Kırıkkale MKE Weapons Industry Museum Map And Location
Information About Kırıkkale MKE Weapons Industry Museum
Kırıkkale MKE Weapons Industry Museum, MKE Weapon Industry Museum or Kırıkkale Weapon Museum, commonly known as the MKE Kırıkkale Weapon Factory, was established within the MKE Kırıkkale Weapon Factory and reopened on November 2, 1993.
The museum exhibits a wide range of weapons from the 14th century to the present. weapons collected in the museum were brought together from various cities of Turkey.
The museum became the first private museum of Kırıkkale in 1987 with the decision of the General Directorate of Monuments and Museums. On July 15, 1990, it was opened to public visits only during the Week of Museums. The Museum, which is located within the borders of the Weapon Factory of Kırıkkale, was reopened on November 2, 1993 after the works were taken to a larger hall and rearranged.
The weight of the artifacts exhibited in the museum are those collected from the people of Istanbul and the Black Sea after the Turkish War of Independence and smuggled to Anatolia. Some of them were taken from the arms factory in Istanbul Tophane for protection. Works in the museum, 13.-14. It is exhibited in chronological order as protective, piercing, cutting and igniter starting from the 19th century to the present day.
Besides the swords, arrows and muzzles, the firearms used by the Ottoman army, as well as the weapons used in the 15th and 16th centuries in the western states and various war tools were among the exhibited works. The museum, which consists of approximately 500 pieces, is one of the most striking works; It is an armor shirt and helmet weighing 28 kilos. This 14th century artifact was used to protect the fighter against arrow and sword blows from his enemy. All of the artifacts exhibited in the museum consist of original pieces recorded in the inventory book.
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