Rahmi M. Koç Museum

The Istanbul Rahmi M. Koç Museum is located on the north bank of the Golden Horn in the Hasköy of Istanbul in Beyoğlu. It is located on three separate parts of a total of about 28,000 square meters: Mustafa V. Koç Building / Building, Shipyard, Open Air Exhibition Area. The museum’s collection generally consists of communication and transport objects, which are very fine examples of industrial archaeology.

Mustafa V. Koç Building:
is the first building of the museum. In 1991 the building was bought and restored by the Foundation for Museology and Culture Rahmi M. Koç. After careful restoration, the original building was extended with an underground gallery, and in December 1994 the museum opened its doors to visitors.

This old Ottoman anchor house was founded during the reign of Ahmet the Third (1703-1730) on the basis of a 12th century Byzantine building and is now considered a trace of the second stage. “Lenger” means “anchor and chain”, “Hane” means “house”.

In 2016 the building was renamed after Mustafa V. Koç in a family ceremony.

Hasköy Shipyard:
Due to the lack of space for the presentation of the museum’s collections, the Hasköy shipyard in ruins was purchased in 1996. The shipyard was located in front of the museum on the banks of the Golden Horn. This shipyard was founded in 1861 by the Ottoman Sea Line Company (Şirket-i Hayriye) for the maintenance and repair of their ships. 14 destroyed buildings surrounding three sides of the country have been restored while maintaining their original structure. Workbenches made of sledges and trains were put under working conditions and opened to visitors in the shipyard section of the museum in 2001.

Open Air Exhibition Area:
This section is reserved for large and durable objects such as submarines, ferries, air planes and impressive floating skis.

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Hasköy Cd. No:5 D:No:5, 34445 Beyoğlu
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