railway bits from the National system. The Orient Express plates were nice, and a one way ticket from London to Istanbul!

1  Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Maybe I set my expectations too high. I was thinking of the Orient Express, art deco interiors and elegant architecture. All this must have been there at some stage. No longer. The station is only used for local commuter trains, the museum comprises one single...More

2  Thank Business T
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Recognizing the historical importance of railways for the country, Turkey does have some railway museums worth a visit. Most of these museums are sponsored by TCDD and display steam locomotives.

4  Thank Nirz33
Reviewed 5 August 2015

It's a small museum and it won't take long to see, but it's fun to see the artifacts from the train, including first-class dinnerware and the front part of one of the cars. One can imagine Agatha Christie (or M. Poirot) arriving or departing from...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 8 November 2014

Here we are once again to have a look at and remember all old objects fm railway sector in Turkey.Nice to be here and see this old materials at a small hall.İf you are in and around Sirkeci area,pls do stop here and enjoy what...More

1  Thank junior1907
Reviewed 17 July 2014

If you are touring in and around Eminönü,Sirkeci and Sultanahmet areas, Pls allow half an hour and go to the Sirkeci Train Station and keep walking on the left hand side and you will see the Museum.Strongly recommended to have a visit this small Museum...More

2  Thank junior1907
Reviewed 29 April 2014

If you like old Turkish railroad memorabilia this is the place for you. It has hats, clocks, typewriters, chairs, pictures and other stuff that surely will satisfy your need for old things. The best part of the museum is the big front of an old...More

1  Thank Onacluv
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