Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Bodrum City

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At Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, see the world's oldest known shipwreck and its treasury holding wooden logs, gems, and hippopotamus ivory. Situated inside the rooms and towers of St. Peter's Castle, the museum showcases collections of ancient artifacts retrieved from local shipwrecks, such as amphorae, coins, and Canaanite gold jewelry. Look for a solid gold scarab that belonged to the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. The battalions provide great views of the surrounding area. Many of the exhibits can be touched. There are no tour guides here, but panels, maps, models, dioramas, and videos provide necessary information. Arrange your visit to Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bodrum City using our Bodrum City holiday planner.
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  • This Museum takes place in the fort of Bodrum. Wouldn't what to the views from the battlements of the fort, this visit her even. The collection is beautiful and is very well highlighted.
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  • If you will come to Bodrum, you must see this museum. Dont miss the opportunity to see many of the belongings of civilization, ship remains, and maritime studies of ancient civilizations. 
  • Visited in winter while it was raining, so we didn't spend a lot of time on the outside but still the views were worth it. Very interesting exhibitions. We're both history teachers but we still learne...  more »
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  • The museum is great I advise anyone visiting Bodrum to visit it.
  • A very nice museum. not open on the lunch hours :(
  • The building alone is a stunning place to visit. The old castle on the water is beautiful and large. But the treasures inside are also fantastic and show centuries of artefacts. Definitely one of the best things to see in Bodrum. It takes a couple of hours to visit the castle and see all the exhibits.
  • It smells of history
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  • Museum chic! really liked it!
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