Gallipoli Battle Museum
Gallipoli Battle Museum
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Lynette911
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
3D simulation centre showing the Gallipoli Campaign from both the Turkish and Allied forces sides. Really interesting and thoroughly enjoyable. Nicely compliments a Gallipoli Battlefields tour. (for this I recommend Crowded House Tours in Eceabat)
Written July 29, 2014
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AandASL
Christchurch, New Zealand76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Yes it has the history, the stories, the uniforms etc, but unfortunately it feels sterile.
A bunch of exhibits grouped in glass containers.
You dont really feel you are getting the story.
Its a shame.
The staff were not pleasant, very cold and not open and willing to come forward in a helpful manner.
Written July 4, 2019
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foxyloxy43
Cave Creek, Arizona, Usa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
While touring Bulgaria we decided to catch a bus to Istanbul and from there we caught another bus to Gallipoli. We were introduced to a driver by our hotel owner, who by all accounts Didnt do much driving. To begin with he couldn't change much to our horror, then humour He had borrowed a car from a friend, a 1960 "bomb" but we had the best tour ever. He stopped every few miles to "visit" his old dear friends and introduce his new found kiwi friends. He knew his way around all the cemeteries and even now I weep for the senseless waste of young lives as I remember reading the headstones, the youngest being 16 so he must have joined the ranks at a very young age. The cemeteries were beautifully kept and overlook Anzac Bay.
It was with horror that we saw the cliff the mounted horses and troops had to climb. The Turks just fired down upon the soldiers who had no chance of survival. It was so steep it was impossible to climb to the top but the orders from the ship were to climb. On either side and very close was flat land. What an utter waste of lives. The War museum is fantastic and no where in the world will you see 5 bullets fused together from so many bullets flying around the battle field.
We also toured the Turkish cemetery. Another lovely century beautifully kept. The Turks love kiwis and although we travelled on our Canadian passports we entered free of charge with our NZ passports. We would recommend a visit to Gallipoli and with a bit of luck you may get our driver. As we said goodbye he handed us a present. It was 2 bullets that had fused during the war at Anzac Cove. What a lovely man.
Yes it's worth the drive or bus ride to see this wonderful piece of history.
If only the world had learnt something from this dreadful war.....there would now be peace in the valleys. As General Ataturk used to say, Peace At Home, Peace All Over The World. If Only
Written June 15, 2015
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family f
Seattle, WA18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
I am a soldier, and I have been to war. the new center is a "simulation" as they say, which I guess means 3D or 4-D or something. the static exhibits cannot be seen without paying for the multi-video show, which has warnings that no kids under 6, no pregnant women, no heart problems visitors etc should see it. I am none of those types of visitor, but chose not to see it, as war is not meant to be done as a "Disney" or "saving private ryan" experience..... I don't need that..... the real message and the spiritual beauty of the area lies in the cemeteries and monuments of turkey, australia, and new Zealand. or perhaps the way simple museums are done on the western front in Belgium and france.... I suggest you save your time and remain true to what the Anzac folks have done properly ever since 1916, and honor the sacrifices by visiting the battlefield sites, the cemeteries, and tours, and just think and feel. spend more time at lone pine instead. you don't need this place.
Written June 25, 2014
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Jack
Lara, Australia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
The whole feel of the museum is quite moving. The presentation and interactiveness is fantastic and the experience is more than worth the visit.
Written October 4, 2017
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gay p
Sydney, Australia151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
This would have to be the best display and audio/visual I have ever seen. The information, 3D displays, photos were superb. The 11 rooms of the audio/visual theatre you move through are beyond explanation...moving, surreal, simply stunning. I couldn't recommend this place more highly. Do not miss it.
Written October 30, 2016
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wazza2222
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates290 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
The actual contents are very thin and the information is lightweight, variable in it's accuracy and often contradictory.
Full disclosure: I am from the ANZAC side. Having said that, I have read extensively and watched many documentaries about the campaign.
I have visited this museum's New Zealand sister and have many of the same issues with that.
The temptation to make some sort of political capital or score backhand points was obviously too strong for the modern Turkish who designed the displays and wrote the propaganda but it's better than nothing I suppose.
To all of the nationalities of the Ottoman empire who actually did the fighting and dying in the defence of the peninsular, rest assured that I do know that it wasn't all Turks in the heroic battles and that this museum does you a huge disservice by ignoring you (and in downplaying the role of the Germans as well). I hope future generations of Turks will correct this as the museum matures.
Written December 29, 2015
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nitrous d
Hamilton, Canada188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
The outside of the complex is very impressive and modern, with a strangely out of place fabric covered monoplane as the centre piece, surrounded by artillery canon. Entry to the site is free but the simulation tour is a very reasonable 26TL, about $13CAD per adult.

Included in the price is an IR audio commentary in your chosen language. The technology was a bit rough in the first room but improved when the device was held up in the air, sensor toward rage ceiling. There is a guide who was very good at troubleshooting any "puzzled" looking guest faces!

The who event was quite well done with the exception that there is a lot of standing required. The setup is more one of "leaning rails" rather than seats. In fairness, there are seats at station (room) 5 or 6 but there are more people than chairs available.

The battles all are described from a decidedly Turkish perspective. When they were losing the battles, the glorious martyrdom card was played. When victorious, God was obviously with them, overcoming the enormous odds. At first, I was a bit put off by this but realized it is really no different than the spin you get at an allied forces (ie US battlefield accounting) account. Far less subtle, but similar none the less.

In the end, there was an explicit message of hope for peace: that war is wrong and the Turks welcome the courageous people who tried to invade them as true friends, even going so far as to say those who died on their foreign Soil were now sons of Turkey, to be taken care of like any other fallen martyr BUT, there was a not so subtle message of the glory of martyrdom for those who fight, kill and die for the glory of Turkey and Islam. A strange message, in my opinion that helps my understanding of the current Middle East crisis and the East/West conflict we currently experience.

Apart from the limitations on so much standing required, it was well worth the time and money to see. The museum of artifacts after the formal display was quite good, spanning several rooms/levels.

There is a museum shop and small beverage/sweets stand available as well. Plenty of clean toilet facilities are on hand. All appeared to be handicap accessible.
Written June 30, 2015
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Art Y
Dublin, CA164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
Very interesting to see a battle (history) museum from the Turkish perspective. There are 2 parts to the Museum. A standard portion which you walk through various exhibits describing various aspects about the conflict. Thisis on 2 level and would take about 30-45 minutes to review.

The second portion is a multi-media presentation (including 3D). This presentation start on the hour and you go from room to room (11 rooms). In each room you get a multimedia presentation about various aspects of the conflict. An audio guide is supplied with different languages. At 2 rooms, are 3D presentations. Each presentation lasts about 4 minutes, so the total time for the presentation is about 45-50 minutes.
Written June 27, 2015
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Malinda1969
Alta Loma, CA105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
This high tech, visual displays, and moving exhibits explained so well in English and other languages was the ultimate experience one could have to learn about how World War I started and how The Republic of Turkey began with the Young Turks with Ataturk. I was so impressed. It reminded me of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angels, California! I would highly recommend this Museum to all family members and friends!
Written June 11, 2015
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