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Address: Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus

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A wreck to remember

The Shipwreck Museum is inside Kyrenia Castle unless this is a separate place. It is the wreck of an old ship carrying cargo that foundered on the N. Cyprus coast. There isn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Shipwreck Museum is inside Kyrenia Castle unless this is a separate place. It is the wreck of an old ship carrying cargo that foundered on the N. Cyprus coast. There isn't much left it is really really old.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

So much history preserved for all to see, from the remains of the ship to the fluid carrying jars. The whole experience is so well done, shows how people risked their lives traveling. Enjoyed every minute and found it fascinating .

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Istanbul, Turkey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Located within the Girne Castle, this museum holds the remains of a ship and its cargo (nuts). The ship sank close to the Girne harbour. The ship is reconstructed partly.

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This small exhibition is situated within the main Castle. The information in both Turkish and English explains how this small boat was discovered in the later part of the 20th Century having been first used (thanks to carbon dating) back in the year 250BC Beautifully preserved and presented this is a very special all be it small exhibition A definite... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Absolutely fascinating and very well presented.well done. Interesting to see the dogs playing in the museum. Charming

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We thought the shipwreck museum was separate to the Castle, so a pleasant surprise to find a two-for-one experience - the castle itself and the shipwreck!

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

One ticket covers the entrance to the Castle and the shipwreck museum which is not that big but it is of huge interest. The remains and exhibits from the ship date back to the 4th century BC and include the cargo and items relating to the daily lives of its sailors.

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Interesting to see, there is one wreckage. ıt is interesting to see ancient people could make money out of such a small boat with 4 crew.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There is nothing much to see, bottom side of the boat and couple of amphoras. If it would be located somewhere outside the castle and i would have to travel to see it, i would be very disappointed.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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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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