Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar Museum

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Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar Museum
Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar Müzesi
HRG Museum is located in Istanbul
HRG Museum
HRG Museum
Location of the museum in Istanbul.
Established2000; 20 years ago (2000)
LocationHeybeliada, Adalar, Istanbul, Turkey
Coordinates40°52′37″N 29°05′32″E / 40.87694°N 29.09222°E / 40.87694; 29.09222
TypeHistoric house

Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar Museum (Turkish: Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar Müzesi) is a historic house museum dedicated to the writer Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar in İstanbul, Turkey.

The museum is situated on Heybeliada in Adalar district of Istanbul province, one of the Princes' Islands archipelago at 40°52′37″N 29°05′32″E / 40.87694°N 29.09222°E / 40.87694; 29.09222.

Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar (1864-1944) was a famous writer specialized in daily life of İstanbul, mostly in a humorous way. During the 1912-1944 period, he lived on Heybeliada. His house is situated on top of a hill overlooking the Marmara Sea. After his death, the house was handed over to various museum authorities with the intention of establishing a historic house museum. For over half a century, it was neglected. Finally, the building was converted into a museum by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism with the support of Adalar Municipality. It was opened to visits in 2000.[1][2]

In 2013, İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality tried to convert the museum into a training center.[3] Upon public protests, its status remained unchanged. Currently, the museum is under restoration.[4]