Sadberk Hanim Museum established by the Vehbi Koc Foundation in 1980, is the first private museum in Turkey and builded in Azaryan Mansion in Sariyer. The name of Sadberk Hanim Museum is taken from Sadberk Hanim who is wife of Vehbi Koc. Once, Sadberk Hanim was a collector. And 20 thousand works were found in this museum which consists of her collections.
If you have not visited the Sadberk Hanim Museum which is the first private museum in Turkey, you should visit it as soon as possible.
Information About Sadberk Hanim Museum
Sadberk Hanim was wife of Vehbi Koc as we said before. An this museum was builded at Azaryan Masion in 1980 in remembrance of her and is the first private museum of Turkey.
Having built at the end of the 19th century, this mansion was bought by the Koc family in 1950. The building, which was used as a summer house until 1978, was later restored and transformed into a museum between 1978 and 1980.
The construction next to the building was also included in the museum area as Sevgi Gönül Binasi because of the growth of the museum collection every year. In the Sevgi Gonul Building belonging to the museum which houses about 20 thousand works, there are archaeological works belonging to ancient civilizations in Anatolia from 6 thousand years ago to the end of Byzantine period.
Azaryan Mansion also exhibits Islamic Ottoman works, European, Far Eastern and Near Eastern artifacts made for Ottomans and Ottoman-era textiles and clothes.Besides the rich collections in the museum, you can also follow periodical exhibitions and exhibition publications here.Education activities for children are also among the important activities of the Sadberk Hanim Museum. So you can go on a large and comprehensive museum tour where you can travel alone or with your family.
Sadberk Hanim Museum Collection
There are two different concepts you can see at the Sadberk Hanim Museum.In Archeology Section, works belonging to the civilizations from the 6th millennium BC to the end of the Byzantine period are exhibited in a chronological order.
You can examine terracotta pots figurines, ritual symbols, glass artifacts, coins, ornamental items, tablets, sculptures and grave stalagmites in the two-layered area.
In the Turkish – Islamic Works Department, you can see the works of the early Islamic, Seljuk, Ayyubî, Mamluk, Timur and Safevi on the first floor in chronological order. Furthermore the Iznik ceramics collection, silver and tombac works, Chinese porcelain and outstsanding works belong to Ottoman weave are among the things you can see in this section.
Sadberk Hanim Museum: Entrance Fee And Visit Hours
Sadberk Hanim Museum Visit Hours: 10.00 – 17.00
Sadberk Hanim Museum Visit Days: Except Wednesday, the museum is open every day of the week and is closed on the first day of January and religious holidays.
Sadberk Hanim Museum Entrance Fee:
Full: 10 TL
Discounted: 7 TL (For those having Museum card and Museum Pass card)
Teacher and Student: 3 TL
Free Entrance: Guides having cockade, Those having ICOM card, 65 year old and older visitors, disabled visitors and 1 accompanying companions with them.
How To Go To Sadberk Hanim Museum?
Sadberk Hanim Museum is close to the coastline. You have many alternatives to reach the museum.
By Car: If you go to Sadberk Hanim Museum with your personal vehicle, you can choose to go to the beach.We would like to remind you that there is not a parking lot for the museum, but you ca easily reach the museum with the navigation support.You can choose parking areas on the coast road. For this reason, you may need to walk a little bit.
Bus: You can reach the Sadberk Hanim Museum with all buses going from the beach.
Here are some of the buses you can go to:
150 Haciosman Metro – Rumelifeneri
151 Hajosman – Kilyos
153 Bahcekoy – Sariyer
154 Haciosman – Koc University
25 Haciosman – Havantepe
25 E Sariyer – Kabatas
25 G Sariyer – Taksim
25 S1 Haciosman – Sariyer
40 Rumelifeneri – Taksim
40 B Sariyer – Besiktas
41 Sinpas Sitesi – Sariyer
41 C Ayazaga Sariyer
59 RS Sariyer – Rumeli Hisarüstü
Sadberk Hanim Museum: Shopping
If you go to the Sadberk Hanim Museum, it is worth remembering that there is a gift shop where you can shop in the museum.You can buy some gifts for your loved-ones.
Some of the gifts you can buy are: bags, silk scarves, mugs, soap pouch and makeup bag, ceramics, jewelry umbrella and so on.
Places To See Around The Sadberk Hanim Museum
After visiting the Sadberk Hanim Museum, you can also see the other beauties in Sariyer.For example; you can walk along the Sariyer seaside. It is worth seeing the beauty of the mansions from the 16th and 17th century on the Bosphorus shore.
Remember that you can have a pleasant meal at the cafés and restaurants on the beach.Finally, You can taste the famous Sariyer pie and pudding.
Sadberk Hanim Museum: Contact
Address: Büyükdere Bazaar Avenue No: 27- 29 Sariyer / Istanbul Phone: (0212) 242 38 13 -14