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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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Good quality museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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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Kusadasi, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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Bosnia
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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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