Address: Barbaros Meydanı Beşiktaş
Phone: (0212) 327 4345
Working Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00
Closed on Monday
Housing the largest collection of naval artifacts in Turkey, the Maritime Museum (Deniz Müzesi) commemorates both the Ottoman and Republican legacy at sea.
Established in 1897, the museum was moved to its current waterfront location in Besiktas in the 1960’s. A few minutes’ walk from Dolmabahce Palace, the museum’s closest neighbor is the mausoleum of Barbaros Hizir Hayrettin Pasa, a celebrated Ottoman admiral.
The Deniz Muzesi ,Naval Museum, has opened its doors to the public once more, after being closed for renovation. There is an impressive collection of Imperial Caiques, ornately gilded with eagle figureheads striking a pose at the front of the boats. They have luxury kiosks where the Sultans or their harems would have sat to travel in ultimate style.
ACTIVITIES: The collection of the museum consists of approximately 20.000 objects. The main exhibition building has three floors and covers a total of 20.000 square meters. The museum serves its visitors according to the new museology concept with 4 main galleries, 2 exhibition rooms, kids' room, cinevision, auditorium, 2 art galleries and 2 foyers.http://www.theguideistanbul.com/spots/view/841/maritime-deniz-museum/