Erzurum Atatürk House Museum

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The Atatürk House Museum is located in the city center. The exact date of construction is unknown. It is estimated that it was built at the end of the 19th century. It was used as the German Consulate for a short period of 9 months between 1915-1916. After the liberation of Erzurum on 12 March 1918, it was given to the Erzurum Governorship as a residence. Governor Mahir Akkaya lived here until July 3, 1919, and the mansion was evacuated when he left Erzurum.

They settled with Hüseyin Rauf Bey and his friends on 9 July 1919 in this mansion in Erzurum, where Mustafa Kemal Pasha had come for the congress after his departure to Samsun. The mansion gained its historical identity and an important place in the History of the Republic, with the Erzurum Congress continuing its work here for 52 days until August 29, 1919. After Mustafa Kemal Pasha left Erzurum, the house was again used as the Governor's Mansion.

Upon their arrival in Erzurum on 13 September 1924 after the proclamation of the Republic, the golden key and the title deed of the house, which were made by a jeweler from Erzurum by the Mayor Nazif Bey, were presented to Mustafa Kemal Pasha on behalf of the city.

The mansion, which was given to the residence of the Erzurum Corps Commanders between 1920 and 1934, was transferred to her sister Makbule Boysan Hanım after Atatürk's death and, according to the information obtained from the land registry records, it was transferred to the Child Protection Agency on 12.10.1944 upon her request after her death.  The building, which was used by this institution until 1980, was transferred to the Ministry of Culture by the Ministry of Health on 8.5.1984.

The building, which consists of a ground floor, a first floor, and an attic on the basement floor, was repaired and opened to visitors as Atatürk House Museum on 3.10.1984, affiliated to the Museum Directorate.

In the room to the right of the entrance hall, documents, photographs, clothes, and belongings of Kazım Karabekir, Rauf Dinç, and Kazım Yurdalan are exhibited.

Opposite this room, there is the room where the Turkish newspaper Envari Şarkiye, published in Anatolia, Albayrak, the unforgettable newspaper of the National Struggle Period, and the printing machine where Erzurum Congress declarations were printed, are exhibited.

Photographs and biographies of the members of the Erzurum Congress are exhibited in the anteroom on the first floor. From here, you can pass through the study room, the reception hall and the bedroom.

Some of the important events that took place in the mansion, which was opened as the Atatürk Museum on 3.10.1984, are as follows;

1. Between 9 July – 29 August 1919, Mustafa Kemal Pasha and his friends worked in this mansion for 52 days and laid the foundations of the National Struggle.

2. On July 8 – 9, 1919, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Pasha resigned from his military service, which he loved very much, and began his civilian life in this mansion.

3. The registration of Mustafa Kemal Pasha's population from Thessaloniki to Erzurum.

4. Mustafa Kemal Pasha was nominated from Erzurum in the Parliamentary elections and elected as a deputy for the first time.

5. Mustafa Kemal Pasha was a Delegate to Erzurum and President of the Congress.

6. Mustafa Kemal Pasha will be the Chairman of the Delegation that will participate in the Sivas Congress.

7. Mustafa Kemal Pasha mentioned other reforms he would make by saying, "After the victory, our form of government will be the Republic" in the notebook that he had attached to  M. Müfit Kansu in this mansion during the Erzurum Congress.

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Summer
08:00-19:00 (Monday : Close) Saturday 08:00-19:00 Sunday 08:00-19:00
Box Office Closed 18:30
Winter
08:00-17:00 (Monday : Close) Saturday 08:00-17:00 Sunday 08:00-17:00
Box Office Closed 16:30

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erzurummuzesi@ktb.gov.tr
+90 (442) 234-2032
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