The Museum of Innocence (Turkish name: Masumiyet Müzesi) is a museum in Istanbul that showcases innocence’s historical, social, and cultural aspects. This museum establishes by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 2003 and open to visitors in 2007.
History of the Museum of Innocence
The Museum of Innocence establishes by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 2003 and open to visitors in 2007. The museum organizes numerous exhibitions and events describing Istanbul’s historical and cultural heritage. It appeals to its visitors with its collection reflecting innocence’s historical, social, and cultural aspects.
The museum organizes many exhibitions and events that describe the historical development of the concept of innocence, as well as displays representing Istanbul’s historical and cultural heritage. These exhibitions reflect the historical, social, and cultural aspects of innocence.
In addition, the museum organizes numerous shows and events describing Istanbul’s historical and cultural heritage. These events include exhibitions on the history of Istanbul, social and cultural events, artistic events, and children’s events.
The Museum of Innocence Features
As museum visitors, we recommend reading the novel by Orhan Pamuk about the museum. This will help you fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere created by the fair and perceive all the exhibited items differently.
The main character of the novel The Museum of Innocence is a girl named Fusun. According to the plot, the wealthy Kemal, who recently got engaged to a woman from his circle, meets Fusun. The characters met by chance in a small shop and immediately fell in love with each other. Before long, Fusun learned that her lover was engaged and disappeared. Kemal set himself the goal of finding Fusun.
Kemal continued the search for years; all this time, he collected every little thing that had at least something to do with his lover. These were Fusun’s belongings; a lost earring, tickets, a pen, and a coffee cup. As a result of the search, the information that his lover died in a traffic accident reached Kemal. Heartbroken, Kemal bought the house where his lover lived all his life from Fusun’s mother and created a museum here in memory of Fusun.
The museum has many black and white photographs of Istanbul between 1960-1990. In these images, you can see everyday pieces of every person’s life.
How to Get to the Museum of Innocence?
The Museum of Innocence locates in Istanbul’s old quarter, Beyoglu, not far from Istiklal Street.
This area is famous for its many antique shops. The full address of the museum is Turkey, Istanbul, Cukurcuma, Beyoglu. The direction of movement of pedestrians and vehicles between Tophane and Istiklal streets.
If you go to the museum by metro, you must get off at the nearest stations – Taksim or Sishane. You can also take the T1 light rail system, the buses 90, 46A, and 39, or the minibus to the Tophane stop. A pleasant walk from the bus stops to the museum will be about 5-8 minutes.
How much is the Museum of Innocence Entrance Ticket?
The entrance ticket is 60 TL.