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CANAKKALE MILITARY MUSEUM

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10:00 AM - 17:00
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10:00 AM - 17:00
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 Canakkale Military Museum: A Journey Through History

Discover the Canakkale Military Museum (Askeri Müze)

Nestled in a picturesque park within a military zone at the southern end of the quay, the Canakkale Military Museum offers a captivating glimpse into Turkey’s storied past. This remarkable museum, open from 10 AM to noon and 1:30 PM to 5 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, is a must-visit for history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike. , visitors can explore a treasure trove of military artifacts and exhibits that tell the tale of the Gallipoli battles.

 Immersive Exhibits and War Relics

Housed in a sea-facing late-Ottoman building, the Canakkale Military Museum boasts an array of informative exhibits detailing the intense Gallipoli battles. Among the many fascinating displays are fused bullets that collided in mid-air—a staggering reminder of the sheer volume of munitions fired during the conflict, with the odds of such an occurrence being one in 160 million. These relics provide a chilling yet profound understanding of the scale and intensity of the battles fought on these grounds.

The Heroic Minelayer Nusrat

One of the museum’s highlights is a replica of the minelayer Nusrat, a vessel that played a pivotal role in the sea campaign during World War I. On the eve of the Allied fleet’s attempt to force the straits, Allied minesweepers had declared the waters clear. However, the Nusrat, under the cover of darkness, picked up and relaid loose mines. This strategic move resulted in three Allied ships striking these mines, leading to their sinking or crippling—an act that underscored the Nusrat’s heroic contribution to the defense efforts.

 The Historic Çimenlik Kalesi Fortress

Adding to the museum’s allure is the impressive Çimenlik Kalesi fortress, constructed by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452. Surrounded by cannons from various battles, many of which were crafted in French, English, and German foundries, this fortress stands as a testament to the region’s rich military heritage. Inside, visitors can find more reminders of Atatürk, along with exquisite paintings depicting the battles of Gallipoli.

Plan Your Visit

The Canakkale Military Museum offers an enriching experience for those eager to delve into the history of the Gallipoli battles and Turkey’s military legacy. With its comprehensive exhibits, captivating relics, and strategic location, it provides an unforgettable journey through time. Make sure to add this fascinating museum to your travel itinerary when visiting Canakkale.

 

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Fevzipaşa Mahallesi Yalı Caddesi, Çimenlik Sk., 17100 Çanakkale

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