Istanbul Naval Museum

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Istanbul Naval Museum
Istanbul Naval Museum new building Oct 2013.JPG
Istanbul Naval Museum new building Oct 2013
Established 1897
Location Hayrettin İskelesi Sok.80690 Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Type Naval museum

The Istanbul Naval Museum (Turkish: İstanbul Deniz Müzesi) is a national naval museum of the Republic of Turkey, located in Istanbul. It was established in 1897[1] by the Ottoman Minister of Navy Bozcaadalı Hasan Hüsnü Paşa.[2]

The museum contains an important collection of military artifacts pertaining to the Ottoman Navy.[1]

The museum is located on Hayrettin İskelesi Sok.80690 Beşiktaş, Istanbul, near the Beşiktaş ferry. In the field of maritime, it is Turkey's largest museum, with a great variety of collections. Around 20,000 pieces are present in its collection. Being connected to the sea-forces commander in Turkey, it is also the country's first military museum.

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Coordinates: 41°02′30″N 29°00′20″E / 41.04167°N 29.00556°E / 41.04167; 29.00556