Atatürk House and Museum

Atatürk House and Museum

Located on Atatürk Street in the heart of Mersin, Atatürk House and Museum was built in 1897 by a merchant for Christman, the consul of Germany. For this reason, the building is also called Krisman Mansion. Christman married a girl from the Mavromati family and they intended to live in this house. Afterwards, it was known as Mavromati Mansion.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk visited Mersin during his travels across the country and stayed in this house during his visit to Mersin between January 20 and February 2, 1925. The building was purchased in 1972 and started to be used as Toros College, and when the college, which was active for a few years, was closed, the building was decided to be used as Atatürk House by the Ministry of Culture and opened to visitors as Atatürk House and Museum in 1992.

The lower floor of the building serves as a museum where photographs taken during Atatürk’s visit to Mersin and documents related to Mersin are exhibited. A few of Atatürk’s belongings brought from Anıtkabir are also exhibited on the lower floor.

Mersin Ataturk Evi Muzesi Fotograflar
Mersin Ataturk Evi Muzesi Belgeler

There are 7 rooms on the upper floor of the two-story museum. On the upper floor, where there are bedrooms, study rooms and living rooms, you can have an idea about the furniture of the period and the use of the rooms. Some of the rooms in the museum are decorated with household items from ethnography museums in various provinces of Turkey. The museum also exhibits some of the items used by Atatürk in this house.

Mersin Ataturk Evi Muzesi Yatak Odasi
Mersin Ataturk Evi Muzesi Oturma Odasi

The exterior design of the building is as beautiful as the interior design. At the entrance of the gate, columns with ancient features carry the balcony above it. The garden is beautifully landscaped and this visit is intended to be a beautiful memory of the trip for the visitors.

Mersin Ataturk Evi Muzesi Gezi Yazisi
Mersin Ataturk Evi Muzesi Bahcesi