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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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What a hidden treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Avoca, Ireland
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Military Museum in Istanbul is well worth a visit. Not expensive and a vast exhibition of the history of Turkey the Ottoman empire and a chance to see a of the history of Europe from another point of view instead of in our case the U.K. It takes you through from ancient time up to the present and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This museum is comparable in quality to the Imperial War Museum in London. We spent three hours there. It's a fascinating insight into military history from an official Turkish POV. When we visited, there was an exhibition on the Turkish role in WWI and there's a large section showing the tactics and lifestyles of Asian horse archers. As well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had a great time at the military museum, it was very interesting, we enjoyed the downstairs of the museum best, they have amazing displays all around the museum. It's so cheap to get in and the gift shop. Well worth a visit!

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

For an Australian or New Zealander particularly, this makes an excellent addition to time at Gallipoli. It gives more information on how these battles were seen from the Ottoman side. If Gallipoli was important to Anzacs, it was more so for the Turks. We need to see it. The exhibitions on World War 1 are very well presented. There is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We did not do justice to the wealth of historical representations documented in this museum. You would probably need at least a day to get a sense of the historical events. If like us, you have only a couple of hours, it's still worth the visit as you get a sense of the Ottoman invasions from the display of actual... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

For a good overview of some of the amazing artifacts at this museum read it's Wikipedia page. The displays, especially on the ground floor, are excellently done and will fascinate both adults and children, fans of military history and their spouses ... The English descriptions are perhaps not always very clear, but it will teach you something about Turkish syntax... More 

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