Atatürk's Private Belongings

Atatürk's Private Belongings


The section between the Tower of National Pact and the Tower of Revolution was determined as museum, which is suitable for Anıtkabir Project. Therefore, Anıtkabir Atatürk Museum was opened on June 21, 1960. The museum, where belongings Atatürk used and presents given to him were exhibited for a long time, was changed into Atatürk and the War of Independence Museum by combining it with the pillared area under honour hall of Mausoleum in 2002.

The museum, which can be entered through the gate of the Tower of National Pact that is on the right when you look at the monument block from the ceremony square, is consisted of four parts. In the first part, Atatürk’s personal belongings are exhibited. Çanakkale Battles and the War of Independence are told with oil paintings in the second section and National Struggle and reforms are told in each galleries in the third section. In the fourth section, books which belong to Atatürk and samples from the parts on which he took notes and underlined while reading are exhibited.

In Atatürk Museum, between the Tower of National Pact and the Tower of Revolution, belongings Atatürk used and presents given to him by foreign statespeople are exhibited There are also items in the museum which are donated by Atatürk’s adopted daughters; Afet İnan, Rukiye Erkin and Sabiha Gökçen. In the tower of Revolution, which is the end of above mentioned section, there are casual garments, the Marshall Uniform and fitness equipment of Atatürk. Similarly the presidential flag, that used to be placed on the official car, the flag of independent Hatay, which designed by Atatürk, and the wax statue of Atatürk are exhibited here as well. Through the door, opening from the Tower of Republic into the sub section of the mausoleum, comes vault galleries.