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Ancient Shipwreck Museum

Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in Kyrenia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Sheerness, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Situated in the castle grounds this reminds me of the Mary Rose. It is housed in a temperature controlled room and is well worth a visit.

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South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I'm really glad friends living in Girne told me about this and gave me stuff to read before I visited or I might have missed this. The Shipwreck museum is inside Girne/Kyrenia castle and included in your castle admission ticket. If you have been fascinated by the Mary Rose wreck in Portsmouth and it's preservation - well, this is much,... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We loved visiting this place. This shipwreck is the second oldest ever found so it is truly amazing. The June 1970 copy National Geographic tells you all about how this was first discovered by divers, and all the background on how it was brought from the sea to the castle. If you can't get a copy they are all available... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a wonderful museum packed with information and the artefacts are well looked after and displayed - its well worth a visit

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Wallasey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Inside the castle at Kyrenia harbour (and included in the admission) is a great little museum, centre attraction id the ancient greek trading vessel recovered off the coast! Kept in air condiotion cold to preserve it, it is a window on a time gone by - enjoy.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

when visisting the castle at the old port, it is a relief to discover this exposition within its walls. It gives repreive from the heat as it is well airconditioned. The exhibits are of good quality, although they could be presented in a more alluring fashion.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is located inside the grounds of kyrenia castle and was very interesting. Even if you're not a history buff its worth a visit as its included in the entrance cost to the castle and its air conditioned too which makes a refreshing break in the heat of the cyprus day.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Along with all the other historic delights in the castle at Kyrnia is this huge boat that is well preserved along with numerous artifacts that explain the life of the crew and it's voyage over 2,000 years ago. The fact that the chamber has to be kept very cool is also a wonderful escape from the hot Cyrus sun

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Hemsedal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Amazing that we can still see the cargo from a more than 2300 year old ship. A must to see when visiting Kyrenia and Kyrenia Castle.

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Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A tiny two roomed museum hidden inside the castle. We didnt really expect much but ended up staying over an hour finding out about the history of the island as revealed through the journey of the boat/ship and its cargo. All is well exhibited and explained.

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