Inspired by renowned novelist Orhan Pamuk's novel of the same name, the Museum of Innocence is nestled in the picturesque quarter of Çukurcuma, where much of the book transpires. The countless number of household objects and photographs meticulously collected and displayed in the museum are connected to the bittersweet love story that unfolds in the novel. Taking his cue from the works of Joseph Cornell, Pamuk has arranged these objects into installations and collages housed in custom-built vitrines, which gleam like cabinets of curiosities inside the dimly lit museum. The winner of the European Museum of the Year Award in 2014, the Museum of Innocence is a must-see for readers of the book as well as anyone interested in the cultural and material history of Istanbul. Note that the ticket printed in the closing pages of the novel can be stamped at the ticket booth in exchange for an entrance to the museum.
|Venue name:||Museum of Innocence|
Çukurcuma Caddesi, Dalgıç Çıkmazı 2
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 10:00-18:00. Thu 10:00-21:00. Closed Mon, Jan 1st and the first days of Eid holidays.|
|Price:||Adults 40 TL, students 15 TL.|