Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Tourist information and guide to Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Bodrum Castle, central Bodrum...
The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology is located at the Bodrum Castle (Castle of St.Peter), that the castle was built by the Knights of St.John between 1402 and 1409 and today the castle’s rooms are a museum that is established in 1964. It is one of the most rare underwater archaeology museums in the world that holds treasures that have been excavated from Turkish waters and also has received a special commendation in 1995 as the "European Museum of the Year". The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology is also home to the world's oldest known shipwrecks.
The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology offers a collection of fascinating relics from the lives of ancient shipwrecked mariners, with glassware, copperware and gold items from the ship on display. There are variety of exhibition rooms at the museum that include Amphora Exhibition, Carian Princess Exhibit, English Tower, Turkish Bath, Glasswreck Hall (late Bronze Age shipwrecks), Coins and Jewellery Hall, German Tower, Glass Hall and Secret Museum in the Snack Tower.
The first artifacts of the museum has been collected from the ocean floor by the divers and exhibited at the Knights' Hall which was the first place for exhibits at the museum. The amphorae (a Roman or Greek jar with two handles and a narrow neck, which were used for transporting and storing olive oil and wine) is a must at the museum that the divers have collected thousands of those amphoraes.
The Glass Hall is one of the most popular halls that worth a visit and see. There are fascinating glass items dating back to 1400 BC.
At the Carian Princess Exhibit, you may find historical information about the Halicarnassus, the figures of wealth at the time of the Carians.
The English Tower (the Lion Tower) and German Tower (the Strong Tower) are look-out towers to protect the city from invaders. There are also French Tower (the Embroidery Tower), Italian Tower (the Relief Tower) and Spanish Tower (the Snake Tower) of the Castle.
The Glasswreck Hall houses the ship wreck found in Serce Harbour and dating back to 1025 AD.
The Coins and Jewellery Hall houses the coins from the Anatolia and Caria region and jewellery dating back to 4th century BC.
The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology Visitor Information
Address: Bodrum Castle, central Bodrum
Opening Hours: every day from 08.00-19.00 (17.00 in winter season)
Entrance Fee: 30 TRY, Unlimited access with Muzekart+ for 1 year.
Tel: +90 252 214 12 61