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Ancient Shipwreck Museum

Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Interesting old boat

We did this as part of the castle tour, it was very interesting and not expensive to get into. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheBigdutchman
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Oakmere, United Kingdom
Could be SO much better- TRNC must try harder.

We visited this sad little museum/exhibit with Turkish friends from Istanbul. It is indeed a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Throy
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Girne
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Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as part of the castle tour, it was very interesting and not expensive to get into. The entry to the castle covers all other features.

Thank TheBigdutchman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this sad little museum/exhibit with Turkish friends from Istanbul. It is indeed a very ancient shipwreck, recovered from the seabed outside Kyrenia Harbour by amateur divers. It has been installed in an air-conditioned/climate controlled room in Kyrenia/Girne Castle, and then sadly, abandoned. Today...More

Thank Throy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating wreck likely sunk by pirates. Don't miss the curse tablet intended to keep the ship at the bottom of the sea. Lots of cargo vessels, etc on display.

Thank kattullus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. A most comprehensive collection of goods retrieved from the depths with this ancient trading vessel. From amphorae to thousands of almonds, and numbers of mill stones used as ballast.

Thank Madelyn M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this museum very interesting and lots of information was in English too. This was located in the grounds of the castle so not far to travel.

Thank caz1993
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shipwreck museum is within the castle. Fairly small but has all exhibits with an English text. The main exhibition is the remains of the shipwreck but there are lots of other exhibits from on board and further explanations on the route of the boat....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What one sees are the skeletal remains of a Mediterranean ship that sailed about 3000 years ago. There are intact amphorae that the ship carried, fossilized almonds found in an amphora, and lead weights used in the ship's rigging.

Thank Howard F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit incredible that it is so well preserved after so many years Probably best not to visit when there are too many people because it is not a one-way system and it is very crowded on the stairway

Thank colin a
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Inside Kyrenia castle, which is a typical 11c castle. Interesting story of a ship found nearby. Original ship on display as well as original artefacts and replicas.

Thank 321Jess
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The Kyrenia skipwreck was a disaster waiting to happen. Since the boat was discovered last century, it has enjoyed a calm life out of the water in the shipwreck museum at Lyrenia Castle. One wonders how much longer the wood will survive in the dry...More

Thank gl8246
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