Tofas's Bursa Museum Of Anatolian Cars, Bursa

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The Tofaş Museum of Cars and Anatolian Carriages is a private transport museum in Bursa, Turkey owned by the Turkish automobile maker Tofaş and dedicated to various carriages from Turkey and Tofaş-manufactured cars. It was opened on June 30, 2002.
Situated in the historic Umurbey neighborhood of Yıldırım district, the museum is housed in a renovated building of 17000m2 that was an abandoned silk production plant. The facility was leased to the Bursa-based Tofaş Company for museum purposes by the Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa.
The museum's collection consists of historic carriages including a two-axle horse-drawn Bursa carriage, oxen drawn carts, canon carriages, wains for hay and firewood, phaetons, powered carriages, Tatar carriage, which are examples of fine carpentry and blacksmithing. The most important exhibit of the museum is the replica of a 6th-century B.C. chariot, which was reproduced between 1998 and 1999 from artifacts unearthed during roadworks in a crypt at Üçpınar Tumulus near Balıkesir. The chariot was formerly on display at the Bursa Archaeological Museum.
Further museum exhibits are automobiles including the first Murat 124 built in Turkey, Tofaş Şahin, Fiat Uno, Fiat Tipo, Fiat Doblò and Fiat Albea. In a special corner, trophies won by Tofaş in motorsport are on display.
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  • My friends told me to visit this museum in Bursa and I thought how could a car museum be so interesting. However it was very different from what I thought and we enjoyed seeing all the historical...  more »
  • It is hard to find but worth it. The museum has a beatiful garden even in winter with wonderful old trees. The museum tells the story of cars from the beginning. And has a small cafe where you can...  more »
  • A must. Easily overlooked on the to do list of Bursa, but a short hike from Heykel (or take a cab) will give you a glimpse into the history of carriots and cars. Do it. In the same area there is another gem, a museum for all kind of scales, including all Ottoman scales. 5/5.
  • A great storyline of the development over the years in the automobile industry in Turkey, this place is a must to go for car and history lovers.
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