Unmissable Croatian Museums And Galleries
Croatia is a country with a rich, complex and diverse history, so it probably comes as no surprise that there are a whole host of interesting museums and galleries that will provide you with an insight into the development of this beautiful part of the world. We have put together a short list of just a few highly recommended museums and galleries you can explore during your sailing getaway.
The Ethnographic Museum, Dubrovnik
The old granary in which the museum is situated was built in the late 1500s, although damage during the 1667 earthquake means that this once four storey structure was reduced to three during its reconstruction. The first floor covers a variety of aspects of traditional rural life in the Dubrovnik region, with the second and third floors reserved for the display of traditional clothing from Dubrovnik and many other Croatian islands including Mljet and Korčula.
Stari Grad Museum, Hvar
Small but perfectly formed, this charming museum has a variety of creatively displayed exhibitions which provide insight into the history of the island, including artefacts from a Roman shipwreck and finds dating back to 6,000BC. Here you will also find examples of work from local artisans and artists who are still creating today, providing a comprehensive creative overview of this breath-taking island.
War Photo Limited, Dubrovnik
An atmospheric and powerful gallery experience, War Photo Limited contains hugely absorbing exhibitions covering a variety of conflicts across the world, which the curator hopes will ‘expose the myth of war’ and demonstrate how raw and frightening it is, whilst highlighting the plight of the innocent lives so often caught up in the middle of the devastation. Moving and thought provoking, this gallery deftly communicates the complicated history of this very beautiful part of the world.
Stroll Through Split’s City Museum on Your Sailing Getaway
Located within a 15th century late Gothic palace, the interior museum is every bit as wonderful as the exterior architecture. Inside you will find an expansive collection of art, alongside photographs, documents, sculptures and monuments which illustrate Split’s development throughout the centuries.