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Excellent Finance Museum

It is in historical peninsula of Istanbul and when you get inside you feel yourself in old times... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
via mobile
Older Bankers Never Die

This small museum has artifacts of banking tools and photos. A fun part is the room where you can... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

It is in historical peninsula of Istanbul and when you get inside you feel yourself in old times. There are many interesting machines from old days when there was no computers. There is very nice decorated safe room.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IstanbulPhotographer
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This small museum has artifacts of banking tools and photos. A fun part is the room where you can stand behind the teller’s window and take a photo.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Found this by accident but glad we did. Nicely laid out and the basement vaults were great! Only improvement would be to have some information in English.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

The Isbank was founded in 1924 and is the first bank to be established in the republican era. One of the founders of the museum was Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. The museum has fascinating collections of documents, banking tools, communications...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 811michael
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Isbank/Turkiye Is Bankasi is the first national bank of the Republic of Turkey which was founded in 26.August.1924. The museum located in Eminonu represents historical background of the bank as well as recent banking activities. The building of the museum used to be former building...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ebru A
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It was an honor to be here in the Iş Bankası museum, the first bank of the Republic of Turkey, founded by Ataturk in 1924. It is well conserved as a museum with all of its furniture and artifacts since its opening.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I visited last year Ottoman museum at salt galata and i am lucky at sirkeci , Is bank museum few meters away from me. Free of charge entrance and 2 floor together safe room summerize the history of Turkish citizenship capitalized bank as well as...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 838serdaru
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The museum has beautifully curated rooms including historical documents and banking equipment belonging to Turkiye Is Bankasi, the first national bank of modern Turkey. You can see nearly a hundred years old authentic documents, ledger books, original typewriters and calculators, old computing hardware and many...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank korayesque
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had never seen this museum on previous visits, and the lovely building drew me in. My friend and I had just been discussing obscure museums,so we had to see it. It was fascinating, and quite exciting, actually going in the vaults and the safety...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank SLWD
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This museum is just behind the Egyptian Bazaar, and the color and design of the building is so unique and beautiful! There is a security check at the gate, and tno entrance fee. Unfortunately, there's little English explanation, but anyway, I love the building!

Date of experience: March 2016
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