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Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA)

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Address: Sualti Sokak No. 2, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
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+90 252 316 2248

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Fascinating place to visit and most impressed with the quality of research and the artefacts we saw. A little off the beaten track but well worth a visit if you enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
Mary H
Bodrum, Turkey

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Bodrum, Turkey
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Fascinating place to visit and most impressed with the quality of research and the artefacts we saw. A little off the beaten track but well worth a visit if you enjoyed the underwater exhibition in the castle and would like to see more

1 Thank Mary H
Honokaa, Hawaii
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98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Well worth seeing where underwater Archaeology was started in Turkey by Dr. George Bass from Texas A & M University!

Thank Mouselips46
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

This is a fantastic museum situated in a Castle, it really doesn't get much better. There are amazing views and old ships and history of the region. Some people from certain places CANNOT STOP taking pictures, which gets very irritating. But if you have some time to spend in Bodrum, go here instead of getting hassled by street vendors trying... More 

Thank Michael T
Whitefish, Montana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The castle houses a large collection of artifacts brought up from the bottom of the sea where they sank hundreds to thousands of years ago! These discoveries changed how historians view ancient cultures and their complex trade routes. Fascinating! Follow the map so you don't miss anything, the exhibits are in various rooms throughout the castle. The castle provides great... More 

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295 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent museum inside the city castle on the marina. Don't miss the Bronze age shipwreck completely reassembled as found. The treasures are incredible. Excellent video documentaries and electronic guide.

Thank Jay P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

This is not easy to find but worth persevering. Though it is on the tourist free maps, we basically found it as we remembered a very discreet sign when shopping nearby. This museum opened 3 years ago in the middle of the tourist shopping area, is all about the history of mainly the gulets, the local sailing boats. There are... More 

2 Thank FandRD
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Well kept, clean and good afternoon stroll around the castle, very nice, value for money, also has places to eat and drink inside and its right on the harbour in a lovely setting.

2 Thank Anna c
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The museum is well laid out and each aspect has something of interest ,wether shipbuilding ,glass ,jewelry or the details of recovering the artifacts on display.

1 Thank Joseph D
Denville, New Jersey
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95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

If you like antiquities and archeological Marine Discoveries, don't miss this place. It is in the old Palace of the Crusaders, that alone is worth seeing ? If you are like my husband and I a diver you will be amazed by the extent of sib marine discoveries.

Thank Fusun777
Mugla, Turkey
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2013

A fascınatıng ınsıght to marıtıme lıfe ın ancıent tımes wıth a huge collectıon of objects and artefacts found on the sea bed

1 Thank keltos

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