The Croatian Maritime Museum was founded in 1997, after withdrawing extensive historic collections from Split Maritime Museum and Military Maritime Museum, and numerous marine archeological artifacts and finds from Brodosplit Museum. The museum exhibits artifacts and documents relating to the maritime heritage of the Adriatic coast from prehistory to modern times. It is situated in the 17th-century Fortress built by the Venetians. In the fortress’s courtyard, there are two traditional Dalmatian fishing boats, “gajeta”, ‘Bakar” and ‘Perina’ (1857). The exhibition begins with an archaeological curiosity, which is a huge ceramic container, or ‘pithos’ dating back to the 1st/2nd century, originally used for storing live fish before consumption. There are numerous antique anchors and amphorae, model ships and images of Dubrovnik’s and Boka’s sailing boats, as well as many other vessels from the region. There are also several unique and priceless artifacts from WWI and WWII and rare collection of torpedoes.
Adults: 10,00 kn
Children and students: 5,00 kn
Members of ICOM, HMD, and etc. associations: free entrance