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Visit Museum of Innocence of Orhan Pamuk

Posted on 27 May 2019

Museum Orhan PamukVisitors, who come to the Museum of Innocence to see the tragic love story of Füsun and Kemal, to remember and cherish the memory of a lost city, and also to ‘console themselves by the things’, will be able to hear the story of the Museum from the voice of Orhan Pamuk himself with audio guides.

Orhan Pamuk’s ‘Museum of Innocence’ opened the 27th of April 2012, four years after the release of the novel The Museum of Innocence in 2008.

Visitors who bring their book and had it stamped in the last chapter can visit the museum for free. Füsun’s earrings and Kemal’s broken heart along with the posters and postcards are most popular items visitors buy.

Visitors viewed scenes depicting Istanbul’s past from the collages of old Turkish movies; pleasantly listening to the ferry sirens, clock ticking, footsteps of people walking on the pavement, children playing or music of taverns and sounds of people dining at restaurants at the Museum of Innocence, which is also a hub for the sounds and scenes of the city.

Visitors who traveled from different corners of the world only to see the Museum, inscribed their feelings at the memory book of the Museum: those being grateful for the existence of the Museum that cherishes Füsun’s memory and immortalizes the story; describing the Museum as ‘a temple created for the power of the word’ or confronting ‘not only with a love story but also the story of a city’ are few of these.

In The Museum of Innocence, which Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk has been working on for approximately fifteen years and which he describes as “a small and modest museum of daily life in İstanbul,” objects embodying daily life in İstanbul in the second half of the twentieth century are displayed in carefully designed show-cases. The museum’s eighty-three boxes, which correspond to each of the eighty-three chapters of the novel, display a collection of thousands of objects ranging from cinema tickets to matchsticks, liquor bottles to doorknobs, and small ornaments to photographs.


Firuzağa Mahallesi, Çukurcuma Caddesi No: 24 34425 Çukurcuma/ İstanbul

Telephone: Museum 0090 212 252 9738

Visiting days and hours:

Tue – Sun 10.00 – 18.00
Thursdays 10.00 – 21.00
Closed on Mondays

For further information

0090 212 252 9738


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One response to “Visit Museum of Innocence of Orhan Pamuk”

  1. Oliver says:

    They are still empty. A project unfinished.

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