Istanbul Toy Museum Balat Entrance

Normal ticket value: €3

Free with Istanbul E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes entry of Balat Toy Museum Istanbul. Present your Istanbul E-pass at the counter and get access.

Balat Toy Museum Istanbul is located on the Golden Horn coast of the historical peninsula. Museum has started its activities in 2021 and operates in an area of 1000m² with over 17000 toys.

Adult or children, toys suitable for all age groups are exhibited in the museum. In the meuseum there are toys from different various countries, pieces with historical value, toy train sets to the bullet soldier collection, from limited production Disney characters to Lego collections, from tin toys to Tamiya brand motorcycle models.

Balat Toy Museum is in walking distance to the Patriarchate, Bulgarian St. Stephen Church, Rezzan Has Museum, Red School and historical colorful Balat houses. You should visit the Toy Museum, which will add joy to your day during your visits in the Balat region.

In the museum shop and cafeteria, you can look at souvenirs for your relatives while sipping your coffee after the tour. You can also fill your stomach while relieving your tiredness in the cafe where snack foods are available.

17000 pieces of toys are exhibited in 15 different categories in Balat Toy Museum.

  • 3500 Pieces Tin Soldiers Collection
  • Handmade Dioramas Recreating a Moment or Movie Scene
  • Historical Tin Toys from the 1930s
  • Ship-Airplane models
  • Diecast Car Collection
  • Porcelain, Plastic Doll Collection Since 1940's
  • Lego Collection
  • Today's Cartoon/Animated Movie Characters
  • Dioramas of Horror Movie Scenes
  • Limited Edition Disney Character Statues
  • Guillermo Forchino's Special Sculpture Collection
  • Animated Train and Station Scene at 1:24 Scale
  • 1970s Germany Bonn Town Diorama in 1:87 Scale
  • Motorcycle Models of the Famous Model Brand Tamiya
  • Hezerfan Ahmet Celebi Wing in 1:1 Scale
  • Pedal Children's Vehicles and Scooters as of the 1950s.

The Final Word

While bringing to light the variety of toys that will be transferred from the past to the present and the future, it is possible for every age group to find a piece of themselves; where you can gain experience in various fields with limited and specially produced toys and workshops; The collection, which was collected from various parts of the world, now opened to visitors at the Balat Toy Museum. Enjoy!

Balat Toy Museum Istanbul Hours of Operation

Balat Toy Museum Istanbul is open everyday between 10:00 - 20:00.
Last entrance is at 19:30

Balat Toy Museum Istanbul Location

Balat Toy Museum Istanbul is located in Balat District
Yavuz Sultan Selim Neighborhood,
Abdulezelpasa Street, No: 65 Balat / Fatih / ISTANBUL

Important Notes:

  • Present your Istanbul E-pass at the counter to get access to Balat Toy Museum Istanbul.
  • Balat Toy Museum Istanbul visit takes 60 minutes on average. 
  • Photo ID will be asked from child Istanbul E-pass holders.
Know before you go

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to get to Balat Toy Museum

    Balat Toy Museum is located in Old City area called Balat. There are multiple ways to reach here.

    From Old City area: Take the tram (T1 Line) to Eminonu station. From there you can take public buses 99, 99A, 48E, 399C, 44B, 36CE,

    From Taksim and nearby areas: Take the public bus from Taksim to Ayakapi bus stop. It is few minutes walking distance from there. Other way is to take the M2 Subway to Halic station and walk from there around 15-20 minutes.

  • What are the visiting times of Balat Toy Museum?

    Balat Toy Museum can be visited between 10:00-20:00 everyday. Last entrance is at 19:30.

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