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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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Excellent military museum, showing not only the military but overall Turkish history long way back to first settlement in this area. Very big but enjoyable. I suggest to pay a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Excellent military museum, showing not only the military but overall Turkish history long way back to first settlement in this area. Very big but enjoyable. I suggest to pay a visit!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We stumbled over this Museum after going the bank across the way...I wanted to see the Exhibit on the PEACE DISPLAY (temporary exhibit) on Cyprus in 1974 etc, and we took the opportunity to see all the Museum. Amazing collection of armoury, and WW1 weaponary. I have never seen so many WW1 era machine guys etc also. Good armour and... More 

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Riverside, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Fascinating and very thorough history of all things Turkic military related. The museum starts with the early Central Asians and works its way through the Selcuks, Ottomans, and Turkish war of Independence. The museum is housed in the former military academy where Ataturk was a student, and there's a classroom set up as it would have been when he was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've been going to the museum for two days and i didn't finish it. Believe me! You will not feel the time over there. It is enjoyable, fascinating and unbelievable. Huge varieties of antiquities, paintings, costumes, weapons and manuscripts. Don't forget to attend the "MEHTER band" the oldest musical band in the history. They perform everyday at 15:00 in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I really feel tourist and the Turkish Tourism Authority did not give this place what is worth...even the most of the previous tripadvisor comment were a little short... This place is really rich in interesting historical items...different weaponry from different countries not only ottoman...from different times (from the Huns to modern times)... Amazing panoramic large paintings... Best: the Fall of... More 

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited this museum with our children , it was amazing, but unfortunately there was no military march the day of our visit. The location is easy to reach between Taksim and Osmanbey.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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