Istanbul Railway Museum

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Istanbul Railway Museum
İstanbul Demiryolu Müzesi
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Established September 23, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-09-23)
Location Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 37°53′07″N 27°22′50″E / 37.88522°N 27.38057°E / 37.88522; 27.38057Coordinates: 37°53′07″N 27°22′50″E / 37.88522°N 27.38057°E / 37.88522; 27.38057
Type Railway
Visitors 52,774 (2006)
Website Istanbul Railway Museum
Railway Museum is located in Istanbul
Railway Museum
Railway Museum
Location of Istanbul Railway Museum in Istanbul
Front of commuter train locomotive with engineer's instruments inside in the Istanbul Railway Museum

The Istanbul Railway Museum (Turkish: İstanbul Demiryolu Müzesi) is a railway museum situated within the historic İstanbul Sirkeci Terminal at Sirkeci neighborhood of Fatih district in Istanbul, Turkey. Opened on September 23, 2005, the museum is owned and operated by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD).[1][2][3]

In the museum, which is housed in the 1888-built and 1890-opened railway terminal, around 300 historical items are on display.[1][2][3] The exhibits of the museum covering an area of 145 m2 (1,560 sq ft)[3] include parts of the trains and the railway stations, photographs, and related documents.[3] A few of these are furniture and silver services used in dining cars, station office equipment, the driver cab of an electric suburban train, manufacturer plates of some historic TCDD rolling stock, warning plates, and a station's clock and bell.[1]

It was reported that 52,774 people, among them 31,153 foreign tourists, visited the museum in 2006.[3][4]

Admission[edit]

The museum is open every day except Sundays and Mondays, between 9:00 and 17:00. Admission is free of charge.[1][2][3]

Address:
İstanbul Sirkeci Terminal
Sirkeci, Istanbul

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Istanbul Railway Museum". TCDD Turkish State Railways. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  2. ^ a b c "İstanbul Demiryolu Müzesi" (in Turkish). İstanbuk Net. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Demiryolu Müzesi'ni bir yılda 52 bin kişi gezdi". Sabah (in Turkish). 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Demiryolu müzesi ziyaretçileri". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2013-04-03.