Izmir Key Museum

Izmir Key Museum

Izmir Key Museum

Key Museum was opened to visitors on May 6, 2015, in the Torbalı district of Izmir. The owner of the museum is two brothers, Murat, and Selim Özgörkey, who has been passionate about car collection since they were young. Serving on an area of 7000 square meters, the museum features vehicles of different models and brands from the late 1800s to the present day. In addition to the vehicles, there is a Shell gas station, which was founded by collecting motorcycles, car mascots, car-themed scarves, and original equipment of the period. The museum, which caters to people of all ages, is one of the world's few car museums.

Why Visit Key Museum?

Located in Izmir, the largest city in the Aegean region, the museum is on the same route as the Ancient City of Ephesus. Torbalı is 10 km away, less than half an hour from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and 30 minutes from the city center. Entry for children under seven years of age and disabled people is free and discounted to students, teachers, and over-65s. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and visits are from 10:00 to 17:00. For toy-loving young children and collectors, the Key Museum can be a great option.

What are Key Museum Features?

According to the museum's official page, the museum has a main collection of 76 cars and 40 motorcycles. From 1886 to the present day, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Cadillac, and Ford branded cars can be seen in the museum. Today there are more than 2000 cars, over 300 car parts, and Shell Petrol station created with original parts collected from the 1900s to the 1960s. The Batmobile and Batcycle in Batman, which was released as a movie in 1966, are among the vehicles that can be seen in the museum. The museum, a guide for technology enthusiasts from the past to the present, has been awarded a certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor.

Another remarkable feature of the museum is the restoration technique applied. In this technique called "Nuts and Balts Restoration”, all parts are restored individually, and the authenticity of the vehicles is preserved. Although this method is expensive and laborious, which is preferred by Key Museum, it has been an example to other museums as well.