November 10 is the death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey.
We compile 40 Atatürk Museums around the country. You may want to visit one of these museums and honour him today.
Adana Ataturk Museum
The museum building is one of the traditional Adana houses on Seyhan Avenue, built in the 19th Century.
Afyon Dumlupınar Museum
Its construction started in 1990, completed at the end of 1996 and the museum officially opened during the Victory Week in 1997.
Afyon – Historic National Parks Directorate Victory Museum
Museum The museum is in Afyonkarahisar City Centre, situated at a prime location across Afyonkarahisar Fort and Victory Monument. This two-storey building was built by Saitoglu Mehmet Sait Efendi in the pre-Republican period between 1915 and 1920.
Ankara – Alagöz Headquarters Museum
During the Battle of Sakarya, the enemy advanced into the vicinity of Polatli (70km. from Ankara), thereupon Western Front Command selected Alagöz Village, between Ankara and Polatli, to be the Headquarters location. A farmhouse belonging to Türkoglu Ali Aga from the same village was used as the Headquarters building.
Ankara – Atatürk Culture Centre Republican Period Museum
The museum opened to the public on 27 December 1987. The walls of the museum, which is located on the ground floor of the building, are decorated with the relief depicting Independence War and Atatürk’s words about Republic, Independence, Youth and Arts.
Ankara – Ethnographical Museum
This museum is built on a hill known as Muslim Cemetery at the Namazgah District of Ankara. The site was allotted to the Ministry of Education by the General Directorate of Foundations on 15 November 1925 for the purpose of building a museum.
Ankara – 2nd Turkish Grand National Assembly Republican Museum
The building, designed by architect Vedat Tek (1873-1942) and built as the Republican’s People Party Headquarters in 1923, was later converted to function as the Assembly building.
Ankara – Independence War Museum (1st Turkish Grand National Assembly Building)
The building is located in Ulus Square, Ankara. Initially, it was planned as the Committee of Union and Progress Party building and designed by the pious foundation’s architect Salim Bey and the construction, which started in 1915, was supervised by the Army Corps architect Hasip Bey.
Ankara – Atatürk’s Residence Museum Pavilion
Who would have thought that this vineyard house, built at the end of 1800’s in the village of Cankaya in Ankara, would be the witness of the history by being the residence of a worldwide known leader who would change the faith of his nation?
Ankara – Anıtkabir (Atatürk’s Mausoleum)
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is a great leader, achieving to make Turkey a member of contemporary civilization with all its institutions, has a special place in the history of humanities. The idea to build a mausoleum to reflect his greatness in every respect and to present his thoughts on principles, his reforms and modernization, was the common desire of the Turkish Nation in the deepest grief of losing Atatürk.
Ankara – Atatürk House
As it is known, due to the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire after the World War I, the house that Atatürk was born and spent his childhood years in, had remained outside of the country land.
Antalya – Alanya Atatürk House Museum
On 18 February 1935 the founder of the Turkish Republic, the great leader Atatürk visited Alanya. The house that he stayed and rested for a while was donated to the Ministry of Culture by the owner Mr Tevfik Azakoglu. The house was restored, furnished and opened to the visitors as “Atatürk House and Museum” in 1987.
Antalya – Atatürk Museum
At the beginning of March 1930, Atatürk was in Izmir. The weather was going very cold. Atatürk thought of taking a rest for a week in Antalya’s warm weather.
Balıkesir – Kuva-i Milliye (National Forces) Museum
The building, which was used as the Municipality Building until it became the Kuva-yi Milliye (National Forces) Museum, was built in 1840, for the Treasury Officer of the province subdivision of Karesi, Mehmet Pasha as a lodge. Later on, in late 1800’s vanished in a fire. The grandchild Halit Pasha built a new mansion in its place and during the Independence War, it was utilized for important services.
Bursa – Atatürk Museum
The building, which is situated on Cekirge Avenue, is believed to be constructed at the end of the 19th Century. The lodge has two floors and a basement. During his second visit to Bursa in between 20-24 January 1923, Bursa Municipality had purchased this building from Colonel Mehmet Bey and presented it to Atatürk as a gift.
Çanakkale – Eceabat Çamyayla Atatürk Headquarters
Lieutenant Colonel Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) who was the military Attache in Sofia had seen that The Ottoman Government inevitably was going to enter the World War One, had asked insistently from the Commander-in-Chief’s office to be appointed to an active duty. In return for his insistence, on 20 January 1915, he was appointed as the Commanding Officer to the 19 Division which was being established in the Tekirdag region.
Denizli – Atatürk and Ethnographical Museum
There is no document relating to the construction date of this building situated in the Ucancibasi district of the city, it is now used as a museum. But, according to the people, it is presumed to have been constructed at the end of the 19th Century by a Greek origin person Kimon Vandazoflus who became a Turkish citizen later on.
Diyarbakır – Atatürk Lodge
The Diyarbakir Atatürk Lodge is 2.5 Km south of the Diyarbakir city walls. Atatürk, after the Gallipoli Wars, by the end of February 1916 was assigned as the commander of the 16 Army Corps at the Eastern Front. On 14 March 1916, he arrived at the Army Corps headquarters in Diyarbakir. The Semanoglu lodge outside the city walls had been allotted to Atatürk’s use.
Erzurum – Atatürk Museum
The museum is situated on Caykara street, Caykara Avenue. It was built as a mansion by a wealthy man of Erzurum at the end of the XIX. Century. It was used as the German Consulate for 9 months in between 1915 – 1916 and after the liberation of Erzurum, it was given to the governor of Erzurum as the residence on 12 March 1918.
