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Ancient Shipwreck Museum

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Address: Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus

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Interesting museum

Amazing preservation of an old ship, and some interesting exhibitions. Not very extensive takes no more than an hour to go round.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing preservation of an old ship, and some interesting exhibitions. Not very extensive takes no more than an hour to go round.

Thank Brad .
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found the exhibition really interesting a ship & its contents from so many years ago was fascinating. Well worth the entry to the Castle.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love this place and the history and seeing the artifacts. Very cool on a scorching hot day. I would visit again if I'm in this area again. Toilets, cafe, gifts.

Thank Tina L
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a very interesting museum unless you are very keen on ancient wood. Don't make a special trip, but by all means go in if you are passing.

Thank pfl365
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Kyrenia castle several times, love the views. It is great to explore, the kids both love it (aged 10 and 4). It is very informative, never needed a guide however they are available. some parts are quite narrow and steep. wear decent shoes not flip flops, reasonably priced cafe inside the castle grounds for drinks and ice creams... More 

Thank MermaidStarfish
Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Within the impressive Kyrenia castle, and tucked away, is the home of a 300 BCE ship, wrecked of the northern coast as its sailed the waters close by. Their is evidence that the ship was subject to piracy, with spear points embedded in the interior hull, and with a curse tablet" hammered into the woodwork, to send the plundered ship... More 

Thank jollyrobert
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is inside Kyrenia Castle (see previous review) Not to be missed. The ancient boat is well preserved and brilliantly displayed and the cargo exhibits are fascinating.

Thank Wendy M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle and views were great (if rather cold/windy in mid March!) but the highlight has to be one of the earliest remains of a ship in the world. Far,far older than Mary Rose!

Thank stevieboy54
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Hellenistic shipwreck is spectacular. However, the standards of conservation are abysmal. The space is not only not temperature or humidity controlled, there are actually holes to the exterior.

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit the castle which we really enjoyed only to find this little treasure at the end of our afternoon. This was very interesting and unique. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Sam45

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