The Rahmi M Koç Museum is a wonderful museum for all ages, it’s the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications.
Housed in magnificent buildings – themselves prime examples of industrial archaeology – on the shore of the historic Golden Horn, the collection contains thousands of items from gramophone needles to full-size ships and aircraft.
The location is unrivalled – romantic, historic, convenient to both the Old City and the new. And the appeal is universal: objects that affect our daily lives, created by talented engineers and craftsmen, encapsulating man’s ingenuity and hard work yet at the same time exhibiting great beauty.
The museum educates, informs, and entertains tens of thousands of adults and children each year.
If you or your kids are into planes, trains, or automobiles (or boats), this is the spot! An incredible collection of classic cars, plus plenty of trains, trolleys, planes that you can board, boats, motorcycles, and a train that you can ride on weekends. You can go for an hour, or spend all day at the museum. It’s also not too far from most of the tourist areas. It’s 10 minutes by taxi from Taksim or 15 minutes from the Old City.