Military Museum

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  • Address: Askeri Muze, Harbiye, Vali Konagi Cd., Istanbul, Turkey
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +90-2122332720
  • Ticket Price: 3 TRY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Military Museum, Family And Kids

Military Museum - Review

As the name suggests, the military museum in Istanbul is dedicated to the collection and display of the military weapons as well the history of Turkish military past. The site which is recognized as the military museum was once the center of the Ottoman Imperial Military Academy. Inside this museum, the visitors will find medals, military uniforms, flags, emblems, armored shirts, shields, paintings, and various types of guns on display. The centre of attraction in this museum is the Mehter Concert that takes place daily. Military marching in accompaniment to military bands is always fun and in Istanbul, they don’t dissapoint. In the modern Turkish language, the band as a whole is known as the Takimi. According to the beliefs the first Mehter from this place was sent to the Alaeddin three along with the letter which gives its blessing to the new state formed. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 5 days.

Military Museum Information

  • If you are fond of music, then you can hear different styles of music.
  • Follow the kids as the place can be real crowded.
  • Do not engage with any stranger.

Military Museum Ticket Prices

  • Adult: 3 TL
  • Students: 1 TL

Military Museum Hours

  • The Mehter concert takes place between 03:00pm-04:00pm every day.

How To reach Military Museum by Public Transport

  • Uluslararas Otogar bus stand

Restaurants Near Military Museum

  • Delicatessen
  • Dragon Restaurant

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TripHobo Highlights for Military Museum

  • Military Museum Address: Askeri Muze, Harbiye, Vali Konagi Cd., Istanbul, Turkey
  • Military Museum Contact Number: +90-2122332720
  • Military Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Military Museum Price: 3 TRY
  • Best time to visit Military Museum(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Military Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Military Museum

  • 12.66% of people who visit Istanbul include Military Museum in their plan

  • 60.92% of people start their Military Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Military Museum

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Military Museum

People normally club together Aynalikavak Palace and Galatasaray Island while planning their visit to Military Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Military Museum, Istanbul Reviews

  • A wonderful museum, with good content. The 1 hour mehter band is worth waiting for at 3pm (too loud for young children under 3). Exhibits labeled mostly in Turkish & some section do not have translation. Baby prams & bags not allowed beyond the ticket counter.

  • Magnificent military museum. You can find almost every kind of guns, rifles, bayonets, knifes and all kind of ancient war gadgets. Don't forget to see Mehteran show.

  • Great museum with interesting artifacts and fascinating history, but it is not well operated. Guests were asked to leave long before closing time that is indicated by multiple websites including Google and TripAdvisor. Staff did not warn me that museum would close early when I purchased my ticket. Wish that I was allowed more time to explore this museum.

  • This Museum is BIG. HUGE. If you're interested in military history you can spend there 4 hours. A little advice for those who like to walk and explore city. (If you live in old city area) take a M2 line to Taksim station and transfer to the F1 funicular line. It has just one destination to Kabatas. (Also you can take a T1 tram to Kabatas but most of the time the tram is too crowded) Once you reach Kabatas, walk to Democracy park and take a Telefrik ride through the park. This way you'll get to this museum most interesting way.

  • Absolute Must if you are history lover and interested in Turkey history of military. Must come here before 3 PM to see performance of famous Military band Mehtar

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