6 Railway Museums to See

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Turkey's Best Train Museums

Turkey has some good railway museums that are worth visiting for art lovers and train enthusiasts. Most of these train museums are sponsored by Turkish State Railways (TCDD) and display steam locomotives.

Railway Museums

Railways have a historical importance for Turkey, and it is no surprise that trains excite and intrigue us.

A railway museum is a kind of museum which explores the history of all aspects of rail related transportation, including locomotives, railway cars, trams and railway signalling equipment. The railway museums preserve both the physical elements and heritage of railways in Turkey and abroad. Explore our picks of the best train museums in Turkey and join the generations of people who have been mesmerized by trains and their role in society. Immerse yourself in the home of iconic locomotives and unrivalled collections of engineering brilliance.

The best train museums for you to visit in Turkey;

  • Camlik Railway Museum, (Selcuk - Izmir)
  • TCDD Open Air Steam Locomotive Museum, (Ankara)
  • Istanbul Railway Museum, (Sirkeci - Istanbul)
  • Eskisehir Railway Museum, (Tepebasi - Eskisehir)
  • Halic Rahmi Koc Museum (Beyoglu - Istanbul)
  • Cengelhan Rahmi Koc Museum (Ulus - Ankara)

Rahmi Koc Museums

Halic Rahmi Koc Museum: Halic Rahmi Koc Museum, which is the high quality industrial museum, is one of the best museums in the world. It is located in Istanbul. Most of the items exhibited in the museum are selected from Rahmi Koc's private collection. Original machines and their replicas, scientific and mechanical items make up the basis of the museum's exhibits.

Cengelgan Rahmi Koc Museum: Cengelhan Rahmi Koc Museum, which is Ankara's first industrial and transport museum, was opened in 2005. The collection covers a wide range of railway objects from the items used in Orient Express and the model trains in working order to those of 19th century toy trains.

TCDD Museums

TCDD Steam Locomotive Museum: TCDD Open Air Steam Locomotive Museum is a railroad museum in Ankara, Turkey. The museum is owned and operated by the Turkish State Railways.

Camlik Railway Museum: Camlik Railway Museum is an outdoor railway museum in Selcuk district of Izmir province. It is the largest railway museum in Turkey and contains one of the largest steam locomotive collections in Europe. It is so touching to walk around, among the old and colourful vagons. You all will love it.

Istanbul Railway Museum: Istanbul Railway Museum is a small museum can be visited within the Sirkeci Train Station. In the museum, which is housed in the railway terminal, around 300 historical items are on display.

Eskisehir Railway Museum: Eskisehir Railway Museum is a compact museum close to the railway station, only for train enthusiasts. It is worth to look if you are waiting on a departure.

Turkey's Best Train Museums
TCDD Railway Museum, Istanbul