Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum
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  • Jacqal
    Bushey, United Kingdom440 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We learnt so much but overpriced
    Once one has found this museum it is worth the visit if you want to understand the Croatan's maritime history. It is not a large museum and depending on your interest in the subject and your willingness to read (there's a lot of that) it is 1-2 hours in a cool place. There were a few wonderful models and some relics and the history was well presented. We were glad we'd made the effort.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Rachetty
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprisingly fascinating.
    We wanted to make the most of our Dubrovnik pass so visited this museum - probably wouldn't have visited otherwise, but so glad we did. It's not rammed with exhibits but what there is is well laid out, beautifully presented and accompanied with the most fascinating story about Dubrovnik's early history as a major port, and it's supersession by ports other countries. There is a small children's area for little ones to draw, and play on a scaled down wooden ship. Upstairs has a wonderful brick arched ceiling, and with a lovely breeze coming in through the open windows upstairs, it's a great place to take a breather during the hottest part of the day. If you just want to look at lots of stuff, then maybe this museum isn't for you - half an hour would be plenty. If you are happy to pootle round and read the info, then you will enjoy this, and could easily spend a couple of hours.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 July 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun maritime museum
    We enjoy maritime museums, and with Dubrovnik being a major port city, this one had a lot of history to view. It was included as part of our Dubrovnik city pass, so we didn't pay extra. It's accessible from the city wall walk, but we waited and returned later in the day to see the museum. We spent about half an hour wandering around and looking at the various exhibits and model ships on display. A really thorough visit would take an hour or more, but we saw enough to give us an overview and enjoyed our time. The upstairs hall was a little tricky to find (stairs leading up to the right side of the ticket desk, across from the bathrooms) and not really well advertised, but that meant we were basically there alone and could enjoy it at our leisure.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, California1,977 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice fairly small museum along the wall walk
    You can access this museum while walking along the wall. There are two levels, so be sure to not miss the upstairs. The museum contains what one would expect in a Maritime museum – replica ships, cannons, lanterns, ship gear, etc. It is worth stopping in, especially if you purchased the Dubrovnik Pass, as this museum is included with that pass. Also, there is a restroom at the entrance to the museum, which might come in handy.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 January 2024
  • Chris W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good!!
    Very good museum! Very informative, well layed out with lots of really interesting artefacts. Not the biggest but spent 45 minutes looking round and had a very enjoyable experience. Friendly staff and great to do, especially if you have the Dubrovnik pass.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 April 2024
  • Kavo85
    Dublin, Ireland999 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing
    The Maritime Museum is located close to The top of the city walls down in the port. Entry is included on the Dubrovnik Pass and im not sure the cost otherwise. To be honest, im not sure I would recommend paying into this unless you have a really keen interest in maritime history. We literally spent 15 mins here max and the highlight was probably the kiddies corner where they could climb on a wooden shipmand hoist the flag.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 April 2024
  • SB01
    Sonning Common, United Kingdom866 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Museum
    A small museum in St John’s Fort, spread over2 floors. It is mainly the history of shipping in the city, with a few artefacts rescued from wrecks. All the information is in both Croatian and English, making it accessible to many people. I was amused by the fact that the descriptions of Croatian ships made it obvious many had been built in Britain. Good luck with that nowadays! If you are not interested in things nautical this won’t be for you, although it does have the benefit of being half way around the Dubrovnik wall walk if you start at Pile gate. Thus it provides shade and a break. Entrance fee is included with the city pass.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 May 2024
  • David
    Telford, United Kingdom297 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small museum included with Dubrovnik pass
    This is a small museum included with the Dubrovnik pass. It's set out over two floors within the fort and has quite a bit of information regarding the maritime history of the city. You don't need long here at all and it is worth a quick visit if you have the Dubrovnik pass
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 June 2024
  • Rhroncich
    Brookfield, Illinois555 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great introduction to Croatian Maritime traditions
    So many terrific exhibits, including Greek and Roman recovered cargo from ship wrecks. Interesting with lots to read, some English translations included. Models are great. Only downside - it was at least 90F that day, and very very hot in the museum. Not handicap accessible, but second floor is worth the climb,
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 July 2024
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Rhroncich
Brookfield, IL555 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Friends
So many terrific exhibits, including Greek and Roman recovered cargo from ship wrecks. Interesting with lots to read, some English translations included. Models are great.
