Darüşşafaka Museum and Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum
Darüşşafaka Society runs two different museums, namely Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum and Darüşşafaka Museum. Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum is in the house in Burgazada of this master storyteller where he has lived and written a great many of his stories for long years, while Darüşşafaka Museum hosts its visitors inside Darüşşafaka Education Institutions Campus in Maslak, Istanbul.
Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum
Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum, exhibiting the belongings, manuscripts, letters, photographs, postcards and many other objects and documents carrying the traces of memories of Sait Faik Abasıyanık, storyteller and a testator of Darüşşafaka Society, was opened to the public for the first time on August 22, 1959. Being under the control and responsibility of Darüşşafaka Society since the year 1964, this Museum was temporarily closed in 2009 for reinforcement, restoration and conservation works, and was then reopened on May 11, 2013 with its brand new look, and with a contemporary museology approach.
Darüşşafaka Museum, aiming to display Darüşşafaka's deep rooted history, was opened on May 19, 2013. Located inside Darüşşafaka Campus in Maslak, Istanbul, the Museum features numerous items including various educational tools, school uniforms, lecture notes, books and photographs throughout the history of Darüşşafaka. At the Museum, there are more than 400 lithograph books, as well as over 11 thousand books written in different languages. Different materials from the telegraphy education period at Darüşşafaka, weapons used in military training and various laboratory equipments are also exhibited in the Museum.