Sadberk Hanım Museum is the first private museum in Turkey. Building of the museum is known as Azaryan Yali. The Yali is distinguished from other yalis in this outer appearance bye the X-shaped wooden decorations between the windows. The surface of the building has ornamental brass-headed studs, giving it the nickname ‘The Screw Yali’. It was bought by Koc family in 1950 and converted as a museum in 1980.
18.000 pieces of artefacts
The collection consisted of the private collection of Sadberk Koç, which included traditional costumes, embroidery, silver artefacts with tugra and porcelain and suchlike artefacts, and in due course was augmented with donations and purchases. Following the demise of Hüseyin Kocabaş, his collection was also added to museums collection.
Whilst at the time of its foundation Sadberk Hanım Museum contained 3.000 pieces, at present, the inventory reached more than 18.000 pieces of artefacts in its collection.
|Address||Büyükdere Piyasa Cad. No: 27- 29 Sariyer/ISTANBUL|
|Tel||0 (212) 242 38 13 -14|
|Fax||0 (212) 242 03 65|
|Entrance fee||Full Fee: 7 TL Discounted Fee: 2 TL (students and teachers)|
|Visiting hours||Visiting Hours: 10.00am-05.00pm Closed on Wednesdays, on 1st of January and on the first days of Religious Holidays|