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Bay of the Bones Museum

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Address: Gradiste, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
Phone Number: +389 46 262 498
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Museum with a difference

Bay of the Bones is the unusual name of this museum probably named for the number of animal bones and pottery fragments found on the site. It is a faithful reconstruction of a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tirana, Tirane, Albania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Near Ohrid, only two euros to get inside. A great scenery. It was like a fairy place. Defiantly a Must See

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bay of the Bones is the unusual name of this museum probably named for the number of animal bones and pottery fragments found on the site. It is a faithful reconstruction of a settlement of houses on stilts dating back between 1200 and 700BC. There is a small interesting exhibition of some of the relics, including a fascinating wall-sized photograph... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place offers extraordinary views. It's easy to get here with a car, taxi or a bus. There is a museum on the lake with recreated prehistoric life. Very interesting experience and fun attraction for everyone.

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Thank Helga M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

About 20 min from Ohrid by taxi - very reasonable price - or take a bus . Very interesting copy of prehistoric settlement . It's a good idea to find out more - history before . It takes maybe 30-45 min as the houses are very similar ,but as anywhere around the lake , the views are beautiful so you... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just what you can see through photos.Nothing more nothing less. I wasn't empressed enough ! Just oK!

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Found it difficult to visit out of season by bus or water so hired a local taxi driver from Ohrid. The Bay of Bones Museum is superb to visit, a beautiful museum highlighting the way things were in prehistoric times. Lots of historical houses depicted as they were centuries ago and on stilts. With the Roman Fort above difinatly worth... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It takes about 1/2 hour to visit the small museum and the recreated village. There is a snack bar and nice bathrooms in the museum building. They also sell reproduction pottery. Take some bread to feed the small fish as they all rush to eat, creating interesting patterns in the water.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place with great view. Not expensive. But lacking information all around. Could use a guide whoch was not offered at any point...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped off here on a boat trip to St Nam monastery. We had only 30 minutes so we had to rush around but you don't need much more time to see it all. Very interesting with a small museum with real artefacts. There's lots of tables to have a picnic and soak in the view of the lake.

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Litija, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It was our second time in this museum, 5 years ago available information in the form of free booklets was better. This time we expected some more explanatory plates and some more artefacts, but were disappointed. Still a must-see place in Ohrid lake but could really be exploited much more.

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