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Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Istanbul

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Military Museum
Discover over a thousand years of Turkish military history at Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), boasting impressive exhibits and hosting live performances. Mehter, the world's oldest military band, puts on a show each afternoon at the museum. While this is the main draw for many visitors, you can also spend you time viewing over 9,000 artifacts spread across 22 rooms, which focus mainly on the Ottoman era up to World War I. See weapons, uniforms, tools, and even the chain used by the Byzantines to block the sultan's navy from entering the city during the famous siege of 1453. Use our Istanbul family vacation planner to add Military Museum (Asker Muzesi) and other attractions to your Istanbul vacation plans.
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  • 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 Tues...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 coo...  more »
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  • Everyone should visit.
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