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Ancient Shipwreck Museum

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Address: Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Bronze age wreck

Was really impressed with the quality of the restoration. Got to wander around all on our lonesome the kids loved all the artifacts. Nice and cool to get out of the sun

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was really impressed with the quality of the restoration. Got to wander around all on our lonesome the kids loved all the artifacts. Nice and cool to get out of the sun

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wolverhampton
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

My wife and I went to see this exhibition, in November 2015, which is inside Kyrenia Castle. The entrance fee to the Castle was only 12 TL per person [about £3.00] and you do not pay extra to see the exhibition. This old trading vessel, now re-assembled, which dates back to 300BC is remarkable in that it is very well... More 

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Thank andymanWolverhampton
Deal, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Just amazing ..plenty of viewing space ......wonderfully housed and the story of its restoration . Well worth a visit for all ages.

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Thank G8773ALJanet
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

While this IS a historical exhibit there is a distinct lack of information and only a few secondary exibits

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Thank GreyBeard58
uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Disappointing and only worth a visit as its in the castle. Needs expanding if you are staying longer.

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Thank bargrae
Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

this small museum is to be found in the impressive Kyrenia Castle in Girne. This means that a ticket to visit the castle includes the visit to the Ancient Shipwreck Museum. Very interesting but the display is rather old fashioned. You will learn more about this ship in the modern Thalassa Museum in Agia Napa, a resort at the south... More 

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Thank 209rickp
Builth Wells, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The museum is just part of the fascinating castle. Lots to see at the castle but this is the highlight. 2300 years ago this ship floundered off the coast of Kyrenia with its cargo of wine - Brings to life the days of the Homeric heroes.

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Thank llanafan
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Interesting history, as the shipwreck museum allegedly holds the oldest shipwreck found to date at 2,300 years old also on display are pottery artefacts some of which were recovered with the wreck all of which are inside the grounds of a fortress which in itself is impressive. You would need to be fairly mobile as there are a lot of... More 

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Thank lawrence D
Alsancak, Girne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I am amazed that people who've lived here for years have never been! Allegedly the oldest shipwreck in the world, 300years BC. Loads of items recovered from the wreck, kept in refrigerated conditions in Girne Castle.

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Thank JillyAlsancak_Girne
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Kyrenia castle is a must and this little museum added to the interest. 300 BC and we could not only see the skeleton of the boat but wine jars and olive oil amphorae, and well displayed too.

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