While in Canakkale, we walked the newly refurbished pedestrian area along the water. We had cay on the waterfront and then walked to the other end to the Naval Museum.
There are many things displayed outside which you can visit and look at for free. However in order to go inside the castle or visit the minesweeper you must pay a small admission. For our family of five, I think it cost 20tl. It would have been less if I'd read the sign and declared the children to be students. (oops) Onboard the mine layer, Nusret, we saw a video presentation of the WWI battle in the strait. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nusret_(ship) Although they had headphones for us with English audio, I had difficulty getting mine to work. We were also able to walk round the ship in the company of some very attentive young sailors. We were amused to see the small room below decks hung with hammocks for the men to sleep in and the tiny kitchen. The museum inside the castle had some signs in English and some interesting displays. There were lots of steep stairs in this museum and some low ceilings. I think the girls were more fascinated by the interior of the castle than the displays.
|Johanna and anchors for anti-sub nets|
|Sam walking towards the mine sweeper|
|The hull of a submarine|