The Bandırma Ferry Virtual Museum, which was realized in cooperation with Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Sabancı Foundation, was opened to visitors on the website of Sabancı Foundation and Samsun Metropolitan Municipality on the 102nd anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in Samsun.
An exact replica of the steamer was made in 2001. The Bandırma Ferry, which was opened as a museum on May 18, 2003 and visited by thousands of people every year, can now be visited virtually. Stating that they were honored to bring the "Bandırma Ferry Virtual Museum", which was realized with the cooperation of the Metropolitan Municipality and Sabahcı Foundation, with the whole world, Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mustafa Demir emphasized that the events that changed history began with the arrival of Atatürk and his comrades in Samsun on 19 May 1919.
Referring to the function of the Bandırma Ferry, which played an important role in the beginning of the War of Independence, on the way to the independent Republic of Turkey, Mayor Demir said, “The Bandırma Ferry has changed the history of a country with the guests it brought from Istanbul to Samsun 102 years ago. In this sense, its importance is great, ”he said. Thanks to Güler Sabancı and everyone involved in this meaningful project, especially Güler Sabancı for their contributions to the Bandırma Ferry Virtual Museum, which was realized with the cooperation of Sabancı Foundation and Samsun Metropolitan Municipality, Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality Mustafa Demir said: we are honored, ”he said.
Photographs, Documents and Artifacts Exhibited in the Museum
The Bandırma Ferry Museum, which has been moved to the virtual environment by the Sabancı Foundation, can be visited from samsun.bel.tr and sabancivakfi.org on Wednesday, May 19 at 10.00:19. In the Bandırma Ship-Museum and the Open Air Museum of the National Struggle, there is a copy of the document showing that Atatürk accepted his birthday as May 1923. The original XNUMX edition of the Lausanne Peace Treaty in Ottoman is one of the most important historical documents of the museum.
In the museum, where a historical journey is carried out based on the documents including the duty instruction, the British Visa, the Headquarters Committee, Mustafa Kemal Pasha's telegram informing him of his arrival in Samsun and important documents regarding the journeys to Havza, Amasya and Erzurum are exhibited.
In the exhibition hall, there are also replicas of the clothes he wore in the Dolmabahçe Palace and the Savarona Yacht, the original Belgian made Nagant brand beylik gun belonging to Atatürk. Reflections of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's death to the Samsun press, the mourning ceremonies held in Samsun, Atatürk's death report, his will and the notarized copies of the testament taken from the Republic archive are exhibited in the museum, which includes examples of 14 books written by the great leader during his lifetime.
On the back deck, which is the exit area of the Bandırma Ferry, there is a cabin called furnishing hall. In this cabin, which has 5 sculptures, a meeting moment of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in arms is animated. There are many works such as compass, speed control panel and balance compass in the Captain's Mansion, which is located in the middle part of the ship, where sculptures representing the ship's Captain, Assistant and Clerk are located.
Located on the front deck and arranged as a cabin, the room was designed similarly to the bedroom in Atatürk's Savarona Yacht, and there are chairs, bedsteads and nightstands from the 1900s made of walnut wood. In the area just across from the bedroom, there is the warehouse part of the ship.
Within the body of Bandırma Ship-Museum and National Struggle Open Air Museum established on an area of 35 thousand square meters; There are Turkey's longest ceramic reliefs representing the Çanakkale War and the enemy's pouring into the sea from İzmir, the martyrs inscription of the 1200 martyrs we lost in the War of Independence, 10 bronze reliefs describing the National Struggle and the National Liberation Monument with seven figures. .