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"Er Frans" Terminal
 
The Colourful Mathematics World "Have Fun and Learn"
 
Free to touch, Free to enjoy
 
Piers and Ferries of Istanbul Exhibition
 
SHIPS and the SEA EXHIBITION
 
New Arrival
Rail Car "La Littorina"
 
Rolls-Royce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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News:
The Legacy of Byzantine Ships Exhibition can be visited until 16 September 2012 at the Rahmi M. Koç Museum

The exhibition "The Legacy of Byzantine Ships" displays the photographs from one of the very important recently found archeological excavation sites Theodosius Harbour, Yenikapi, Istanbul.

 
"Er Frans" Terminal

This is the reconstruction of the first passenger terminal, built at Yeşilköy. It has been arranged as a Nostalgic Printing House Atelier
by Promat Basım Yayın San. ve Tic. A.Ş. for its 20th anniversary.

Journey to the History of the Printing Press “Promat Printing House Atelier”

Turkey's first nostalgic printing house atelier opened in Rahmi M. Koç Museum, with the co-operation of Promat.
The visitors can observe the printing techniques of 1950&1960s and have an interesting journey through the period of lead letters.

The Colourful Mathematics World
"Have Fun and Learn"
The new section at the Museum, The Colourful Mathematics World
"Have Fun and Learn", opened recently by the funding of İstanbul Rotary Club. The section is composed of experiment sets designed and produced by Prof. Dr. Albert Beutelspacher and aim for all ages to enjoy mathematics.

 
Free to touch, Free to enjoy
There are puzzles, mirrors, bridges, experiments about sounds, music, movement. Everything is hands-on. Parents and kids can together try and play, they can learn while having fun.
The section is open at all times when the museum is open and groups need to have reservation beforehand.
 
New Arrival
Rail Car "La Littorina"

A railcar is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers. The term “railcar” is usually used in reference to a single coach with a driver’s cab and engine at both ends.
Manufactured by Fiat in 1937 in Italy, the ALn 56 1903 was among a series of self-propelled railcars which operated on the Italian Rail System. The interior and general design of the rail car represents the pre 1930’s European style of decoration. The “Littorina” was named by an Italian journalist after the city of Littoria.
The Littorina ALn 561903 on display is a rare and important item bearing the technical and aesthetic characteristics of the 1930’s and it is intact with all the original fittings and accessories.

The Rahmi M. Koç Museum obtained the railcar on loan from theThe Wolfsonian– Florida International University (FIU) for 10 years. It was transported to the Rahmi M. Koç Museum with the sponsorship of Tofaş (Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc) in March 2011. The railcar which was damaged by the Hurricane Andrew has undergone careful restoration by the Museum and Tofaş workers.

Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce, founded in 1904 by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, is famous for producing cars of exceptional quality, with perhaps the most respected brand name in motoring.
The introduction of a smaller Rolls-Royce, the 20hp, in 1922 enabled the company to cater for the increasingly important owner-driver market that appreciated the quality of Rolls-Royce but did not need a car as large as a 40/50hp Ghost or Phantom. Only the chassis and mechanical parts were made by Rolls-Royce. The body was made and fitted by a coachbuilder selected by the owner.
This example wears formal limousine coachwork by the respected London-based firm of Thrupp & Maberly.
 
 
 

 

 

 

     
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