The Museum Of Innocence

The fundamental difference between the Museum of Innocence and the oher small museums that have inspired me is the fact that, the people whose objects and images we look at in this museum are not real, but fictional.

I love to see visitors tricked by the reality of the imaginary characters’ slippers, playing cards, cutlery, ID cards and even their cigarette butts, to the extent that they forget that the characters in the novel are invented. And whether they’ve read the novel or not, I’m always glad to see visitors discovering firsthand that what is being displayed in this museum is not simply the plot of a novel, but a particular mood, an atmosphere created by objects. And when they ask me why I’ve set up this kind of museum, I respond that it is because I love small museums that bring out our individuality.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-18.00

Thursday: 10:00 – 21:00

Museum of Innocence will be closed only on Mondays and on January 1st and on the first days of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha every year.


You can buy your tickets from the booth on the left hand side of the entrance from Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00 – 17.30 (Thursday 20.30) or make a group reservation by sending an e-mail to

Ticket Fees: Adults: 30 TL, Students: 15 TL

The ticket printed in the closing pages of Orhan Pamuk’s novel The Museum of Innocence can be stamped at the ticket office in exchange for an invitation to the museum.

Audio Guide in Turkish and English: 5 TL per visitor

Writer: Orhan Pamuk