Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Konya Independence War Martyrdom Museum

The Independence War Martyrdom Museum, which is placed right adjacent to the martyrdom and is positioned between the Mevlana Museum and the Mevlana Cultural Center, narrates chronicles the War of Independence and the war years using models and figures.

The Konya War of Independence Martyrs Memorial is a memorial built to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives during The Gallipoli Campaign and the War of Independence. The memorial, which is important because Konya is one of the regions that lost the most soldiers, is built by the metropolitan municipality. Inside the memorial, there is also a museum that allows visitors to learn about the great epic of the past. The museum, which tells the story of the village life in Konya during The Gallipoli Campaign and War of Independence, the Kocatepe Front of the War of Independence and finally the village life in Konya after the war through miniature models and figures, is equipped with an Automatic Audio Guide System and the audio guide production is designed to enhance the visitors' experience of this unique museum.

The flags of sixteen historical Turkish states can be seen on the walk to the museum. The welcoming dome greets us as one of the most spectacular instances of stonemasonry that has survived in the territories since Anatolian Seljuks. The entrance gate, which is identical in design but embellished with kündekari woodworking and stones, is followed by the entrance courtyard, which has been meticulously decorated by Uzbek artisans. The four mosaic paintings in this courtyard portray important scenes from the War of Independence.

The War of Independence Museum Martyrdom transports all visitors to the war years through oil paintings and music systems, fueling our admiration for our soldiers.

You can visit the museum between 09.00 and 17.30 on weekdays.