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Gokyay Chess Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Chess museum extraordinaire!

What an amazing collection of over 700 chess sets, from over 100 countries. The collection is... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Ankara, Turkey
via mobile
Interesting and joyful

It was my dream to buy chess sets form different countries to my brother, a successful chess... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Ankara, Turkey
via mobile
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30 May 2018
“Chess museum extraordinaire!”
4 Oct 2017
“Interesting and joyful”
Gokyay chess museum
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Sakarya Mahallesi, Basamakli Sokak, No:3 | Samanpazari Ulus Altindag, Ankara 06230, Turkey
+90 312 312 13 04
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing collection of over 700 chess sets, from over 100 countries. The collection is organized by subject (all animal pieces in one area, all fantasy figurines in another section, etc.) Even non chess players will be amazed by the size of the collection...More

Thank lesagk2018
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

It was my dream to buy chess sets form different countries to my brother, a successful chess player. The museum has this dream be real. And each piece has given a good idea about art, history and knowledge about the different cultures and countries. A...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

I enjoyed my visit until I had looked at set number 231 or something like that. The lower floor is full of sets that seem a bit special. I really enjoyed that part of the museum. Odd shapes, odd sizes, odd materials. The second floor...More

Thank Reyjw
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely number 1 spot of Ankara, they have huge collection of different chess sets, with great designs. Must see.

Thank Ahmet U
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This very nice place to visit in Ankara at the old city near Hamamonu discrit.It is very interesting.

Thank اياد جواد ا
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Gokyay Chess Museum in Ankara is an amazing place to visit. 412 chess boards from all over the world, in plastic, metal, wood, silver, ceramic, fishbone, marble...and with different themes (cultural, political, historic events, etc.) can be admired. It's a place that is a...More

Thank Lutgarde V
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I went with my 2 kids and we were stunned with the amazing collection of the chess boards from all over the world. The "konak" traditional name for the Turkish Mansions before the 20th century is also very well renovated and it deserves to pay...More

1  Thank Balikadam
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Great visit, world class museum in a beautiful old house. The collection is impressive and fun to see for people of all ages - even for non chess aficionados. Also a nice cafe with snacks and a terrace during summer.

Thank cherrysher
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