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“Interesting, even in the pouring rain”

Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
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Bodrum Castle Underwater Archeology Musuem with Private Guide and Van
Ranked #2 of 73 things to do in Bodrum City
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Owner description: The rooms and towers of St. Peter's Castle house this museum, which exhibits several collections of ancient artifacts including relics retrieved from local shipwrecks.
Northern Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Interesting, even in the pouring rain”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The underwater archeology moniker refers to the reconstructed shipwrecks and their cargos which are featured in the rooms and galleries of St. Peter's Castle.

Of special interest is the cargo of glass objects, housed in their own gallery. They are beautifully displayed and lit and you can walk completely around the display cases, meaning you can view the objects from all sides and angles. The colors are diffuse and diverse and the workmanship is exquisite on some of the pieces. This exhibit includes the only glass beads from the Mycean era of Crete that are dislplayed outside of Crete.

Some of the reconstructions have imaginative displays that add to the interest of the items.

It's very easy to see why an archeologist has to be a master at jigsaw puzzles!

Expect lots of walking on rough stone surfaces, lots of stairs and uneven floors. Watch your step!

Visited March 2013
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“A must see”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Coming to Bodrum and not seeing this museum would be really a big miss. Do visit to understand the history of the area and to be able to see some unique underwater archealogy discoveries. An excellent experience

Visited March 2013
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Reston VA
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“Interesting collection”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

This exhibit features several different wreck recoveries from different time periods. Requires quite a bit of climbing but fun and interesting. We visited in winter and some things were locked.

Visited March 2013
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Bodrum City, Turkey
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“The BEST UNDERWATER Archeology Museum in the WORLD”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

One of the Best attraction in Southern Turkey, Bodrum. The Museum and the Castle already won few awards. You have to take your time. There are a lot of different attractions inside the castle too. Top of the Castle there is a great chance to take a lot of pictures of Bodrum City. Therefore it has a superb location next to the Bodrum Harbour. Everywhere inside you will see the real history.
You have to visit. Highly recommend. Definitely..

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“nothign to see”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

there was not many things to see . was dişssapointed. the castle was amazing...better than this. I don not recommend. mauseloum was even better

Visited September 2012
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