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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  • Must seen places of Turkey and Bodrum. Definitely arrange your time and visit Bodrum Museum of Underwater  more »
  • The way the artifacts and the data is presented is neat. The museum is a must see. Once you do you will understand the rich history of this city and understand how bodrum acquired it's name  more »
  • You have the underwater museum with a lot of artefacts to view in the various parts of the castle, including glass artefacts, amphorae, coins. These are housed in the various buildings/towers of the c...  more »
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  • A great museum, a bit old but the findings are unique and not like any others. There are about 7 to 8 rooms spread in the castle so if you want to see them all, give yourself about 4-5 hours. Don't miss this.
  • very nice place
  • 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.

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Where to stay in Bodrum City

The expansive area of Bodrum City and its seaside coast offer much in the way of accommodations--at any price point. The city's main attraction, the castle, seems to yield budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses in the immediate area; expect dense crowds enjoying the animated nightlife here. An array of four-star hotels and resorts hug the curves of the coastline and continue farther west of the city core. If you prefer more luxurious lodging, seek out the handful of five-star resorts located slightly inland and a little bit southeast of the city core.
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