Gazi Museum, Samsun

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Samsun Gazi Museum is a museum dedicated to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Samsun, Turkey.The museum is at in the secondary municipality of İlkadım. It is situated in Mecidiye Cad. at Kale neighborhood in the city center. It is a two-story building constructed in brick masonry while the interior walls ate of timber-work.Atatürk is the founder of Turkey. His arrival in Samsun on 19 May 1919 is considered as the starting point of Turkish War of Independence. When Atatürk arived in Samsun, he stayed in a former hotel named Mıntıka Palas. The hotel was built in 1902 and in 1919 it was non operational. But it was opened for Atatürk to be used as his headquarters. The building was donated to him by the residents during his second visit to Samsun on September 20–24, 1924. He stayed in the building during his further visits on September 16–18, 1928 and November 22–26, 1930. The building was left over from the city municipality to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and was opened as a museum after restoration works on November 8, 1998. Up to 1998 there was another museum named Atatürk Museum in Samsun. In 22 May 2006 both museums were merged by transferring the exhibited items in the former museum to Mıntıka Palas both museums were merged.
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  • A very important ship in the history of the Turkish Republic. Ataturk used this ship to Samsun to start the independence war. It is a steam-powered vessel.  more »
  • very small place wasting time for nothing !!! my son was so bored ! I couldn't stay more than 5 mint because of the hot whether! no air condition ! you can see all the place on 10 mint.  more »
  • A very pleasant museum mainly covering the periods of Atatürk's visits to Samsun, do visit the museum, it is very nice and free! By the way it is not Veterans Museum it is "Gazi Museum" meaning the Museum for Atatürk.
  • Very amazing and very attractive place..😍
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