The Museum of Innocence is a museum in a 19th-century house in Istanbul created by novelist Orhan Pamuk as a companion to his novel The Museum of Innocence. The museum and the novel were created in tandem, centred on the stories of two Istanbul families. On 17 May 2014, the museum was announced as the winner of the 2014 European Museum of the Year Award.
The narrative and the museum offer a glimpse into upper-class Istanbul life from the 1970s to the early 2000s. The novel details the story of Kemal, a wealthy Istanbulite who falls in love with his poorer cousin, and the museum displays the artefacts of their love story. According to the museum website, the collection, which includes more than a thousand objects, presents what the novel’s characters "used, wore, heard, saw, collected and dreamed of, all meticulously arranged in boxes and display cabinets."
Tue - Sun: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (9 p.m. on Thu)
Closed on Jan 1 and on the first days of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha every year.
Adults: 25 TL
Students: 10 TL
Official Website http://www.masumiyetmuzesi.org/?Language=ENG
Phone +90 90 212 252 9738
Address Çukurcuma Caddesi, Dalgıç Çıkmazı No: 2, Beyoğlu, 34425 Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates 41°1'51.262" N 28°58'47.236" E