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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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Fantastic chronicle of Turkey's military history.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Kusadasi, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

İstanbul Askeri Müzesi-İstanbul Military Museum- is one of the leading museums not only in İstanbul but also in the world having with the rich collections and kinds of military objects. The first attempt to open a military museum was in 1726 with precious war objects in Hagia Irene Church at Topkapı Palace entrance used to be known as " Cebehane-Ottoman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was nice to see later history of Ottoman empire and details from Ataturk period, I WW. Accompanied by a child, unfortunately I couldn't spend as much time as I would.

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A very attractive way to introduce important moments from the Turkish Empire history, with an important place of conquest of Constantinople. Here you can see also the Byzantine Iron Chain that blocked the access in the Golden Horn.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Military Museum doesn't seems mainly to attract (and to have been designed for) a Turkish domestic audience. The exhibits of swords, knives, halbards, pistols, machine guns, cannons and military uniforms) go back to ancient times (Attila the Hun was way late in the narrative) and up through to practically the present day. It's a real education to get the... More 

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Shizuoka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You can not miss the Turkish military band concert. If it performs in the concert hall, not outside, I recommend to go to the hall before it starts in order to have a seat.

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Avoca, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

we visited here after spending the morning at the Dolmbache Palace. we got the up to Taksim using the new ferneculer railway from there it was a ten minute walk. It had the exterior appearance of being closed but when we pushed in the door a most pleasant security man welcomed us in. the entrance was cheap and the collection... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This museum is mostly interesting because of it's view on Armenia. It seems the turks have a whole other perception of the horror. If you are interested in politics and propaganda you should definitely pay the museum a visit. It's cheap as well.

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This Museum is definitely worth a visit. Extremely interesting and rich exposition, we spent 4 hours there and could stay even longer. It's quite interesting to see Turkish view on modern history and its Ottoman empire past. The Museum is a bit far away from the 'traditional' landmarks; I'd recommend planning half-a-day at least to enjoy this admirable place.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have visited this museum with my friends.You can come here easily with subway.In the museum you will see Turkish Military's Weapons history. They are so fantastic. Museum is free for students. Finally if you are lucky you can see the Ottoman Mehteran.

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