On 18 February 1935 the founder of the Turkish Republic, the great leader Atatürk visited Alanya. The house that he stayed and rested for a while was donated to the Ministry of Culture by the owner Mr. Tevfik Azakoglu. The house was restored, furnished and opened to the visitors as “Atatürk House and Museum” in 1987. The personal effects of Atatürk, photographs, a telegraph written by Atatürk and sent to the people of Alanya and other historical documents are exhibited in the first floor rooms of the museum. In the second floor rooms, typical Alanya house with all its features is conserved and samples of ethnographical items peculiar to the region are being exhibited.