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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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Waltham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not really what we thought it was going to be a bit lacking we didnt expect the Titanic but could be better nice to look to cool off

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Diss
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The actual remains of a sunken wooden merchant ship complete with salvaged cargo dating back over 2300 years. The ship is only a small trading vessel but it is a staggering historical artefact none the less. It is located in a welcoming temperature-controlled room inside the courtyard of Kyrenia Castle so the entry fee is already included.

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Leven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Although the idea of looking at a shipwreck was not an exciting prospect we had a look anyway as we had paid to go into Kyrenia Castle. Prior to going in there is a display of life in the world at the time of the seafarers. It is well laid out and gives enough information without going into too much... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We incorporated the visit here whist at the Castle. It looks like a new museum. A real insight on a smaller scale of how the boats were constructed and life for the crew. Very informative.with some original artefacts.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Very interesting and informative about the recovery and restoration work undertaken. The new viewing galleries are airy and all the information is clear and concise to read. Didn't know until we visited, that this museum is actually inside the castle!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have been here many years ago. Very interesting museum and a nice place to visit for a family day out.

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Is in a part of the castle When you enter it you see a copy of how it original should have been, including the cargo. Furthermore several photo's how they manage to map it and to get some of the thing above water. The wreck itself is in a seperate room but not that spectaculare. It is just a part... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Remains of a ship from days of Alexander. Well displayed and informative display. Coffee shop has limited opening hours in winter.

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Chawton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Entrance is included in the Fort ticket otherwise probably not worth a separate fee. Contains one key exhibit of a large preserved hull otherwise the exhibits are undistinguished.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

In Kyrenia Castle, the Ancient Shipwreck Museum is the highpoint. Beautifully displayed is the 2300 year old boat recovered from off the coast of Kyrenia, with a host of artefacts from as large as amphorae to as small as individual lentils and grape seeds. It brings to life the ancient world, and the amazing work done recovering this ship from... More

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