With its archeological buildings and museums, the Game and Toy Museum in Gaziantep, which receives thousands of local and foreign tourists a year, takes visitors on an intercultural journey with toys from many countries.
Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality 8 years ago, after the work carried out by restoring the 3-storey historic building in the Bay neighborhood of Shahinbey district, the museum was established, attracts attention with its works.
Rooms on each floor of the museum in Germany, including thousands of toys from countries such as Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Italy, France and the United States. Some children’s games are also explained in the museum.
The museum, which offers visitors the opportunity to get to know different cultures with thousands of games and the colorful world of toys from many countries, attracts great attention.
Tugba Atesh, the museum’s archaeologist and drama leader, said the museum was built in one of the city’s most important historic buildings. Saying that there are different games and toys in the museum, Ateş continued:
“There is an artificial cave in the garden of the museum. Inside the cave, the flags of 24 different countries offer a small world tour with local costumes and individual features. Our cave also serves as an exhibition area. One of the rooms is Turkish toys. There are many German toys throughout the museum. is that Germany used to be a world leader in toy production. ”
Fire, the number of visitors decreased after the coronavirus epidemic, he said. Fire said that they expect this number to increase again with the end of the epidemic, “160 thousand people visited the museum in 2019. In 2019, a large number of visitors came, but due to the epidemic, 45 thousand people visited the museum in 2020. To reach the number of visitors and even think of exceeding the number of visitors. ”
11-year-old Can Yerli, one of the guests who came to the city from Elazig, said that he liked the museum very much, “Especially the things in the cave part are very beautiful.
Anne Hatice Local said they especially want to visit the museum, “The museum reflects the characteristics of different countries. It’s really well explained. It’s a place that everyone should definitely come and see.”
Omer Yuksel, a 7th grade student who came to Gaziantep with his family from Mersin, said that the clothes of different countries in the cave were very beautiful, “It was really interesting to make the cave a toy museum,” he said. assessment found.