istanbul toy museum
turkish poet sunay akin has collected nearly 4000 toys in fifteen years just for fun and after visiting a toy museum in germany, he founded istanbul toy museum in goztepe district of kadikoy (hail anatolian side!) in a historical building (a large wooden house) that belongs to his family. you can see a miniature violin made in 1817 in france, a doll made in 1820 in united states etc. there. we must thank sunay akin: he didn?t rent this building to a horrible dentist or a private school as usual in istanbul.
it is open everyday (except monday.) visiting time : 09:00 – 18:00 for weekday and 09:00 – 22:00 for weekends. they demand entrance fee (not from children but their parents, blah!) 6 ytl (regular), 3 ytl (students).