Up the Bosphorus in the picturesque suburb of Buyukdere, the collections of the Sadberk Hanim Museum fill two charming 19th-century wooden villas. A private museum, which originally displayed only Turkish decorative arts, it has recently been expanded for a new collection of archeological finds. In 1988 it was awarded the Europa Nostra award as an outstanding example of modern museum architecture and design.
One of the interesting mansions in Sarıyer, a three-storied building, was chosen as the locale of a beautiful museum founded by the Koç family. Rare objects collected over the years, costumes and artifacts reflecting the lifestyles of past centuries, valuable fabrics, and gold, silver and porcelain wares are displayed in the museum. After the Koç family acquired the archeological collection of Hüseyin Kocabaş, the building next door was bought and added to the museum to provide space for the exhibition of this rich collection.
This modern and impressive exhibition is in chronological order and it contains pieces from the Neolithic age and Hatti, Hittite, Urartu, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Selçuk periods.
Adress: Büyükdere Piyasa Cad. No: 27- 29 Sarıyer/İSTANBUL
Telephone +90(212) 242 38 13 -14
Fax +90(212) 242 03 65
The museum is open between 10:00-17.00 hours, except Wednesday