Only downside - it was at least 90F that day, and very very hot in the museum. Not handicap accessible, but second floor is worth the climb,
Written 9 July 2024
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David
Telford, UK297 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Friends
This is a small museum included with the Dubrovnik pass. It's set out over two floors within the fort and has quite a bit of information regarding the maritime history of the city. You don't need long here at all and it is worth a quick visit if you have the Dubrovnik pass
Written 4 June 2024
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Gabriel B
Boston, MA118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Hidden, and I mean hidden, gem of a small but totally worth is museum in this incredible old fort section of the wall, with water views out the cool little windows, like other reviewers we learned so much on that small first floor section with English translations. Super hard to find though, contrary to how it looks on maps, it is not "on the waterfront" but instead down a few dead end alleys and by the bees wax lady, up some narrow steps, so not handicapped accessible, just to the right of where you get the tickets to the wall walking. From the waterfront, go through the literal hole in the wall, take a left, all the way down past Honeydu. then again, hidden stairs at cool cat park area, there it is! Well worth it, and part of 10 museum combo deal. A little overpriced if buying separate. Kids we saw were very bored there and lasted maybe 10 minutes but had fun at the upstairs ship replica.
Written 1 June 2024
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A small museum in St John’s Fort, spread over2 floors. It is mainly the history of shipping in the city, with a few artefacts rescued from wrecks. All the information is in both Croatian and English, making it accessible to many people. I was amused by the fact that the descriptions of Croatian ships made it obvious many had been built in Britain. Good luck with that nowadays! If you are not interested in things nautical this won’t be for you, although it does have the benefit of being half way around the Dubrovnik wall walk if you start at Pile gate. Thus it provides shade and a break. Entrance fee is included with the city pass.
Written 18 May 2024
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Kavo85
Dublin, Ireland999 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Maritime Museum is located close to The top of the city walls down in the port. Entry is included on the Dubrovnik Pass and im not sure the cost otherwise. To be honest, im not sure I would recommend paying into this unless you have a really keen interest in maritime history. We literally spent 15 mins here max and the highlight was probably the kiddies corner where they could climb on a wooden shipmand hoist the flag.
Written 30 April 2024
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Rachel W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Small but excellent museum in atmospheric fort. I was particularly interested when n the older exhibits. Well curated and interesting
Written 2 April 2024
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Chris W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very good museum! Very informative, well layed out with lots of really interesting artefacts. Not the biggest but spent 45 minutes looking round and had a very enjoyable experience. Friendly staff and great to do, especially if you have the Dubrovnik pass.
Written 2 April 2024
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,977 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
You can access this museum while walking along the wall. There are two levels, so be sure to not miss the upstairs. The museum contains what one would expect in a Maritime museum – replica ships, cannons, lanterns, ship gear, etc. It is worth stopping in, especially if you purchased the Dubrovnik Pass, as this museum is included with that pass. Also, there is a restroom at the entrance to the museum, which might come in handy.
Written 18 January 2024
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We enjoy maritime museums, and with Dubrovnik being a major port city, this one had a lot of history to view. It was included as part of our Dubrovnik city pass, so we didn't pay extra. It's accessible from the city wall walk, but we waited and returned later in the day to see the museum.

We spent about half an hour wandering around and looking at the various exhibits and model ships on display. A really thorough visit would take an hour or more, but we saw enough to give us an overview and enjoyed our time. The upstairs hall was a little tricky to find (stairs leading up to the right side of the ticket desk, across from the bathrooms) and not really well advertised, but that meant we were basically there alone and could enjoy it at our leisure.
Written 22 September 2023
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Rachetty
Beccles35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
We wanted to make the most of our Dubrovnik pass so visited this museum - probably wouldn't have visited otherwise, but so glad we did. It's not rammed with exhibits but what there is is well laid out, beautifully presented and accompanied with the most fascinating story about Dubrovnik's early history as a major port, and it's supersession by ports other countries. There is a small children's area for little ones to draw, and play on a scaled down wooden ship.
Upstairs has a wonderful brick arched ceiling, and with a lovely breeze coming in through the open windows upstairs, it's a great place to take a breather during the hottest part of the day.
If you just want to look at lots of stuff, then maybe this museum isn't for you - half an hour would be plenty. If you are happy to pootle round and read the info, then you will enjoy this, and could easily spend a couple of hours.
Written 19 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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