Monday closed, Tuesday- Friday,9:30am-6:00pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9:30am-7:00pm
The Istanbul Toy Museum is a unique museum that appeals to anyone young enough to enjoy the showcased toys and old enough to appreciate the nostalgia. Housed in a beautiful five-story baroque villa, which belongs to founder Sunay Akın (a Turkish writer and poet), the Istanbul Toy Museum counts more than 4000 unique toys in its collection, of which over a 1000 has been collected from antique dealers and auctions from around the world. The museum is decorated by the professional stage designer Ayhan Doğan who designed each room in the museum to resemble a unique theater stage.
Located perpendicular to Bağdat Caddesi in Göztepe, a neighborhood in the Kadıköy district on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, the Istanbul Toy Museum has a small play site where young children can play and participate in diverse activities, seminars, and workshops organized by the museum.
The Istanbul Toy Museum also includes a small café that hosts birthdays and Sunday breakfasts (on request) for children as well as adults.