Istanbul Naval Museum

The grand imperial caiques used by the sultans to cross the Bosphorus are among the many other interesting exhibits of Ottoman naval history that can be seen at the Naval Museum located in the Besiktas district.

The rich collections of the museum are exhibited in two buildings and the garden. The large building houses a collection of old boats, while in the smaller rooms and halls of the three-storied main building one can find equipment and furniture from old ships, model ships, and parts of the private yacht of Ataturk.

Istanbul Naval Museum (photo Cakan Osman Tanidik)

Istanbul Naval Museum (photo Cakan Osman Tanidik)

Paintings depicting various naval events adorn the walls. On the top floor old cannons, banners, and weapons used in different centuries are on display.

Naval uniforms are displayed on mannequins. The basement is reserved for the parts and sections of ships which served in the Turkish navy, as well as the torpedoes.

The gallery of historical boats is reached from another entrance on the seaward side. The elegant boats used by palace members and other important personalities in the 18th-20th centuries, sailing and rowing boats, replicas, parts of ships and other mementos, all of them in very good condition, are exhibited in the large hall.

Open Wed-Sun 9am-12:30pm and 1:30-5pm

Address: Hayrettin Iskelesi Sokak, Besiktas, Istanbul

Telephon: +90 212 327 4346

Transport: IDO ferry: from Kadiköy or Üsküdar; bus: 22, 22RE, 25E, 25T, 27E, 28, 28O, 28T, 30A, 30D, 30M, 40, 40B, 40T, 43R, 559C, 57UL, 58N, 58UL, 62, 110, or 112

Ticket: 3YTL

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