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Military Museum (Asker Muzesi)

Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 233 27 20
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Army and history !

Turkey has a rich history and the museum presents it very well starting with old times until... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Amman, Jordan
Lots to see (and hear)

An excellent museum with rich collections related to the Turkish military history and Turkish... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Zagreb, Croatia
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“mehter band” (21 reviews)
“ottoman empire” (22 reviews)
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Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 233 27 20
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Reviewed 16 November 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
Reviewed 26 September 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

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

Thank Aysun A
Reviewed 23 May 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
Reviewed 13 May 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
Reviewed 7 May 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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This museum is fascinating. It's a 'must see' for anyone interested in military history. Exhibits date from the Ottoman era, up until modern times. The Museum is open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays. A Turkish military band plays in the afternoon. At first, the...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

As far as military museums go, this one is very complete. You get a perspective of Turkish military culture since the times of the Nomad tribes to modern Turkey. I enjoyed the Turkish point of view of World War I (very different from what European...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I am not super into military history, but this museum is well organized in a pretty building. The chains that protected Constantinople's water ways from Ottoman invasion are on display which super cool.

Thank ahmet a
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The military show was one of the most amazing event/show almost 15 years ago: when the musicians and soldiers would march in straight from the garden. Now it is just an ordinary show.

Thank Aiko A
For much of Istanbul’s history, Sisli and the area
just north of Taksim Square were open countryside used
mostly as hunting grounds. These days, Sisli and its
chic streets are considered the very heart of
contemporary Istanbuli life, where an epicenter of
fashion and a thriving business district meet to
create an expressly “downtown” feel. Though largely a
residential neighborhood, luxury hotels, fine dining
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2 November 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.