The Maritime Museum is a national maritime museum located in Besiktas, near the Dolmebahçe Palace. A very interesting and rich collection is housed in the museum and tells the story of old Ottoman ships, boats and the Turkish navy. The museum has an educational character and contains a large number of materials, documents, photographs that best depict seafaring and everything related to it from ancient times to the present day in Turkey. The museum was founded by the Ottoman Minister of the Navy, Bozdzadali Hasan Husna Pasha, in 1897.
In 2008, the museum was restored, and the restoration of the museum lasted a full 5 years, after which it was opened to the public again in October 2013 with an expanded exhibition collection. The museum covers an area of 20,000 m2. The collection of military artifacts of the Ottoman Navy is a significant part of the exhibition.
The museum also exhibits a several thousand-year-old Byzantine chain that blocked the entry of enemy ships into the Golden Horn.
From Tuesday to Friday from 09 a.m to 5 p.m
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
The museum is closed on Mondays
Entrance fee to the museum
Regular ticket price 13 TL
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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