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. A visit to Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bodrum City trip itinerary maker site to plot your vacation.
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  • Disappointing closed during our stay, looks amazing to visit when it would be open. Says will be open in 12 months but if building works in the area are anything to go by I doubt it lol  more »
  • I visited the six museums in Bodrum and the castle many years ago. Especially the fortress 1985... I think Bodrum is a place where underwater archaeology is made worldwide. I hope that the six archeology studies are progresses further and our museum will be richer.
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  • Made a stopover in Bodrum and paid a ridiculous amount of money to stop in the marina, specifically to see the Museum of Underwater Arch & Castle etc, checked the website for opening hours etc but when we arrived we find the museum and castle has been closed since May this year. The local Tourist Info center confirmed it will be closed for 2 years for a reno. Great but what about the halfwits stating on the Museum website that it is closed. Worse still there are websites still selling guided tours. We will not return to Bodrum or recommend it to other travelers.
  • Visitors to Bodrum expecting to be able to visit the Castle and Underwater Archaeological Museum should be aware that both are closed for at least two years (from May 2018) for renovations. There is no notification on the museum website or any other website as far as I can tell. I made the trip from Spain to Bodrum specifically to see the Uluburun wreck exhibits only to find the area of the castle and museum fenced off. The young lady in the Tourist Information Office nearby admitted that the management had not made any announcement about the closure. Presumably they still want to entice visitors to the town. To say I was miffed is a bit of an understatement.
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