6th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2022
The Gökyay Foundation Chess Museum is situated in Ankara, Turkey. The museum hosts Akın Gökyay’s collection, the largest collection of chess sets, and the first and only of its kind that has entered the Guinness Book of World Records!
The collection started in 1975 and reached to 723 chess sets from 110 countries, made of many materials, such as wood, metal, marble, soapstone and polyester. Among its four main themes, the chess collection includes thematic sets for children, such as Harry Potter, Asterix and Smurfs.
Sources and pictures taken from: https://www.gokyaysatrancvakfi.org.tr/en, https://turkishmuseums.com/museum/detail/12300-ankara-gokyay-foundation-chess-museum/12300/4
Courtesy of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Türkiye
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