Museums

Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum

Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum, exhibiting Sait Faik’s belongings, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and many other objects and documents which carry the traces of his memories, was opened to the public for the first time on August 22, 1959. 

The museum is maintained by Darüşşafaka Society since 1964, and is one of the most visited museum houses of Turkey since the day it was opened. 

After the completion of restoration and conservation works which had been carried out since 2010 by Darüşşafaka, the museum was reopened to its visitors on May 11, 2013 with its brand new look, restored and renewed with a contemporary museology approach.

The museum, which takes Sait Faik’s readers on a fascinating journey to his literary and spiritual world, is open to the public free of charge upon the writer’s bequest. We invite Sait Faik lovers and everyone who would like to discover his world, to Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum. Click here for details.

The Darüşşafaka Museum

The Darüşşafaka Museum which is located in the Maslak campus, aims to display Darüşşafaka's deep rooted history. The Museum was opened on May 19, 2013, thanks to the dedicated efforts and five-year long voluntary work of 1952 Darüşşafaka graduate Nami Gönenç.

The Museum features numerous items including various educational tools, school uniforms, lecture notes, books used throughout the 151-year history of Darüşşafaka and photographs. At the Museum, there are more than 400 lithograph books as well as over 11 thousand books written in different languages (such as Turkish, Ottoman, Persian, French, German, etc...) and oil paintings granted to the Society. 

Also, different materials from the telegraphy education period at Darüşşafaka, weapons used in military training and various laboratory equipment are exhibited in the Museum. Click here for details.