Ankara Gökyay Foundation Chess Museum

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Chess Museum

Gökyay Chess Museum is opened in the limits of Altındağ Municipality, in a old Ankara house architect reflecting the historical fabric in a central position. You can take a different journey with cultural connotations in the chess museum where 734 chess sets collected from 113 countries are exhibited under 4 main themes in 1008 square meter area.

Chaturanga Cafe

Chaturanga Cafe which took its name from the first written text of chess found in India, is serving with its summer and winter space alternatives. Chaturanga Cafe offers many alternatives like reading your books with fresh coffee smell in your nose, sharing enjoyable moments with your friends; organizing group meetings, meals,brunches.

Museum Shop

The museum shop offers many opportunities with the unique souvenirs you can buy for your loved ones with which you can transform your unforgettable hours you spend in the activities you attended, in the museum and in Chaturanga Cafe. The rich product range from distinguished chess theme design products to home and Office objects, from souvenirs to books about chess, from chess sets to products for children are all waiting for you at the Museum Shop. Replicas of the chess sets exhibited in museum and objects prepared in various themes provide opportunities to visitors to share their memories with their loved ones. Trainer, fun and creative products; painting sets, aprons and puzzles introduce chess to children and make them love it.

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Summer (14/05/2022 - 01/09/2022)
10:00-18:00 (Monday : Close) Saturday 10:00-18:00 Sunday 10:00-18:00
Box Office Closed 17:30
Winter (01/09/2022 - 14/05/2023)
10:00-18:00 (Monday : Close) Saturday 10:00-18:00 Sunday 10:00-18:00
Box Office Closed 17:30

65 and over - Turkish citizens 30.00TL
Children ages 0-8 - Non-Turkish Citizens 20.00TL
Children ages 0-18 - Citizens of Turkey 20.00TL
Students (Studying art history, archaeology and museum departments in university) 20.00TL
All Adults (International and Turkish) 40.00TL
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Ankara Gökyay Foundation Chess Museum Hacettepe Mahallesi Hamam Arkası, Basamaklı Sokak No:3, 06230 Altındağ
+90 (312) 312-1304
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