Askeri Müze (Istanbul Military Museum): 41.047800, 28.988075
Askeri Müze (Istanbul Military Museum)
This museum covers the weaponry, tactics, uniforms, and equipment of Anatolia's empires. Inside you'll find everything from historic Ottoman uniforms, Ottoman weaponry through the ages, military standards from Byzantine, Russian, and Austro-Hungarian armies, and exhibits on Ataturk. Additionally, there are concerts put on by the Mehter - the first military band in history, whose music heralded the arrival of the conquering Ottoman armies. The Mehter performs most days between 3pm and 4pm.