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Ancient Shipwreck Museum

Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Kyrenia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Still on process museum but there are so many things to see. Old ships, their parts, pictures, stories and more...

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The shipwreck museum lies inside the Kyrenia castle, on the right side of Kyrenia-harbour. In museum, which is nicely arranged and maintained, is possible to see the remains of an ancient greek merchant ship from 300 BC, named Kyrenia Ship, and artefacts found onboard of it. This is one of the oldest vessels ever recovered, was found in 1965 nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

i am happy i visited this place and i had the chance to see this i would like to come back with my children, i love the old historical areas and palces

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Cambridge
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visited Kyrenia castle in October and was surprised to see it was the home of the Shipwreck museum. One ticket covers both. It was pretty interesting to see the boat sections filled with amphora's as well as the picture based re-enactment of the boats last voyage. It was all quite fascinating and gave me a window into the style of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The shipwreck museum is found in kyrenia Castle interesting to see a over 2000 year old ship wreck with its cargo

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very well laid out displays of the ships contents, ship building and sailors lives then the actual ships itself in a sealed air conditioned room

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Suffolk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Located within Kyrenia Castle this museum has a boat that has been brought up from the ocean after many years and the history is fully explained in detailed writings as you proceed through the museum. The original cargo holders are there with detail of how many there were on board and what they were holding. Proceeding up the stairs to... More 

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Hillam, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A small but very well presented museum focussing upon one specific, ancient ship wreck. Don't miss it when visiting Kyrenia Castle.

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Chatham Kent UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very interesting and somewhat of a hot spot experience take or drink plenty of water as the heat builds up inside the castle walls, but worth a vist.

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Sheerness, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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