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Military Museum (Asker Muzesi)

Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 233 27 20
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Mu husband loved this museum. Here you can see the military significance of Turkey throughout the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greyheim
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Honolulu, Hawaii
A vaste museum - a guidebook would have been useful

There is very little information in English available at this museum. A ground plan showing the... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Christine H
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Koege, Denmark
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Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mu husband loved this museum. Here you can see the military significance of Turkey throughout the last several hundred years. Whaat really impressed my husband were the boats of the sultans.

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

There is very little information in English available at this museum. A ground plan showing the location of the various collections would have been very useful.

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

My first time visit to this amazing museum. There is so much to see here, so many genuine items of priceless historic items to see and admire. Just when you think what you have seen has been AMAZING you get invited to watch a live...More

2  Thank Al B
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

For anyone remotely interested in military history this museum is a must visit, it's exceptional and I don't say that lightly. The museum is massive, you could spend a whole day or more here especially if you want to read everything! The military band are...More

Thank katielouise182
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Turkey has a rich history and the museum presents it very well starting with old times until contemporan . The evolution of army is blending with history and you can better understand Turkey.

Thank AnaGB78
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

An excellent museum with rich collections related to the Turkish military history and Turkish history in general, starting from the very beginnings, the period of tribes. It takes time to check out all the exhibits, which is an additional plus. Might be a bit tedious...More

1  Thank leahmacun
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Military equipment, swords, knives, canons. Nice views. Visit it. Good museum. I Recomended it......

Thank Aysun A
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

I really jsut went to see this one thing - the massive chain that straddled the entrance to the Golden Horn in the Middle Ages and played such a key role in the history of Istanbul. Some of the other exhibits are a bit random...More

Thank Perrygrinate
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum even if you aren't a military person as it contains a strong element of social history. Sadly not all the rooms were open so we didn't get to see the military tents, which looked much better than the name suggests!...More

Thank ZZoee
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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

As a Marine Corps Infantry Veteran this place was a must see. They have a impressive collection of weapons and art displays. My favorite was the huge collection of swords, armor, and bows. But be warned this place is huge. Plan for a couple of...More

Thank drwalkerscott
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novamom2001
November 1, 2015|
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Response from Dora002 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Virginia, There is a cafeteria situated at the ground floor of the museum. Nevertheless, the museum is so near Nisantasi district that you may find many restaurants & coffee shops.
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