A beautiful three storied building which was the residence of Ataturk
after his return from the Syrian front has undergone restoration and is a significant museum where his photographs, personal belongings and collections, paintings and historical documents from Turkish Reform are now exhibited. Atatürk lived and worked here before the War of Independence between 1918 and 1919. The house was originally built in 1908 and restored by the Municipality of Istanbul
in 1943 but after the insurrection of 1960 and a subsequent fire in 1962 a full scale restoration was undertaken and completed on Atatürk’s 100th birthday and was renamed the Atatürk Museum”; it has been open to the public since 1981 with some further restoration work was carried out in 1989.
The top floor of this building was where his mother Zubeyde Hanim and sister Makbule lived, his loyal officer and aide-de-camp resided in the lower floor and Ataturk
used the middle floor for himself. The house witnessed many meetings held by Atatürk during the invasion of Istanbul
after World War I and it was bought by Tahsin Uzer in 1924, a former Governor of Erzurum
who placed a sign at the door’s entrance saying it was once the residence of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. In 1928 the Istanbul
Municipality purchased it and converted it into the Atatürk Revolution Museum to display Atatürk’s personal effects and paintings of notable individuals from that period along with documents of moral value bearing his signature. The museum is very popular with both domestic and foreign visitors.
Museum (Tel: +90 (212) 240 6319) opens daily between 09:30-16:00 except Thursdays and Sundays.
The museum is located on Halaskargazi Street in the Sisli district of Istanbul.