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Ethnography Museum Arslan Torun Mansion

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27 May 2016
“Live in a time 100 years before”
9 Dec 2015
“A house full of dioramas”
Kefevi Mah. Kemalettin Sami Pasa Cad. Sinop Merkez, Sinop Merkez, Sinop, Turkey
+90 368 260 23 07
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

If you dont have any problem to use stairs you should see this museum. The wonderful textiles handmade and olden textile machines are fery attractive. Turkish style of living and old dresses have ben exhibited nicely

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank ESMAIstanbul
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This lovely old house has been filled with artifacts all arranged into elaborate dioramas. You have to take your shoes off or wear those plastic galoshes as you walk around--something I didn't like. It's an interesting thing to see if you're in town.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

This mansion belonging to one of the prominent families of Sinop is very well kept and today serves as an interesting ethnoghraphy museum. It's in 10 minutes walking distance from coast line (though on a small hill) and is almost adjacent to many other touristic...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This and the Museum get a 4 star rating relative to what else is available in Sinop. The Mosque is an early building in 13th century before Domes were built in Mosques and is pre- Ottoman empire? I would give the Mosque 3 stars. This...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank bedwards1951
Reviewed 25 September 2014

This is an Ottoman mansion with gorgeously painted interior walls and ceilings. Most rooms show mannequins in costume with the furniture of the period. We thought the atmosphere would benefit from appropriate recorded music. An unfortunate choice was to staple a sheet of paper to...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank arleneNewYork
Reviewed 25 April 2014

This Ottoman house has been restored and furnished as it would have been a hundred years ago. It is not amazing but a nice thing to visit on a cloudy day in Sinop. Don't miss the nice ladies working on looms in the basement who...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Beenmostplaces
Reviewed 5 September 2013

This lovely museum building situated in the middle of Sinop town center. After you spend some time in the beautiful garden, you can visit the museum for lots of precious etnographical artifacts of people of Black Sea Region. If you're in Sinop, I suggest you...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank LevniB
Reviewed 22 June 2013

The museum is in an Ottoman era mansion. Wax figures show you how they dressed and lived. Each room focuses on a specific aspect of their lives, such as the Bride's Room, complete with a closet that really was the en-suite shower! Another room reflected...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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14 November 2016|
Response from ESMAIstanbul | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes probably it has been produced by a woodcarving artist in Sinop. There are many people dealing with this art in Sinop. But it is not one of the pieces of Ethnography museum. If I can manage I will try to add a picture... More