Ulucanlar Prison Museum

Ulucanlar Prison Museum, Ankara

Ulucanlar Prison Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Traveler from Finland
Orimattila, Tavastia Proper38 contributions
Interesting experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
Not a nice place, but interesting place to visit. The prison was very well planned. The worst cells were without any windows or beds, just pure stone. There were no toilets for prisoners in the cells. There are also examples of famous Turkish people being in that prison, their personal belongings are on display. One prison department is made with sounds: people shouting or screaming. Quite a terrifying but interesting experience.
Written September 17, 2020
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Orlando D
Bursa, Turkey60 contributions
what an experience...
Feb 2020
Unfortunately I can not say that this place is wonderful to visit...But it is an experience not to forget the dark years of Turkey...
Written February 12, 2020
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ayse ozkaya
1 contribution
Sadness
Feb 2020 • Friends
This Museum is important to understand political condition in Turkey.Everybody should visit there.It touch me very strongly.
Written February 12, 2020
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Stefoto
Sofia, Bulgaria11 contributions
Curious
Oct 2018
Interesting to see how a prison functions. I don't envy the guys being kept there. There is even a genuine hang.
Written September 4, 2019
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Isil B
Ankara, Turkey29 contributions
Very Emotional
Sep 2018
The Ulucanlar Prison Museum is a former state prison in Ankara, Turkey that was converted into a prison museum following restoration by Altındağ Municipality. The museum was opened in 2011. It is the first museum of its kind in Turkey

When you are walking around you can see how bad it is these young people suffered from what they were told about and their thoughts.
Written August 7, 2019
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simyager
Sivas Province, Turkey159 contributions
Democracy history of my lovely hometown
Feb 2019 • Friends
It is easy to find by navigation.
There is a Parking place inside Thé campus of prisoners - museum
Museum staff are good. They are ready for Helping.
Price is very reasonable.

Besides All of these, people they ı know Who are scholar and intellectual whether they are democratic or conservational or religious, are All innocent. They came there jut because of Their thoughts.
It was hard to imaging thier time. Walls and beds have Their own language to say many stories.
Written February 25, 2019
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sharron h
36 contributions
Sight seeing
Aug 2018 • Friends
There is a lot to see at this prison and well worth visiting. Each cell has photos nd a lengthy, description of why the prisoners ended up there. It's different and an interesting place to visit. It is very well laid out with information boards. There is a small cafe there with some basics which is suffice. I recommend this place to visit.
Written February 24, 2019
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Ferudun Babacan
Turkey135 contributions
Must be
Jan 2019 • Business
God created different human beings from animals by with brain.
When you visit the museum
You see that mostly all thinkers are put in prison.
Whoever has the power put the oppositions in prisions.
Is that good?
No.
Written February 11, 2019
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Mustafa T
80 contributions
Freedom is important
May 2018 • Couples
A place to understand freedom. A place to understand punishment. A place to understand fresh air, family and friends.
Written September 16, 2018
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GokhanOktar
Ankara, Turkey25 contributions
Punishment is necessary but sometimes heartbreaking.
Sep 2017
It is an ordinary old prison. If you haven't seen any before you may visit. But if you have an idea about the previous events and related people who has a connection with this prison then you will certainly be in some sad feelings.
Written July 12, 2018
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Ulucanlar Prison Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM