In Turkey, there are quite a few interesting and unusual museums. The municipality of each city is trying to popularize visiting museums and rid guests of the stereotype that museums are boring. Exhibitions are devoted to a variety of topics and events. Many museums are dedicated to famous people who have made a huge contribution to the cultural, political or economic development of the country. One of these museums is the Namik Kemal Museum, located in the center of the city of Tekirdag.
Namik Kemal is a famous Turkish poet who made a special contribution to the development of literature and occupies a significant place in the culture of Turkey. The museum recreates the house as it was during the life of the poet with the help of furniture, decor and personal belongings. Thus, the city gives respect and memory to the great poet who was born on this earth.
History of Namik Kemal Museum
Namik Kemal, the great Turkish poet and novelist, was born in the city of Tekirdag in 1840. He received an excellent education and from early childhood began to write poetry. Namik Kemal knew several languages, worked as a translator and journalist. He was a brave and talented person who was not afraid to write about justice, about love for his country and nation, about freedom and law. The poet died in 1888 in the Greek city of Chios.
Especially for the construction of the Namik Kemal Museum, the municipality of Tekirdag restored several houses of the 19th century in the city center. In one of them the house-museum of the poet was organized, which opened its doors in 1993.
The museum exhibits personal items and photographs of the poet, his notes in newspapers, documents and paintings. In addition, the interior of the house fully reflects the life of the citizens of the 19th century. The museum is open every day except Monday. Entrance to the museum is free.
How to get to Namik Kemal Museum
The Namik Kemal Museum is located in the center of Tekirdag, so getting here is quite simple both by public transport and by taxi. You can use buses number 1, 4, 5, 7, 12 and 15.
Museum address: Eskicami-ortacami Mahallesi, Namik Kemal Cd.
Nearest hotels to Namik Kemal Museum
In the immediate vicinity of the Namik Kemal Museum there are many hotels for every taste and budget. Among them:
- Ramada Tekirdag
- Des Otel
- Yayoba Hotel
- Goldhan Hotel
- Hotel 59
Nearest restaurants to Namik Kemal Museum
The choice of the nearest restaurants to the Namik Kemal Museum is also quite large. You can be sure that you will not go hungry, but rather discover the wonderful world of Turkish national cuisine. The nearest cafes and restaurants to the museum are:
- Etoba Restoran
- Meshur Kofteci Apti Ozcan
- Sar Pastanesi
- Umurbey Winehouse
- İki Kardesler