Caricature (Cartoon) and Humour Arts Museum
home to the only “Humour Library” in Turkey, the Caricature and Humour Museum of Istanbul is the only place where you can explore the wonderful history of turkish cartoons and humour. This is exhibited through the vast collection of caricatures, photographic archives, prints and drawings which are said to be exceptional. The permanent collection in the museum dates back to the 1870s. Apart from the permanent exhibitions, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions of various cartoonists from Turkey and other parts of the world. The museum was first opened in 1975 with the effort of The Caricature Artists Association of Turkey but was closed in 1980. It was later re-opened in 1989 in Gazanferağa Complex, a stunning 17th century Islamic school in Saraçhane neighbourhood. In 2010, the museum moved to its current home in the Tepebaşı neighbourhood of Beyoğlu district.