Visiting Museums as a Therapy Method

Visiting Museums as a Therapy Method


Visiting museums can be considered a spiritual and mental therapy method as well as an activity that keeps our interest in history, art, and cultural heritage alive and enables us to acquire new knowledge.

Museums offer visitors the opportunity to experience and explore many different emotions through the artifacts and exhibitions they contain.

In this article, we will discuss how visiting a museum is a therapy method, what benefits it provides, and the countries that use museum visits as therapy.

Mental Relief

Visiting museums, examining technological products and works of art, touching permitted objects, and getting lost in the atmosphere of an exhibition relaxes our minds and makes us more peaceful.

Emotional Healing

The artifacts exhibited in museums allow us to establish an emotional connection with them and help us to go on an inner journey. Talking to a robot, the colors of a painting, the texture of a sculpture, or the story a photograph wants to tell can evoke an emotional response and thus contribute to emotional healing.

Learning and Discovering

Museum visits offer great opportunities to learn and gain knowledge. Technology-themed museums allow us to explore current and future technologies, while historical museums allow us to explore past cultures and cultural heritage. Acquiring new knowledge keeps our brain active and the learning process increases the release of endorphins and creates a feeling of happiness.

Creativity and Inspiration

Museum visits can trigger our creativity and be a source of inspiration. Examining technological products, works of art, and historical objects develops our ability to think from different perspectives. Observing different art techniques or being inspired by the past can stimulate our own creativity and help us come up with new projects, ideas, or solutions.

In Various Countries of the World, Visiting Museums is used as a Prescribed Treatment

After it was realized that museum visits are good medicine against various psychological problems and provide socio-cultural development of the person, doctors in Canada started to use museum visits in the treatment of psychological disorders.

Doctors in Canada can prescribe free museum visits to patients with psychological problems for the treatment of depression. Belgium also followed this practice and started to implement it.

The Canadian Frankton Doctors Association states that patients who visit museums forget their illnesses while they are interested in works of art and this facilitates treatment.

Museums are not only places where high-tech products, works of art, and historical objects are exhibited. They are also special places that support our inner journeys, touch our souls, and have the potential to make us better people. Therefore, taking the time to visit museums is a valuable step to support our mental and emotional health.



Frequently Asked Questions

The museum entrance fee is 170 TL at the box office for visitors aged 3 and over, students, teachers and visitors over 65 and 200 TL at the box office for other visitors.
You can buy your online ticket for 150 TL with the 25% discount opportunity valid only for online purchases. For school groups of 50 people and above, a discount is applied. CLICK HERE to buy your online ticket!


MuseumPass is not valid in our museum.

For individual visits, you can make a reservation by choosing the day and time on our ticket page. For school groups, it is necessary to make a reservation by contacting the museum at 0212 509 89 20 before the museum visit. In case of a change in the reservation date or if the trip is canceled, we kindly ask you to call Istanbul Robot Museum and inform the relevant person as soon as possible.

The duration of the museum tour varies depending on the group and typically lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour. If the tour is combined with an event, the duration may be extended depending on the content of the event.

1 teacher is free for 15 students. In order for the museum visit to be the most productive, we recommend that our teachers visit our museum before coming with their students.

In order to visit the museum, you need to buy a ticket again.

We have museum staff to assist you in our museum. You can also benefit from the mobile audio guidance service by scanning the QR codes in our museum from your phone. For group visits of 15 people or more, our museum staff accompany you and provide guidance support.

The name of Android (Humanoid Robot) ADA, developed by AKINROBOTICS, consists of the initials of "Android Developed by Akınrobotics" and is also inspired by the world’s first female software developer Ada Lovelace.

You can take photos in our museum without using flash and without touching the artifacts.

The founder of the Istanbul Robot Museum is Dr. Özgür AKIN, who is also the founder of Akınsoft and Akınrobotics.