Ataturk Museum - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is the first president of Turkey and also its founder. He greatly contributed to the development of Turkey and introduced reforms that left great significance for this country. In Istanbul, you will see his pictures and statues prominently displayed in many places.
To find out what Ataturk did for Turkey and why he is so important for the development of the country, you must visit the Ataturk Museum opened in his honor. The house where he lived for 5 months has been turned into a small museum, but of sufficient size to present his life and contribution to the modernization of Turkey. The museum is located in the Sišli quarter, in a very beautiful house, with a charming and traditional appearance. It is located on the European side of Istanbul. The exhibition collection contains a large number of documents, medals, Atatürk's figure, photographs showing important moments of his presidential career, personal belongings and upper denture teeth.
He turned the Ottoman Empire into the modern world. He gave freedom to slaves and women, made schooling a priority, replaced the Arabic alphabet with the Latin alphabet.
The museum is located in a house that dates back to 1908. Ataturk used her as a tenant together with his mother, sister and adopted son. Although he only stayed there for less than half a year, the house was bought by the Istanbul municipality in 1928 and turned into a museum. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 15, 1942 under the name Museum of the Ataturk Revolution
The museum is open every day from 09:00 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Entrance fee to the museum
Regular ticket price 45 TL
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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