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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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i don't know why this is rated so low in trip advisor ratings. it is the place to see in istanbul instead of seeing the museums and mosques twice you should see this place. be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Secunderabad, India

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Secunderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i don't know why this is rated so low in trip advisor ratings. it is the place to see in istanbul instead of seeing the museums and mosques twice you should see this place. be ready to walk a lot but worth it. try buying the bullet key chain as a souvenir .the price is also reasonable only 7 liras.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my American friend who was interested in old things and things that are related to history and army. He was fascinated by the museum. We do enjoy the way they chronically placed the artifacts. Also, the building by itself is worth to check out.

Thank Elif B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have time enough in istanbul , and your boys with you , it would be a suitable thing to let them visit this sight for their personal childhood adventures, and memories.

Thank 872lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The amazing Attaturk comes to life and the history of the Byzantine empire is well depicted. Do not miss the army band playing int he afternoon, it is free and a fantastic half hour performance with band wearing traditional costumes. At the end you can take photos with them.

Thank janakn
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For all those miltary buffs out there, the Military Museum is a must see in Istanbul. A huge display of military history. We went there for my husband but I enjoyed the visit as well.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great exhibits, nicely preserved and presented. Museum’s personnel were friendly and attentive. You get impressed by Turkish Nation’s history from the Ottoman period till recently. There is also a room including Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s personal belongings which is very nice.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Again I spent more time than planned. It is a vast museum presenting a vast history of the Ottoman Empire. For me the oldest exhibits were the most interesting.

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Tabriz, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A large military museum! From Ottoman times to today A separate section for Atatürk The best models and simulations I enjoyed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I accompanied my father to the military museum because he has an interest in military history, particularly from the ANZAC side, and also we wanted to hear the military band play their regular daily performance. Unfortunately, only after trudging out to the museum, slightly off the normal tourist route, did we discover that the band was on tour. So if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

What a great treat- Surprisingly well-done, historical museum in the middle of Istanbul. Highlight was a live presentation of military music @1500 each day. Get to the hall early to get a good view! Too bad I bought a museum pass for most of the local museums after I had gone here. Value was still great!

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