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Military Museum (Asker Muzesi)

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Address: Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 0212 233 2720
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Small collection but worth a visit

My son is a Military fan so we always visit the Military collections in all the countries we travel to. This one is a small collection compared but very nicely presented with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My son is a Military fan so we always visit the Military collections in all the countries we travel to. This one is a small collection compared but very nicely presented with lots of information in English. They do not have a large WW1 collection but once again what they have they presented well and explain everything. Lots of staff... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very large and impressive museum with amazing military artifacts.....Ottoman empire swords, armor, artillery, etc... I had a private tour guide who explained the history of Turkey and all of its wars. Also, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk studied at this location. If you are a military history buff you need to visit this location.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We visited the Military Museum in Istanbul. It was extremely well laid out with many floors of beautiful armaments. There were also dioramas which gave an excellent idea of previous conflicts. There is currently an exhibition for the 100 years since Gallipoli. We found the displays so interesting we stayed longer than we expected. As an insider tip there is... More 

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Usti nad Orlici, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Modern museum with many unique exhibits. There is a nice garden with the open-air exibits, mostly cannons and a huge building with two floors full of weapons, uniforms etc. Do not miss the new exhibit of Gallipoli campaing at the firts floor. Entrance fee is very low, you should pay to the photograph permission.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Well kept and well illustrated museum.We enjoyed the displays of Ottoman Empire and different weapons of armies engaged in this region .Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The entrance fee is minimal but they only accept TL and have no credit card facility so take some cash along. The museum is excellent quality displays, the guides very good. Overall a great experience.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Huge building with loads of exhibits. Very cheap to enter and runs a free show every day at 3 to demonstrate musical section of the army. Very interesting and fun there is a short video and then 45 mins of military music and marching. Get there early to see around the museum then get a seat as it was packed... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Beautiful displays, panoramas, historical maps and explanations, uniforms, tank, helicopter and fighter jet (outside) -- do you need more? There is a military band concert that is included with (very cheap) admission!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

One of the leading museums of its kind in the world. Refurbished and reopened in 1993, here you can view historical weapons, uniforms, captured Standards, and plenty of curved swords and daggers - also, plenty of fesses and black fury bucket hats. This museum was one of the first to introduce dioramas to further illustrate the different periods. You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We really enjoyed the Mehter Band who played traditional Turkish military music very loudly. We didn't have enough time to fully explore the museum, but we found the displays very informative of the Turkish perspective on various conflicts. A particularly vivid series of dioramas depict the development of the Ottoman Empire, and elsewhere in the museum, are dioramas and models... More 

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Address: Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 0212 233 2720
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Sisli

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