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İşbank was founded on the order of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as the Republic of Turkey’s first bank. The history of İşbank parallels the nation’s quest for modernization and economical and social development. İşbank’s heritage illuminates this process, bringing to light significant aspects of Turkey’s recent past.

İşbank Museum is a museum of institutional history where information and memorabilia related to the İşbank’s economic, social and institutional development from its establishment on August 26, 1924 to the present are brought together, preserved and shared with the public. 

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The Museum’s primary mission is carefully conserving, safeguarding and transmitting to future generations the extensive collection of documents, banking tools, communications devices, photographs, artworks, advertising and promotional materials, and movies that bear witness both to Turkey’s economic development and to İşbank’s own history from its founding to the present.

Sharing with the public the story of the legacy and continuity of İşbank, its progressive development, generations of service to Turkey, and place in public life, by bringing together all the memorabilia from employees and customers of İşbank is the main goal of the museum.


İşbank Museum can be reached by IETT busses, tramway, Marmaray, ferries.


Hobyar District Bankacılar Street No:2

Bahcekapi – Eminonu – Istanbul – European Side


+ 90 212 263 53 05