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We are more than just a static museum: our aim is to make your visit with us as active, interactive and enjoyable as possible. In addition to our wonderful range of exhibits, we have a series of weekend activities (see opposite) to intrigue young and old alike: and when you feel the need to take a break and relax, why not pop in to one of our many other diversions? Such as our…

Museum Shop

A wide range of gifts and objects related to the Museum and its surroundings are offered. We have something for everyone: pencils, postcards and key rings at pocket-money prices, quality souvenirs such as leather wallets and İznik pottery plates, and a range of books and models reflecting actual exhibits in the Museum. Much is unique to the Rahmi M Koç Museum, proudly displaying our bicycle logo or using original artwork commissioned by us. And, as with all aspects of the Museum, the prices are modest indeed!
Museum Tearoom

For a light snack in the middle of your tour, the charming Museum Tearoom is ideal. Sandwiches, snacks and a wide range of teas and coffees , and a wide range of teas and coffees are all available during opening hours. The tearoom looks out onto the bustling car gallery and is beautifully decorated with a magnificent collection of antique teapots and china.
Halat Restaurant

This beautiful restaurant offers a real gourmet experience on the shores of the historic Golden Horn. Operated by the same management and chef as the famous Café du Levant (itself situated just opposite the Lengerhane building), Halat serves outstanding Mediterranean food, complemented by a wide choice of local and imported wines. For a magical experience, come for a summer dinner on the waterfront terrace and listen to the myriad muezzins' calls to prayer echoing all around the Golden Horn…
Barbarossa Pub

A lovingly re-created English Pub, designed by a leading British pub expert and furnished with authentic antiques from the personal collection of Mr Rahmi Koç, the Barbarossa is a very special place. The fully-stocked bar and professional barman, together with bar food from the Halat Restaurant make every visit here a delight. Bring a few friends and make an evening of it!
Café du Levant

The Café du Levant, nestling in the grounds of the Lengerhane, continues to serve the finest French cuisine in an authentically Parisian brasserie atmosphere. This well-established restaurant is just the place for a very special, intimate occasion.

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Weekend Activities
Great for kids! Talk to our experts, try your hand…

All Weekend
•Our very popular cruises on the Golden Horn with our restored 1936 steam tug Liman 2 Each tour takes 40 Min.
Timed Visits: 13:00, 14:30, 16:00 and 17:30

•Take a nostalgic ride on our very own narrow-gauge railway along the shores of the Golden Horn (from the railway station, between the outside display area and the Golden Horn).  Trains depart every hour on the hour, and journeys are free of charge - though please book a place and get a ticket from reception first.
Have your kids ride our historical carousel and see how much fun they can have.

•Sit in a real classic car or aircraft and try out the controls. (Hands-On, upper floor)

•Let our special science teacher explain our many scientific experiments to you - then try them for yourself! (Hands-On, upper floor)

• Check out two contrasting approaches to personal, environmentally-conscious transportation. Our two-wheeled Segway 'Ginger' and three-wheeled Sinclair C5 electric vehicles are demonstrated in the Erdoğan Gönül Gallery at 14:00 and 16:00 every Saturday and Sunday. Ask nicely and you might be given a chance to try the Segway for yourself!


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