BODRUM MARITIME MUSEUM - BODRUM
Bodrum's deep-rooted maritime history finally has its own dedicated museum. The museum which displays meticulously prepared models of the boats that were used for sponge diving, fishing and transportation, is a true heaven for those who love miniature models and boats. With the project leadership of Bodrum Chamber of Commerce and significant contributions of Bodrum Municipality, the project made progress in a year. It took place in different venues as "Exhibitions of Museum Project" and realized under the scenography and art direction of Sema Sagat. Finally, it was opened for the public in October 15, 2011 after the allocation of the former Bedesten building in the center of Bodrum as a Museum.
Welcoming visitors in an authentic bazaar, the upper floor of the museum is home to a rich collection of seashells collected by Hasan Güleşçi over 40 years from various parts of the globe. Bringing together up to 4000 shells from 125 family, this striking collection further emphasizes Bodrum's vital relationship with the sea. The museum also has a section dedicated to one of Bodrum's most significant past residents, Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, also known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus. The section displays original documents, photographs and objects belonging to the author, and there are ongoing plans to extend the display with further donations. Books by the author are also available for sale at the premises.
The museum is closed on mondays, the first days of religious holidays and on new year's day. The rest of the time the museum is open from 10:00 to 18:00. Admission fee: 5 TL.
Çarşı Mah. Eski Belediye Bedesten Binası Postane Karşısı - Bodrum - Muğla - Türkiye