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Top 7 Museums in Dalmatia You Should Visit


Welcome to Dalmatia, Croatia's stunning coastal region renowned for its captivating museums. From ancient artifacts to contemporary art, these museums offer a glimpse into Dalmatia's rich history and diverse cultural influences. Here are top 7 museums in Dalmatia you should visit:

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Split Archaeological Museum

Split Archaeological Museum is a museum that showcases the cultural and historical heritage of the area, mostly central Dalmatia. It is the oldest and one of the largest museums in Croatia. Exhibits include a range of artifacts such as stone epitaphs from Salona, Roman glass, gems, and a large collection of Antique and Medieval coins. For book lovers, it has a huge library with around 30.000 books on archaeology and history.

Working hours: from Monday to Friday from 9 AM–2 PM, 3–8 PM, Saturday from 9 AM–2 PM, Sunday is closed.

Address: Ul. Zrinsko Frankopanska 25, 21000, Split

Game of Thrones Museum Split

If you are a Game of Thrones fan, then this museum is a must-visit. The "Game of Thrones Museum" is a themed museum dedicated to the popular television show and book series. It showcases props, costumes, and sets used in the production of the show, as well as interactive exhibits and displays that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Westeros.

Working hours: from Monday to Sunday from 10AM-5PM.

Address: Bosanska ul. 9, 21000, Split

Dubrovnik's Love Stories Museum

The Love Stories Museum in Dubrovnik is one very unique museum dedicated to love, romance, and the art of love letters. It is located in the heart of Dubrovnik's Old Town and features a collection of love letters, photographs, and other memorabilia related to love stories from various time periods and cultures. The museum also showcases interactive exhibits and displays on the history of love, courtship, and marriage.

If you want to read more about Dubrovnik history, check our other blog.

Working hours: from Monday to Saturday from 11AM–5 PM, Sunday from 10 AM–4 PM.

Address: Ul. od Tabakarije 2, 20000, Dubrovnik

Olive Oil Museum Škrip on The Island of Brač

The Olive Oil Museum Škrip is located on the island of Brač, Croatia, and is dedicated to the history and production of olive oil. The museum displays the entire production process, from the cultivation of the olive trees to the production and bottling of the oil. The museum also includes a tasting room where visitors can sample different varieties of olive oil produced in the area.

Working hours: from Monday to Saturday from 10 AM–4PM, Sunday is closed.

Address: Put Ploča 5, 21410, Škrip

Museum of Ancient Glass Zadar

The Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar, Croatia is a museum dedicated to the history of glass production and glass objects from ancient times to the early modern period. The museum features a large collection of glass objects from various cultures and civilizations, including Roman, Egyptian, and Venetian glass, as well as glass from the Middle East and Asia. The museum also features interactive exhibitions and educational programs.

For more history details of Dalmatia, read our blog History Buff’s Guide To Dalmatia.

Working hours: from Monday to Saturday from 9AM–4PM, Sunday is closed.

Address: Poljana Zemaljskog odbora 1, 23000, Zadar

Museum of Illusions, Zadar

Also in Zadar, The Museum of Illusions is a tourist attraction that showcases various optical illusions and educational exhibits. The museum's exhibits are designed to stimulate the senses and challenge perception, making it a popular destination for families, children, and anyone who is interested in science and visual effects.

Working hours: from Monday to Sunday from 10AM-4PM.

Address: Poljana Zemaljskog odbora 2, 23000, Zadar

Museum of Pelješac Tradition in Orebić

Museum of Pelješac Tradition located in Orebić, a museum that was opened recently, in 2022, holds an impressive collection of amphorae over two thousand years old. Those include wine presses, barrels, a boiler for rakija, old tools, a hearth or “popret“, a bread oven, painting of the Virgin Mary and more. These represent just a small sample of the collection's unusual exhibits. It was collected by the members of the Mikulić family throughout the years.

Working hours: from Monday to Saturday from 1PM–5PM, Sunday is closed.

Address: Mokalo bb Orebić Mokalo Pelješac, 20250

Each one of these museums is a unique place to visit, so whichever you choose, we’re sure you will enjoy the visit!

Check out the rest of our blog for more details on Dalmatia and other Croatian destinations, and for some top-notch accommodation throughout the Croatian coast check out Aminess hotels, holiday homes, villas and residences!

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