This museum deals with the history of the city and covers exhibits form the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign as well as past and present information about life in the city, its administration, local and foreign influence and stories and memories from citizens. Many of the exhibits have been donated to the museum by citizens of the city.
The museum is home to various exhibitions which change throughout the year. The fixed exhibition describing the city and its history is unfortunately only in Turkish. This is a very small two storey museum and it can generally be covered within an hour or so depending on what exhibits are on show.
Note: The Çanakkale Archaeological Museum or Çanakkele Arkeoloji Müzesi in Turkish is still listed as a museum in Canakkale on some websites. However, it was moved in 2018 to the Troy Museum or Truva Muzesi which is on the main road to the ancient city of Troy so you can combine your visit and cover both at the same time. It is quite far out of town, about 30km or a 25 minute drive so you will need to take a taxi or bus to get you there. There are many organised tours which can be booked in the city centre which will also arrange to take to you to Troy if you don’t have your own transport. ( See our Troy section for more details ).