Çanakkale Naval Museum was established as part of the 67th anniversary celebration program of March 18, 1915 Çanakkale Naval Victory, as a complex building in the city centre to serve the need for informing the visitors about 1915 Çanakkale Naval Battles and Gallipoli Campaign.

The museum collection in Çimenlik Fortress was compiled with materials obtained from the battlefield, command archives, inventory surveillances along with individual and institutional donations and has been gradually improved.

The library within the museum was rearranged in 2002 as Çanakkale Battles Specialized Library.

Museum exhibition areas have been renewed in accordance with the criteria of modern museology in 2021 and are still being improved in the direction of the prepared application projects.