Museums You Can Visit with Your Children on National Sovereignty and Children’s Day

National Sovereignty and Children’s Day is a gift to all children in the world by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, celebrated with great enthusiasm each year on April 23. On this special day, you can participate in various activities with your children and visit the most famous museums in Turkey. You can make this special day much more meaningful by visiting museums that bear the traces of the Great Leader Atatürk and the scent of history and art. On April 23, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, we made a list of the most precious museums you can visit with your children in İstanbul.


İstanbul Toy Museum

Located in İstanbul Göztepe, İstanbul Toy Museum was founded in 2005 by Sunay Akın. The collection of the museum consists of toys that Sunay Akın bought by traveling to more than 40 countries for a total of 20 years. In addition, toys include those that have survived from the 1700s to the present day. In 2005, the museum opened its doors to its visitors on April 23, the day of National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. You can visit the museum on this meaningful day, where there are toys that will attract the attention including all ages.


Pera Museum

Pera müzesi

Pera Museum was founded in 2005 by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation. The building where the museum is located dates to 1893. Located among active cultural and art venues, the museum brings together the works of world-famous artists with art lovers. Pera Museum houses three large collections: orientalist paintings, Anatolian weights, and measures, Kütahya tiles and ceramics. At the same time, many national and international events are held in the museum. You can have a very pleasant time at the Pera Museum with the activities held on April 23, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.


Rahmi M. Koç Museum

Rahmi M. Koç Museum is located in three different places, namely İstanbul, Ankara and Cunda. Located in İstanbul, Rahmi M. Koç Museum is in the Golden Horn, on the shore of Hasköy. Founded by collector Rahmi Koç, the museum was created by restoring two buildings. Many different works related to transportation, industry and communication are exhibited in the museum. In addition, you can see the Atatürk Collection and thousands of real-size objects such as ferries, ships, planes, and locomotives in this museum.




Located in İstanbul Beyoğlu, Miniatürk is also known as Turkey’s Miniature Park. Miniatürk, which was opened to visitors in 2003, covers a total area of 60,000 square meters. There are 137 different architectural works exhibited in a small version. The works contain the remains of the Ancient Greek, Hittites, Roman, Seljuk, Byzantine Ottoman, and Republican Periods. In Miniatürk, you can see many works of art together and spend quality time with your children in entertainment areas such as a mini stadium, control boat and fairy tale tree.


İstanbul Naval Museum

İstanbul Naval Museum is located in Beşiktaş, close to the sea. In addition to being the largest maritime museum in Turkey, the museum is also very rich in terms of collection diversity. İstanbul Naval Museum consists of different areas such as the main exhibition building, historical boat gallery, open exhibition areas and cultural sites. There is also the Atatürk Room in the museum and this area attracts great attention from visitors. If your children have an interest in maritime, you should certainly visit the İstanbul Naval Museum. Seeing the artifacts here can be a good experience for you and your children.


Atatürk Museum Room

Atatürk müze odası

Atatürk Museum Room, located in the Pera Palace Hotel, is the room where Atatürk stayed during his visit. Room 101 in Pera Palace was turned into a museum on the 100th anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s birth. Atatürk took some of the most critical decisions for the country in this room and hosted many of his guests in the room. In room 101, Atatürk’s personal belongings, gifts that are sent to him, newspapers of the period, magazines, personal books, and the hyper-realistic silicone sculpture that Sculptor Görkem Candan made with years of manual labor are exhibited. You can visit the room bearing the traces of Atatürk by visiting Pera Palace Hotel between 10.00-11:00 and 15.00-16.00.

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