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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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Military History

A large collection of weapons, uniforms and armory pertaining to Turkish history. There are sections exclusively dedicated to helmets, pistols, swords etc. Plus, there is some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A large collection of weapons, uniforms and armory pertaining to Turkish history. There are sections exclusively dedicated to helmets, pistols, swords etc. Plus, there is some really impressive military art work depicting historic battles. The Mehter Band which plays daily at 1500 hours is also a joy to watch.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a historic collection of the countries past military achievements. It is full of weaponry, uniforms from an Australian interest they have a great display and film footage on the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign, I recommend anyone heading down to Gallipoli view this before departure to understand the Turkish side of the battle fought.

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Military museum is very intresting to visit..Location and builing was awesome, we were lucky to see it

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This did not sound that interesting, but it was. Various exhibits trace the history of Turkey and its peoples through pivotal battles. The Mehter Band at 3pm was fascinating, not like any concert I have ever seen. Check out the hall on "the Armenian question"- it blames the Armenians for their own genocide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This museum is very large and has an extensive collection of weapons and armor to match the extensive history of the people of Turkey. The museum has many separate rooms dedicated to specific items such as helmets, pistols, swords and other weaponry. The art work depicting historic battles and the sultans and leaders of Historic Turkey is impressive. The Mehter... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We went to this place to attend my wife's dermatology Conference.. Outside the place there is one large garden like area is there which has ancient planes, cannons and Statue of one of Turkish Great person..Which was a good Photographic Opportunity..But as this place was governed by Military persons they were looking us closely..!!! But they were gentle enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

While doing a tour of Gallipoli the tour guide said make sure you go to Military Museum and we were so please we did. Items dating from WW1 onwards Ottoman Army uniform to canons and everything in-between the Mehter Band performs at 1500 - 1600 HR ( 3 pm to 4 pm). The band perform in Ottoman uniforms using traditional... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

An easy walk from Taksim square to this museum. Lovely building and entry only 7 lira per adult. Interesting and large exhibit of military items although got a bit repetitive towards the end. Worth a visit for the money though

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

My teenage son is really interested in military history so the museum was a priority for us while in Istanbul. It is an interesting museum, with lots of weapons on display ( bows, arrows, swords, riffles, etc). The important events of Ottoman and Turkish history are shown. They also have a good display of Ataturk's military academy class, some of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It is a MUST see museum for History, WW1 and Military lovers! It has some of the rarest items in any museum in the entire world. Truly worth the visit!!

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