DOLMABAHÇE CLOCK MUSEUM

DOLMABAHÇE CLOCK MUSEUM


In Dolmabahçe Palace Harem Garden, in the old Inner Treasury building, a museum where the watches belonging to National Palaces Watch Collection are exhibited, in 2004. Said watches that were kept in close rooms and depots as they couldn’t get exhibited in the promenade passage, they have undergone a repair period of eight years. Dolmabahçe Watch Museum which is the first and unique watch museum of Turkey become a museum where you can marvel at the 18th and 19th century English automaton, the splendid mechanics made by French masters and also the extraordinary art works of Ottoman Mevlevi watch masters that found its peak in 19th century. In 2009 they decided to make the general maintenance of the watches and the museum, to get into a new show room and exhibition arrangement and to add certain watches to the museum and the museum was closed for one year. During this period the masters of the palace had gone through the watches, one by one, and the museum again opened to the visitors in 2010.


In the museum 71 watches are exhibited, among them you can find works of art that have an important place in the world mechanic watch collection like, English reputed watch master George Prior’s musical automaton, French golden coating console watches, automaton and semi automaton musical watches, Ahmet Eflaki Dede’s last watch of number 9, Mevlevi masters Mehmet Şükrü and Mehmet Muhsin’s turbulon watches, the splendid astronomic watch of es-Seyyid Süleyman Leziz and the decimal watch of Osman Nuri.

 

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AYNALIKAVAK MUSIC MUSEUM
DOLMABAHÇE CLOCK MUSEUM
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Adres: TBMM Genel Sekreterliği (Milli Saraylar), Dolmabahçe Sarayı - Beşiktaş / İSTANBUL Tel: 212 236 90 00 - Faks 212 227 66 73