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“Amazing idea... worth visiting”

Museum of Innocence
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US$57.14*
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Private Tour: Istanbul Sightseeing Including...
Ranked #29 of 1,137 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: Orhan Pamuk tarafından yaratılan Masumiyet Müzesi yazarın aynı adlı romanında anlatılan günlük hayat eşyalarının hatıra ve anlamlarını gösteren titizlikle hazırlanmış enstalasyonlardan oluşan küçük bir İstanbul müzesidir.
Reviewed 6 February 2018

My wife and I visited the museum during our stay in Istanbul. I had already read the book "Museum of Innocence" by Orhan Pamuk so I was looking forward to visiting the museum. First of all, it can be reached easily from Istiklal caddesi. It is something around 15 min from Taksim square by foot. The red building of the museum is located at Çukur Cuma caddesi so it can be easily recognized. For those who have read the book it is something like a "has to be seen" I should say. The idea of making a fictitious museum by Orhan Pamuk has been exceptional. Every part/piece of the museum reminds you of a scene of the book. The arrangement of the pieces is excellent. The lighting, sounds, arrangements are amazingly attractive. It was an outstanding idea I had not seen before. I strongly recommend visiting the museum to those who have read the book. It surely touches your soul.

Thank F-Jafarpour
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

As long as you’re familiar with the concept of the Museum, it’s fine to visit without having read the book - as long as you use the audio guide. Don’t try and rush the visit, rather, take your time to listen to all of the narrations, and be swept along as the nostalgia and reveries come to life through beautifully created tableaux.

Thank Jax_Milan
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is a good invention by Orhan Pamuk that the contents and inspirations in the book The Museum of Innocence are presented in the museum. Wonderful

Thank tourtoturkey
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This is a small museum designed as a kind of art installation by Orhan Pamuk in conjunction with writing his book of the same name. I came here soon after reading the book, and brought my copy of it with me, so I got in free and got a stamp in the back of the book! The museum is filled with the tiny minutiae that fills the book, and artistic dioramas representing scenes from the book. While it definitely would be more meaningful to those who have read it, even my companion, who had not read the book, enjoyed this tribute to the tiny objects that symbolize the millions of moments that, in the aggregate, make up a whole life.

Thank Marywhotravels
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and small place that is built to introduce Orhan Pamuk’s novel’s characters.
You can pay 5tl more and get headphone and listen to the Writer’s voice and Kamal(the main character in book).
This museum is full of details and if you have time can spend nice time in it.
Location is a bit confusing and I recommend to go the place from Istiklal street near Galatasaray school.

Thank Mina_mirzaagha
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