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An important museum for Naval. There are so many ship or boat in museum. And everything smells... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murat E
Istanbul, Turkey
Amazing Museum!

The Naval Museum is a fascinating place, with a great deal of history about the Turkish Navy and... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
No. VA
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This museum, located in Dolmabahce Palace, contains over 4000 items relating to Turkish naval history.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Dolmabahce Palace | Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 261 00 40
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An important museum for Naval. There are so many ship or boat in museum. And everything smells history. Entry is free for the students and 8,5 TL(Turkish Lira) for adults. (Don't Forget Your Student Card)

Thank Murat E
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The Naval Museum is a fascinating place, with a great deal of history about the Turkish Navy and the maritime history of Turkey. The boats they have on display are amazing!! Very well preserved! I’d definitely recommend it!!

Thank mlowder500
Reviewed 14 April 2018

If you are into Suntan row boats this is your kind of place. Beautiful wood work and interesting take on how Sultans wished to be perceived Ornate and beautiful row boats..

Thank Traveler M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A very interesting museum Although not one for children or teenagers due to its lack of interactive displays Manly boats and effectively nothing on the past or present Turkish navy, maritime or military It’s free and worth a visit, but possibly for the older generation

Thank Maxiesan
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

It was a part of our Hop on hop off bus tour since there was not many places that one would like to get down at ...this was one in our list to visit but we could not do it through the bus tour so...More

Thank pammuc
Reviewed 3 January 2018

It is only a two level museum displaying boats of Sultan's. It is rather small, but still impressive to walk among the boats. Spare only about half an hour. On the first floor there are contemporary exhibitions. During my visit there was a photography exhibition...More

Thank Nese01
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Museum has different taste as most of displayed items have large sizes. It was really amazing to see how much ottoman's empire spend on improving & decorating ships. Museum located in Besiktas.. Entrance is very reasonable.

Thank dentoman
Reviewed 12 November 2017

as i said...waste of time...not at all naval museum , only some [ big ] boats....and only that....there are a lot other things to do ..

Thank ilias i
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I was really looking forward to this museum and was maybe expecting too much, so I got a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, the museum is worth seeing and has very specific, unique exhibits - but that's also what was a bit disappointing for...More

Thank leahmacun
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I had such an amzing time to explore the museum. The musem is quite unique and colossal, If you are curious about the history of Turkish Imperial History and Navy achievement,the museum is illustrates Ottoman's maritime history extremely well.There are several interesting full size models...More

Thank cerith
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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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14 January 2017|
Response from gezerayak | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open between 09:00-17:00 in weekdays (in monday it is closed); 10:00-18:00 on weekends. The museum is closed on mondays and on first days of religious holidays.