One of the richest museum of its kind, this military museum and cultural centre has been operating in a new building since 1993.the building used to be the military academy where Atatürk studied from 1899-1905. His classroom has been preserved as it was then . In the museum you can find arrows, swords, saddles, cavalry uniforms and richly decorated armor and helmets used in the early Islamic period as well as Persian, Caucasion, European and Turkish examples.
And also weapons and uniforms from the First World War, The Gallipoli Campaign, and the War of Independence. There is a diorama depicting the conquest of Istanbul. In addition to those the museum is the main location for performances by the Mehter Band which was first formed in the 14th century.