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Military Museum (Asker Muzesi)

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Address: Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
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All that you ever want to see about the weapons, the 1st World War section was amazing, besides the defense weapons, the Guns, the swords... All of it was amazing

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All that you ever want to see about the weapons, the 1st World War section was amazing, besides the defense weapons, the Guns, the swords... All of it was amazing

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Many exhibits to see with low entry fee. The location of this museum is around 15 minutes walking from Taksim square. You need to leave the place at least 15 minutes before the official closing time. Monday is closed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Part of a work group tour arranged for us. The museum does a pretty good job explaining Turkish military history starting back 1,500 yrs ago or so. They have excellent collections of old weapons and uniform items. Turkish military pride quite apparent throughout (perhaps unsurprisingly so). Still worth a visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in history and military objects, you shouldn't miss this museum, built in 1840 by the Armenian architect Garabet Balyan. You can trace the history of the Turks from the Huns and Seljuks to the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey following the Independence War. The famous Mehter Band gives concerts in the concert hall. Please check the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is deceptively large and contains an impressive collection of cutting weapons, armour and firearms, there are some excellent dioramas, no real modern section, you can take photos on a mobile but using a proper camera costs extra

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Was in Istanbul. Visited the Military Museum. Did not take any photos, but attached few my friend has taken with the military warplane, helicopter and tank outside the museum building . No photography permitted inside the exhibition hall. Admission fee applies. The exhibition showcasing the rise of the Ottoman empire. Their conquest of Constantinople (ancient Turkey) and they started to... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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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