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Ancient Shipwreck Museum

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Address: Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus

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I do not know why this is not better known. The museum contains the surprisingly complete shell of a 2,200 year old sailing vessel that foundered outside the harbour and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I do not know why this is not better known. The museum contains the surprisingly complete shell of a 2,200 year old sailing vessel that foundered outside the harbour and was rediscovered in the 1970s. There could be more by way of explanation of the ship itself, but there is a good exhibition detailing how it was recovered and what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Was looking forward to seeing this exhibit. However I felt little disppointed by the small amount of exhibits on display. Many only had a one word sign next to it or a sign with nothing there. As it was part of the kyrenia castle tour I don't feel it would have justified an extra ticket if they decided to charge... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Set in Kyrenia (Girne) castle this is well worth a visit. You see the preserved remains of the ship which was wreaked off the coast of Cyprus together with its cargo. You get a real sense of what it was really like. Added to this the air conditioning is top notch and worth the admission fee. There is a nice... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A very hot day on our visit but very interesting lots to see..Just amazed at all the relics especially the Shipwreck..great if your into history..suits all ages..

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Deeside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The shipwreck museum is in the castle, down stairs gives you all the history and then you go upstairs and look down to see the shipwreck which is very interesting. Its worth going to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A totally fascinating relic from 2300 BC - The main attraction is a largely intact small trading ship that was raised from the sea bed and now preserved it is a gem. The accompanying collection of salvaged cargo adds to the fascination. You have to access it through Kyrenia Castle [a single admission ticket gets you both attractions] which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Well worth a visit. We spent a couple of hours enjoying the quite well preserved castle and history, its grounds, spectacular views across the harbour and museum, including the ancient shipwreck. The cafe was a must on a warm, sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What an interesting experience this is and a must for everyone to see. it is obvious that a lot of work and expense had gone into raising this wreck and preserving it for posterity. It is displayed so excellently so that you can see all parts of it. For those of you who are visiting northern Cyprus you must visit... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

this shipwreck was discovered by divers and if you are lucky enough to get a copy of National Geographic it is well documented in there. It is worth doing your homework before you go so you really understand the significance of what you are seeing. The exhibition in the castle is very well presented and when you realize just how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The exhibit of the ancient shipwreck is well preserved and presented, not only the remains of the ship itself but also its cargo, down to almonds and grape pips that are 2300 years old. Would benefit from a little film or video explaining the background to catch people's interest and bring home what an amazing exhibit this is.

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Address: Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Kyrenia District  >  Kyrenia

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