Energy Museum Santralistanbul Istanbul for free
|Istanbul Energy Museum by C.Kremenak CC|
Energy Museum SantralistanbulOriginally called Silahtaraga it was a power plant providing Istanbul with energy from 1914 until 1983. Being assigned to the Bilgi University in 2004 it was converted into a campus in 2007 and received its new name "Santralistanbul". Becoming a centre for arts, culture and education and Turkey´s first industrial archeology museum.
|Santralistanbul by P. Sten CC|
On top of that there are regular art exhibitions and cultural events alongside with workshops.
Other sights close to the MuseumAnd for all of you who want to explore more, the famous Pierre Loti Cafe in Eyüp is close by the museum and can be visited on the way there or back. Being, except for the usual cay one likely will drink there, free too. Another sight in the area is the Miniatürk, a miniature park, one of the largest of the world, featuring 122 miniatures of Turkey, unfortunately not free.
How to get to Santralistanbul
|Inside the Santralistanbul by G.Ziegler CC|
Alternatively there are various busses running to the stops Bilgi University and Silahtar, from Sisli, Taksim and Eminönü. And for those fancying to use one of the ferries, take the line Üsküdar-Karaköy-Eminönü- Eyüp to Eyüp and take a short walk long the shore of the Golden Horn.
Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santrali
Kazım Karabekir Cad. No:2
Eyüp 34060 İstanbul Türkiye