The Ulucanlar Prison Museum (Turkish: Ulucanlar Cezaevi Müzesi) is a former state prison in Ankara, Turkey that was converted into a prison museum following restoration by Altındağ Municipality. The museum was opened in 2011. It is the first museum of its kind in Turkey.
Ulucanlar Prison was established in 1925 in the Ulucanlar neighborhood of Altındağ district in Ankara, which had recently become the new capital of the Turkish Republic.
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Alena Shuleva | Aug 8, 2017
very interesting museum, only one minus - turkish language only, difficult to understand, but still nice and fresh idea!
Afjalur Rahman | Dec 30, 2017
First of this kind of museum, Ulucanlar Prison Museum was actually a state prison in Ankara, Turkey. Following restoration by Altındağ Municipality it was opened for public exploration in 2011.
Ahmet Ozkan Ocalan | Sep 6, 2017
This is the place to get why the democracy need for a country. And this is place hard to get why the country still busy to create similarities.
Direncan Uğurlu | Jul 9, 2017
Witness of the various political convicts, including presidents, journalists, movie directors, authors, students and many others. Very sad place indeed where the concept of justice was murdered many times. Please pay a visit, and watch-out your manners inside.
Ahmed Saad | Feb 28, 2018
Argun Konuk | Mar 30, 2018
The museum and the exhibition is very unique and interesting. Moreover, the museum is quite big actually. The entrance fee is 4 liras for adults and 2 liras for students. There is also a parking lot in front of the museum where you can park your vehicle easily. The only struggle must be the lack of information in English. However still it's a must visit please. The museum will give you a proper image of the Turkish political life.
Kevin Lee | Mar 30, 2018
Pretty significant to those Turkish. Otherwise nothing to be amazed by.
houda douibi | Mar 25, 2018
The idea of this museum is wanderful and very interesting
Cihan Dincer | May 31, 2018
This place is absolutely recommendable. You can feel the pain the people suffered while they had been in prison. Very rarely I had been impressed so much by a museum. The only thing, there are no English explanations... only for those who have no mentally illness or depression. Otherwise it might influence your mood too much that you might not recover so easily
Mansoor Ahmed | Jun 18, 2018
The prison museum, near the historical hamamonu district is a little unknown in Ankara. The Museum had all the prison cells well preserved and the ambiance was reinforced by the sound affects and the life size statues. It would be better if one Google the people who were imprisoned in this building as there is hardly any information in English.
Said Garba | Jul 19, 2018
I really don't know how to express the feeling. But whatever, it was a nostalgic one, having learnt how prominent Turkish scholars, artistes and politicians were incacerated due to their divergent social and political opinions!
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