Istanbul Toy Museum director, Sunay Akın’s wife Belgin Akın, who also pioneered the opening of new toy museums in the same concept, said in a statement that they opened their doors to visitors on April 23, 2005.
Stating that April 23 is the only holiday gifted to children by Atatürk in the world, Akın said, “We wanted to open our doors to our visitors on this meaningful day. In my opinion, toys are another way Sunay tells about history. That’s why he told history in the language of toys in the museum. I think this is the story of the museum. “