Formerly home to a substantial Jewish community, Hasköy, a couple of kilometres up the Golden Horn from Karaköy, was also the location of an Ottoman naval shipyard and royal park. Today it’s noted for the excellent Rahmi M. Koç ­Industrial Museum, an old factory restored by Rahmi M. Koç, one of Turkey’s most famous – and wealthiest – industrialists, to house his private collection of models, machines, vehicles and toys. Upstairs, the starboard main engine of the Kalender steam ferry, made in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1911, is the main exhibit. Downstairs holds a number of old bikes, from penny-farthings to an early Royal Enfield motorbike,
and much else besides.

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