Information about The Hababam Class Museum

A room of Adile Sultan Pavilion where one of the unforgettable movies, The Hababam Class was shot is used as The Hababam Class museum. It is an interesting museum not only for you but also for your children.

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What is The Hababam Class Museum?

The most important book of Rıfat Ilgaz, The Hababam Class was shot by a director Ertem Eğilmez in the form of a series of four films. The room where the four movies of this series were shot, is used as The Dunce Class museum. These movies: The Hababam Class in 1975, The Hababam Class Failed the Class in 1976, The Hababam Class Is Wakıng Up in 1977, The Hababam Class at Holiday in 1978.

Information about the Hababam Sınıfı Museum

When you first enter into the The Hababam Class Museum located in the Validebag Groove, you will see Güdük Necmi who is trying to make a copy in the stove on the right side and Teacher Mahmut. In addition to these, there are wax sculptures of other actors in the film. There are also posters on the walls about the Hababam Class. On the left side of the door, you will see the pier, the blackboard, the teacher’s table, and the chair which was broken as a result of a donkey joke for teachers during the shootings.

The third wax sculpture in the museum is Mother Hafize. The character that Adile Naşit acted out, reminds us that she was running down the stairs with her bell in her hand. However, the bell is not among the exhibited items in the museum because a visitor took the bell when the museum was opened first. On the wall located at the back of Adile Naşit’s sculpture, there are also the film frames, posters, banners.

The final sculpture is İnek (Cow) Şaban who is the most known character of the series of The Hababam Class. The sculpture of the character that Kemal Sunal acted out, welcomes you at his classroom desk.  Apart from these, there are the names of the actors and their postcards on the desks.

Where is The Hababam Class Museum?

A room of Adile Sultan Kasrı, located at the Validebağ Groove was allocated as museum of Yeşilçam classical: The Hababam Class. The museum has two different entrances. One is on the side of Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital and the other is on the side of Teacher’s House.

Address: Barbaros St. Tophanelioğlu Avenue. No.72 – Üsküdar / Istanbul

Places to Visit around the Hababam Class Museum

The Validebağ Groove or Adile Sultan Groove located in the Hababam Class Museum is the second largest green area of Istanbul’s Anatolian side with an area of 354.000 m2. The runway of Kadıköy district is located at the intersection of Altunizade and Barbaros districts of Üsküdar.

The Groove was declared as the First Degree Natural SİT Area by Istanbul Conservation Committee on Cultural and Natural Assets. In 1999, it was declared as Natural SİT Area. In addition, the historical buildings in the area have been registered officially.

The groove’s land structure is slightly sloping.  Including monumental trees, The Groove has more than 40 species of trees and a wide variety of plant species, ranging in age from 15 to 400, with more than 100 species of birds and many animals such as insects, reptiles, turtles, hedgehogs, squirrels and lives in an ecological balance.

The Groove, located in Üsküdar province, is one of the most important registered natural assets of Istanbul.

Information about Adile Sultan Pavilion

The palace, named after Adile Sultan, the sister of Sultan Abdülmecit, was bought in 1856 to be used as a summer residence and rebuilt by Sultan Abdülaziz in 1861 on the purpose of restoration. Adile Sultan who is known as the sole female poet of Ottoman Dynasty, has contributed to the development of Kandilli, helped the poor, and was especially interested in education.

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For this reason, Adile Sultan donated her own palace to the National Education to be a school for girls in 1899. The palace used as Kandilli Girls’ High School for a while was restored with the donation of the dear businessman Sakıp Sabancı after the fire in 1986.

Adile Sultan Pavilion located at the Validebağ Groove in Üsküdar province. The entrance of the building is reached from the double-arm magnificent stairs. There are large medium sofas and lounges on the first and second floors of the café. The entrance is opened both to the first floor and to the second floor. These places are separated by three steps and handrails. The head room is connected with the large rooms and service/waiting areas.

One part of the pavilion is used as the teacher’s house now. The first movie series of the The Hababam Class was shot here, and one of the rooms are used as The Hababam Class Museum. There is also a section that can be rented for weddings, invitations and organizations.

The Hababam Class: Entrance Fee

There is no need to pay a fee or show a museum card to visit the museum. But you need to buy galosh from the introduction section. The galosh fee is 2 TL.

The Chaos Class: Visiting Hours

The museum can be visited every day of the week from 09.00 to 17.00 in the morning. If you want to visit the Validebağ Groove, 3 hours in total will be enough for visiting. Adile Sultan Pavilion is open for the weekend.

How to go to The Hababam Class Museum?

Get on the blue minibuses or the IETT bus numbered 6 departing from Üsküdar-Eminönü pier and get off at the Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital additional service building. You can reach the museum by following the signposts after getting off at this station.

There are also buses numbered 12C or 11T among the buses going to the Hababam Class Museum. When you get on these buses, you need to get on at the Adile Sultan Pavilion station. So you can enter the museum from the Teachers’ House entrance.

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