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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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Hemsedal, Norway
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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norwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very interesting however seemed to be a load of locals hiding in the cooled room watching videos and joking around when we visited.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had read reviews criticising this museum for lack of information, however, they couldn't give any more information, this was just an everyday trading vessel from 4BC, with no records or ledger. I found the whole thing fascinating the curators have recreated a secion of the hold as it would have been and they also display a model of what... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I thought the museum would have a myriad stories and impressions of shipwrecks through the ages when it only really has one. This is displayed well and all the artefacts and details are good, but a museum is perhaps too exaggerated a term for it. The saving grace is the entry is included as part of the entry to Kyrenia... More

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Waltham, United Kingdom
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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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