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Military Museum (Asker Muzesi)

Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 233 2720
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Contains the medieval chain that blocked Golden Horn

I really jsut went to see this one thing - the massive chain that straddled the entrance to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Interesting place

This is a great museum even if you aren't a military person as it contains a strong element of... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Valikonagi Cad. | Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 233 2720
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 NIGEL586
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 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

Thank drwalkerscott
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
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 13 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 4 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
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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

Thank zahed k
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.

Thank Abdulkarim H
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...More

Thank Walter W
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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I am planning to visit the Museum in March 2016 with my teenager son. I would like to know If the Museum has a cafeteria/ restaurant on-site or if there are good restaurants nearby. Thank you for your assistance !
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.
Maha B
how much do I need to pay if I want to get in? and what time is the the military preformace ?
21 January 2015|
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Response from Maykhb | Reviewed this property |
Marhaba Maha, The entrance fee is minimal 4 TL for adults and 1.30 TL for students (even foreigner students). It is open everyday EXCEPT Monday and Tuesday. It opens at 9:00 till 5:00 The Mehterler band performs every day... More