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Santral Istanbul Energy Museum

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Address: KazIm Karabekir Cad. No: 2 | Eyup, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 311 7878

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Too bad some experiments are broken

Santral Istanbul is always a good idea with kids. The Energy Museum entrance is free now. Toilets are always clean. There is a new shop and cafe in the museum building. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 March 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Santral Istanbul is always a good idea with kids. The Energy Museum entrance is free now. Toilets are always clean. There is a new shop and cafe in the museum building. The concept is wonderful. Coffee was great. Some experiments were broken. I hope these will be fixed soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

I have never bought a museum's t-shirt. But here, I HAD to have one to tell the world just how much of a fan I am of Santral Istanbul! Half of the time I walked around with my mouth open, the other half I was having way too much fun taking pictures of all the old machines, control panels etc.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Located on the ground of Bilgi University just north of the end of the Golden Horn, this now decommissioned electric generating plant was probably the first in Istanbul and was obviously expanded over time as power needs increased. A VERY important thing: Even if you write the name and address of this museum on paper and have fair Turkish language... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

You can reach at this Museum by shuttle bus departing from Kabataş Ferry or by boat from Üsküdar,Karaköy and Eminönü to Eyüp and then a short walk to the venue.Very interesting to see the amazing and interesting old big power stations of İstanbul.It was very quiet when we were there.Very nice to pay a visit to it.If you book early... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Got here quickly via one of those small boats along the Golden Horn near Eyüp (15-20TL). A little out of the way but the Energy Museum itself made up for the slight inconvenience. Startlingly haunting as it is beautiful we enjoyed wandering through the different parts of the museum like little children amazed by a life before our times. Quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Santral museum was nearly empty the day we visited which was great for photos - the old power plant is still in great condition and made for gorgeous haunting photos of the enormous, silent generators. The control room looks like something out of a Mad Max movie, so cool !! We spent an hour taking photos in the power plant,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

This former power plant is now a well maintained energy museum with some interactive exhibits that the kids will love! There's also an on-site cafe serving up surprisingly good food. This is near to the Pierre Loti cafe so a good day out for 2 attractions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is an old electricity factory if I understood it right. So it is showing how it looked like in one of those old ones. They had some hands-on energy expositions at that time there too - it was very interesting to try them out. And everything was for free.

1 Thank Annika E
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

The old power station now turned into a power museum. Nicely done. The old building was saved from collapsing. The original layout amd old machinery kept in very good condition. Lower floor is somewhat like a teaching center for the visitors. Large space and a very comforting atmosphere. Well concieved and apllied.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

This is a great museum made of an old power plant, with energy exhibits in the basement and the generating station turned into a large exhibit area. There are cutaways showing the inside of the generation equipment, and the control room is intact. The museum is on a university site (Santral) and it's a pleasant place to walk around. The... More 

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