Ankara Türkpusat Museum of Traditional Turkish Archery and Combat Tools
Türkpusat Traditional Combat Weapons Museum aims to introduce the traditional equipment used by the Turks and preserve the cultural heritage in this direction. In our museum, it is possible to learn about the subtleties of Turkish martial art, especially archery, in the historical, philosophical, and technical fields. In addition, the accumulation of craft behind the military tradition is introduced in detail. Our original collections belonging to different periods of our war and sports history are open to visitors in our museum, which aims for its visitors to experience, touch, and feel the history.
In addition to displaying arrowheads, bows, thumb rings, range and war arrows, swords, daggers, shields, axes, spears, armor, battle-ax, trenches, and caftans that shed light on Roman and Turkish history in our museum, we offer the opportunity to learn about the manufacturing stages and methods of using these materials. Our collection includes the sword of Abdulhamid II made of Damascus steel; our collection includes the sword of Abdulhamid II made of Damascus steel; there are different types of swords such as striking weapons such as mace, mace, spear, halberd, ax, armpit shaking, boxwood, and gadder. In addition, archery materials such as quiver, dorlach, puta (a leather bag filled with sawdust or cottonseed), and substances used in the production of bows, bows, and thumb rings are available. One of the most important elements that make our museum collection stand out is that it contains the largest collection of arrowheads in terms of variety and periodization. 10 spearheads, 452 arrowheads, and 18 thumb rings (archer rings) unearthed from archaeological excavations dating from the Neolithic-Chalcolithic ages to the Middle Ages and the New Age are the most valuable artifacts of our collection. In addition to these, ethnographic equipment and artifacts such as armor, börk (head scarf), caftan, and mouth harp are also available.
One of the most important features that make our museum stand out is the presentation service provided to our visitors. The presentation, which lasts 45 minutes, is accompanied by an expert; during the presentation, the historical process of the collection, the stages of production, the methods of use and the impact on art and literature are explained.
Address: Kale Mahallesi, Gozcü Street No: 9 Altindag / ANKARA (Near the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)
0312 311 12 35
Our museum is open from Dec 9:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. Our museum is closed on Mondays.