Ulucanlar Prison Museum Overview

Considered to be the very first concept of its type in Turkey, the famous Ulucanlar Prison Museum is a real former prison of Ankara. Known to have sheltered a number of renowned political activists and journalists of the country for more than 81 years.

According to historical facts, the country's former Prime Minister, Bulent Ecevit was also one of the inmates of this prison in the bygone times. Established in the year 2011, the Ulucanlar Prison Museum displays many interesting exhibits including the personal belongings and pictures of past prisoners. Explore the captivating history of this site on your Turkey packages, discovering the profound significance it holds within the context of Turkey's political and historical narrative.

One can also witness the original graffiti made on the prison walls by the former inmates. During their visit, tourists can also see the wax statues of the prisoners in their everyday prison life. The museum even has a small library where one can find the books penned down by the ex-inmates of the Ulucanlar Prison Museum. 

Location: Sukriye Mahallesi, Ulucanlar Cd. No:63, 06030 Altındag/Ankara, Turkey

Price: There is no entry fee for visiting the Ulucanlar Prison Museum

Timings: Ulucanlar Prison Museum is open for visiting from 10 AM to 4 PM, throughout the week, except on Monday. The museum closes at 5 PM on weekends.

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

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