Istanbul Aviation Museum
|Istanbul Aviation Museum
(Turkish Air Force Museum)
|İstanbul Havacılık Müzesi
(Hava Kuvvetleri Müzesi)
Istanbul Aviation Museum.
The Istanbul Aviation Museum, aka Turkish Air Force Museum, (Turkish: Havacılık Müzesi or Hava Kuvvetleri Müzesi) is a military-based museum for aviation, owned and operated by the Turkish Air Force. The museum is located in Yeşilköy neighborhood of Bakırköy district in Istanbul, Turkey. The area of the museum is 65,000 m2 (700,000 sq ft)
The museum not only presents various warplanes, helicopters and weapons used by the Turkish Air Force, but also civilian air transport and many samples of Turkish aeronautics history, starting from the Ottoman era.
The best way to get there from a city center is to take a train from Sirkeci station to Yeşilköy. The trip takes ~40 minutes, the trains ride every 20 minutes.
The museum is open between 9:00 and 16:00 hours, but Mondays and Tuesdays. Weekends and holidays, it is open from 9:00 to 17:00.
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