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Cumhuriyet Müzesi (Museum of the Republic)

Cumhuriyet Müzesi (Museum of the Republic) Review

In Turkey's first parliament building, which now houses the Museum of the Republic, politicians debated principles and policies that would shape the Turkish Republic as a modern secular nation. The great hall where parliament convened from 1924 to 1960 is decorated in Seljuk and Ottoman styles, with an ornately inlaid wooden ceiling, enormous crystal chandelier, and a loggia-like gallery from which dignitaries addressed the assembly. The museum comprises a small exhibit on the early years of the Republic; although signs are only in Turkish, a free—and very informative—English audio guide is available.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Cumhuriyet Cad. 22, off Ulus Meyd. Ulus, Ankara | Map It
  • Phone: 312/310–5361
  • Cost: 3 TL
  • Hours: Summer, Tues.–Sun. 8:45–6:45; winter, 8:45–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Ankara
Updated: 11-21-2013

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