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Gokyay Chess Museum, Ankara

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Gökyay Association Chess Museum is located in Altındağ, Ankara, Turkey and displayed in a historical home. The museum has the largest chess set collection in the world with 570 chess sets collected from 103 countries exhibited under four main themes in a 1,008 square metre area. There are a variety chess sets representing various cultures and made with materials including wood, metal, fishbone, marble, soapstone, felt, polyester, metal, marble, sheet metal and cast iron.
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  • This is the biggest chess collection, as the museum promotes itself. The collector collected its sets all over the world. There is a special design set for Ankara. There is a nice cafe inside to stop....  more »
  • I visited all the museums in Ankara during my stay and this became one of my favorite. I still wear my t-shirt from the merchandise there  more »
  • The museum is a visual feast with its colorful and rich collection from all the worth. I would definitely take a second chance to visit the museum again 👌👌💜
  • One of the best museums. Don't let the size of the building deceive you. You will spend hours in it and they have the greatest chess pieces and boards in there from all over the world. It's fantastic. They even have one with pieces of Batman and the characters of the comic.

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