The foundations of the building were laid in 1926. The building, which was used as a Turkish place for military service in the first years it was built, later served as the provincial center of the Republican People's Party and the People's House. The building, which was used as an annex building of Malatya High School for a while, now hosts its visitors as Atatürk Memorial House and Ethnography Museum. The historical building was built with smooth-cut stone, designed as a basement and ground floor, with the effects of the 1st National Architecture movement. It is one of the rare buildings built with the effects of the First National Architectural movement in Malatya. Atatürk's arrival in Malatya; Mustafa Kemal Atatürk visited Malatya twice, in 1931 and 1937. The first visit is for the opening of the Malatya-Diyarbakır railway. On their second arrival, they came to the region to lay the foundations of the Diyarbakır-Iran-Iraq railway and stopped by Malatya on this occasion. When he came to Malatya, he held his meetings in this building. The Exhibition Layout of our Museum; The room where the photographs of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk taken in various provinces and Malatya are exhibited as part of his trips to the dormitories, and the representative room of the meeting he had with the dignitaries of the city during his visit to Malatya are exhibited. In addition, the exhibition hall is prepared in memory of the Malatyans who were martyred in the First World War and the rooms where the photographs about the death of Atatürk are displayed are exhibited in our museum.
You can see the list of soldiers who were martyred in the First World War by going to the front from Malatya and who can be identified in our museum. Again, the weapons used during these periods and daily use items are exhibited in our museum. There are carpets with wool weaving prepared on various subjects in the entrance part of our museum. One of these carpets is Atatürk, the other is Seyit Onbaşı carpets are woven in three dimensions. Ethnographic artifacts used in the last period of the Ottoman Empire, the National Struggle and the first years of our Republic are exhibited in our museum. You can see the war tools of these periods, the seals used in official correspondence, and various tools used in daily life in our museum. We invite you to our museum to see these and more.