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Trabzon Museum, Trabzon

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The Trabzon Museum, aka Kostaki Mansion, is a historic house museum with archeological and ethnographic exhibitions located in Trabzon, Turkey.HistoryThe mansion was built in the beginning of the 1900s as a private residence for Kostaki Teophylaktos, a notable banker of Greek origin. It is known that the architect was of Italian origin and many materials used in the building were brought from Italy. However, the name of the architect is unknown.As Teophylaktos went bankrupt in 1917, all his properties were confiscated, among them his mansion. The building was acquired by the Nemlioğlu family.During the timespan of Turkish War of Independence (1919–1923), the mansion was used as the headquarters for the military in the region. In 1924, it was prepared for the first visit of Mustafa Kemal, the founder of the Turkish Republic, to Trabzon. Between September 15–17, he and the First Lady Latife stayed in the mansion.In 1927, the building was nationalized by the Governor of Trabzon Ali Galip Bey, and served until 1931 as the Governor's House. Between 1931-1937, it was used as the inspector's office.The Kostaki Mansion was assigned in 1937 to the Ministry of National Education, and was used for fifty years long as a vocational high school for girls. Finally, in 1987, the building was handed over to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to be transformed into a museum.
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  • We payed 5 lira per person and that is a good price for what we got. In the basement are archaeological relicts with information in Turkish and English. Unfortunately there isn't much information abou...  more »
  • Very cheap and provides some interesting history about the area and the city...Good way to spend an hour or so - especially on a rainy spring day!  more »
  • A pleasant stroll through Trabzon history dating back to before Christ Some very interesting artefacts including costumes and weapons with a good history of the museum house aswell  more »
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  • It's one of the most beautiful places lies in the Centre of Trabzon.
  • Good city museum
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  • This is a great little museum and worth the time.