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Military Museum (Asker Muzesi)

Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 233 27 20
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Perfect Visit to a Perfect Museum

My first time visit to this amazing museum. There is so much to see here, so many genuine items of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Al B
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London, United Kingdom
Brilliant museum and military band

For anyone remotely interested in military history this museum is a must visit, it's exceptional... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
katielouise182
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 10 March 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

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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.

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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......

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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

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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 6 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

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Reviewed 29 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
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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
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novamom2001
1 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.
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