Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum

Ataturk Mausoleum and Gordion Museum in Ankara Turkey

Ataturk Mausoleum and Gordion Museum Ataturk’s Suite has been preserved in its original condition, Ataturk’s Bedroom containing his bed, divan, armchair, and sofas. Connected to the bedroom area dressing room and bathroom. Ankara Ataturk Residence and the State Railway Museum: The old station building at Ankara Station, which Ataturk stayed in during his first years […]

Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum in Ankara Turkey – Chapter 5

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum in Ankara Turkey – Chapter 5 One door in the salon opens onto a balcony, and another to the Library. This Library, where Ataturk would frequently shut himself up for days ‘while he worked and read, contains hundreds of volumes in both Turkish and foreign languages. On the other side of […]

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum Ankara

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum in Ankara – Chapter 4

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum in Ankara – Chapter 4 In 1950 it was opened to the public as Ataturk Museum, together with the original furnishings. The glass creeper door of the Old House leads into a small hall whose walls are decorated with mirrors, and then into the Great Hall. This hall was once used […]

Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum

Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum – Chapter 3

Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum – Chapter 3 Ataturk Library: A small door leads from the Ataturk Museum to the Reform Tower, which was made the location of Ataturk Library in 1967. 3113 volumes of books which Ataturk had read and studied, were brought from Cankaya Residence and can be seen in Ataturk Library today. […]

Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum

Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum – Chapter 2

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum Ankara – Chapter 2 lion Road marble steps leading up to the entrance of the Hall of Honour is a bas-relief depicting all the wars and victories from Vienna to Sakarya, and on the left a bas-relief depicting the Baskumandan Meydan War. On the marble platform in the center of the […]

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum Ankara

Ankara Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum

Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum Ankara When Ataturk died on November 10, 1938, in Dolmabahge Palace in Istanbul, his body was brought to Ankara amidst the tears of the Turkish nation, and temporarily placed in the Ethnographic Museum. Later the idea arose of having a mausoleum built to house his body, and the Turkish Grand National Assembly […]

The Grand National Assembly Museum Ankara

Ankara Grand National Assembly Museum

The Grand National Assembly Museum Ankara a) Chancery of State: The room of the Board of Executive Ministers (The Ministerial Council) contains large photographs of Ataturk as he appeared at that time, and of the members and president of the Board of Executive Ministers, a table and other original furnishings. b) Canonical Committee Room: This […]

Ankara Turkish Natural History Museum

The Ankara Turkish Natural History Museum

Ankara Turkish Natural History Museum The Turkish Natural History Museum was founded in 1968 by the Institute of Mineral Research in Ankara. The ground floor of the museum contains items of paleontology, while the upper floor concerns miner-ology and petrography. In the paleontology section, there are plant and animal fossils, skeletons, pre-historical finds, and in […]

The Ankara Ethnographic Museum

Ankara Ethnographic Museum

The Ankara Ethnographic Museum One of the first museums established during the period of the Turkish Republic. Construction of a National Museum was begun in 1925 on the recommendation of the Hungarian Turkologist, Meszaros, and completed in 1927. It was opened in 1930 as the Ethnographic Museum, containing examples of ethnography and Turkish art from […]

The Museum of Anatolian Civilisations

The Museum of Anatolian Civilisations in Ankara

The Museum of Anatolian Civilisations The stone works in the central hall were brought from centers of the Hittite Empire and the Late Hittite Period, such as Alacahoyuk, Aslantepe, Karkamis, and Sacagozu. There are also bas-reliefs from the Ankara region which belong to the Late Hittite and later periods. The exhibits in the side rooms […]