If you have read the book you will love the museum. Otherwise it will probably be a but weird. Unless someone can explain it to you. Fairly expensive entry fee.
I'll start with this: in my opinion, Orhan Pamuk is full of sh!t. I'll explain. You enter the museum, which, apparently, he planned from the start, while writing the book. By the entrance, there is a panel about his thoughts on what museums should be like. Among those thoughts, he says that museums should be accessible to all, and so,... More
This museum is tiny but very beautiful and thought provoking. It tells the story of a love affair between different social classes of the time. I had not read the book before we went and wished that I had, however, it is available in several languages in the little shop and I have now got a copy to read. The... More
I took my book with me and got free entry. It's a different experience if you haven't read the book as my husband can testify. He did get the audio guide though and was very emotional by the end of the tour (as a book-reader, this was one of the most emotional love stories I've ever read). The museum is... More
Worth the walk and an interesting one along some great streets of antique shops. Perfect viewing of all the details of the novel...brought back memories of the read but also an interesting visual insight into life in Istanbul in 1970's and 1980's. Especially loved his manuscripts and all the empty pen cartridges!
If you read the book do not miss the chance to visit it while staying in Istanbul. Museum itself will remind you everything you read. Little tiny details, like dog sculptures and cigarette ashes.. It was like, you were part of the story. Plus, museum is situated in the beautiful district, with narrow streets and antique shops. Worth to visit... More
This private museum is owned by the nobel prize winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk. This museum in the narrow back streets of Beyoglu is composed of beautifully done collections of a small house. Apparently he had the idea of creating this actual museum as he planned the novel and collected the everyday objects by using its characters as he was... More
If you have read the book for sure you want to see this museum! It visualizes and confirms the atmosphere you already had in your mind while reading the book (at least for me). Do not wait to long after you read it to visit the museum to understand as much as possible.
I did not find it difficult to find the museum. I took the tram, walked up the hill, followed the signs and looked up to see a big banner on the building, which is numbered 2. However, I did not know it was not opened on Mondays (museums are not) so I will have to repeat the hike tomorrow. It... More
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