Eskişehir – Atatürk and Culture Museum
Situated in the Arifiye district of the city, the building was built in 1921 and used as the Supreme Court of Appeal. The two-storey building’s first floor was built by stone and the second floor by brick masonry.
İçel – Mersin Atatürk House Museum
The building is situated in the focal point of the city, in one of the most important and busy avenues of Mersin, the “Atatürk Avenue”.
İçel – Silifke Atatürk House
The house that Atatürk was put up on 27 January 1925, at his first visit to Silifke, is a two-storey brick building having an area of 329 square metres, situated in the Saray quarter of the town.
İstanbul – Dolmabahçe Palace
In the gardens of Clock Tower, Furnishing Department, Aviary, Harem and Heir Aperient’s apartment sections, cafeterias and gift shops are formed to service the visitors. With these new arrangements the Palace, today, has been acquired of the museum sections and, of artistic and cultural activities.
İstanbul – Florya Atatürk Sea Pavilion
The pavilion, which was projected by architect Seyfi Arkan as per the request of the Istanbul municipality in 1935, was constructed as a summer house for Atatürk. And the same year, on 14 August, it was opened to usage.
İstanbul – Pera Palas Hotel Atatürk Room
While he was the Commander of the 7 Army, Atatürk accompanied heir apparent Vahdeddin to Germany on 1917, after his return to Istanbul on 4 January 1918, Atatürk lodged in the Pera Palas Hotel and resided there until he moved to the house in Sisli. In recent years, the room that Atatürk used during his stays in the Pera Palas Hotel, is arranged as “Atatürk Room.” In this room, his bed, wardrobe, desk, some personal belongings and photographs are displayed.
İzmir – Atatürk Museum
The building is in Izmir, I. Kordon (Atatürk Boulevard) built in between 1875-1880 by a carpet merchant, Takfor, as a resident. It was nationalized after being abandoned by its owner on 9 September 1922. After entering Izmir, the Turkish Army used the building as its headquarters.
Kastamonu – Archeological Museum – Atatürk Hall
The museum building that was drawn by the Architect Kemalettin Bey, was first used on 1910 as the Union and Progress Society building, and later on, on 1921 it was given to the service of the Independence Tribunal.
Kayseri – Atatürk Museum
This building, located at Tennuri Street of the Cumhuriyet (Republic) quarter in the centre of Kayseri, got constructed in the 19th century by Rasit Aga as a house.
Kocaeli – İzmit Museum and Atatürk House
The Izmit Museum and Atatürk House opened to visitors on 1966 at the historical Hunting Lodge.
Konya – Akşehir Western Front Headquarters Museum
After the victory of the Major Battle of Sakarya, the enemy took up a position in the east of Afyon – Eskisehir line. Because of this, the western front headquarters was moved from the village of Alagöz to Aksehir. On the 18th of November 1921, the headquarters moves into the municipality building in Aksehir and works there until 24th August 1922, the day it moves to the Front.
Konya – Atatürk Museum
The historical two-storey building is located at Atatürk Avenue. It was constructed in 1912 of hewn and unhewn stone and bricks. It was registered in the name of the Treasury in 1923 and was used as the Governor’s office, after Atatürk’s arrival to Konya it was assigned to him.
Malatya – Atatürk House
The Malatya Atatürk House was opened on 1981 after the arrangement of the People’s House.
Rize – Atatürk Museum
Rize – Atatürk Museum arranged and opened to visitors on 1984 in the historical house belonging to Osman Mataraci. On September 1924 Atatürk went on a tour lasting a couple of months, known as Atatürk’s autumn tour, and during this tour visited the Black Sea provinces.
Samsun – Atatürk Museum
The Atatürk museum, which was constructed as the 19th of May Gallery within the old fairground, opened to visitors on 1 July 1968.
Samsun – Gazi Museum
The Gazi museum is located on the Mecidiye Avenue at the Kale district in the centre of Samsun. The walls of this two-storey building were made of bricks. Lathwork was used in the inside. Atatürk stayed for 6 days in this building during his first arrival to Samsun on 19 May 1919.
Samsun – Havza Atatürk House
The three-storey building is situated on the street. Between 25 May 1919 and 12 June 1919 Atatürk stayed and worked in this building which was known as Mesudiye Hotel.
Sivas – Congress Hall Atatürk and Ethnographical Museum
The building that was used as the “National Struggle Headquarters” between 2nd September – 18th December 1919 by the Representative Committee and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, has an exceptional and important place within our Republic’s history.
Trabzon – Atatürk Pavilion
After the declaration of the Republic the great tour of the nation, named as The Autumn Tour, was started from Dumlupinar. After arriving to Bursa from there, Atatürk went to Mudanya and from there sailed to the Black Sea via Bosporus on board the Hamidiye cruiser. On 15 September 1924 arrived in Trabzon at 11:00 p.m. Atatürk, his wife Latife and his close friends received a warm welcome from the people of Trabzon.
Uşak – Atatürk and Ethnographical Museum
Atatürk and Ethnographical Museum is situated at Hisarkapi Uluyolu (street), Bozkurt district of the Uşak province. The building was constructed during the 1890’s.
Yalova – Atatürk Pavilions
The Attürk Pavilion, which the location was chosen by Atatürk and his friends, and appeared within the Atatürk Pavilions Group, is well-known by the completion of the building in a very short time and having the characteristic of an “Atatürk House”.