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Santral Istanbul Energy Museum

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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... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
Awesome place!

I have never bought a museum's t-shirt. But here, I HAD to have one to tell the world just how much... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
Meissoun G
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11 Apr 2017
“from an old electrict power central to a museum...”
21 Mar 2016
“Too bad some experiments are broken”
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Once upon a time " Silahtarağa Electricity power santral " which was established in the year of 1914 in Istanbul during Ottoman Empire time to privide electricity to the city . I was thinking of that central ( santral) was was demelished so many years...More

Thank fethi d
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...More

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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...More

1  Thank Meissoun G
Reviewed 26 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...More

1  Thank SwampeastMike
Reviewed 28 August 2014

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...More

3  Thank junior1907
Reviewed 2 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...More

1  Thank GlobalCultureTravel
Reviewed 25 May 2014

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...More

1  Thank Eddy041
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....More

1  Thank Annika K
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...More

Thank Dogan S
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank poodledoop
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