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Cats Museum

Trg Svete Gospe od Andela | Stari Grad 371, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro
+382 69 628 536
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Well worth a visit if you like history of cats

It took me a while to find this museum, but worth the small €1 entrance fee. Really interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joanne J
Right up my street.

This quirky little museum is in Kotor old town. A must for cat lovers. All their profits go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Cats Museum was founded in 2013. It is located in the middle of the Old town of Kotor, in the area of the antique monastery of Our lady of Angels, which belonged to the nuns of Santa Clara. This area, currently open to the public, used to be an antique refectory, unfortunately unrecognizable due to numerous reconstructions which followed after the abolition of the religious community. The biggest part of the Museum's collection comes from Venice, more precisely from the fund of the International Centre for Adopting Cats "Badoer" enriched by the substantial donation from countess Francesca Montereale di Mantica. The exhibition contains engravings (XVI-XIX c), antique books (XVI-XIX c), coins, medals (XIX -XX c), illustrated postcards (1891-1950), greeting cards, old photographs, cinematographic posters, sheet music, records, old advertisements, various objects, stamps, etc. One big section is dedicated to the Cat exhibitions before the First World War as well as to the children through the most common school items: notebooks, infant books, etc. The museum's goal is that, through the cat as the most common pet, the public gets a message of respect for the environment and the nature, each day more and more threatened by men. On request, The Museum organizes traveling exhibitions in various European countries and within its possibilities constantly buys pieces that can enrich its collection. Furthermore, the museum is available to host exhibitions featuring the works of contemporary artists who are interested to organize their art events in Kotor. A certain percentage from its income is spent on buying food for the street cats.
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Trg Svete Gospe od Andela | Stari Grad 371, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro
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+382 69 628 536
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Reviewed yesterday

It took me a while to find this museum, but worth the small €1 entrance fee. Really interesting historical pictures of cats, you are handed laminated sheets giving details of each picture and an opportunity to buy small gifts. Shame the first floor was being...More

Thank Joanne J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This quirky little museum is in Kotor old town. A must for cat lovers. All their profits go towards feeding the many stray cats in the town. The owner was a very nice man who gave me a present of a 2019 cat calendar. I...More

Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I popped into here today and was delighted with the museum’s black cat and the small but interesting collection (if you like cats!) lots of historical and surprising cat-related memorabilia like photos from the 1920s through the later 20th century, postcards from the 19th century...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

A strange little museum where you get to see a weird collection of cat-related postcards, but some of them with very bad taste (aka not cute as you would expect from the name of the museum)

4  Thank Laura T
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Venezia1797, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Cats Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

A little curiosity: how did you enter the museum if it is closed to the public from October 30th to 1st April? regards Piero

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

All things cats. There were even some brand new kittens enjoying socialisation in the window when I visited. The museum costs a couple of Euros to see cats on stamps, coins, medals and posters. But the reason the Cat Museum exists is because cats are...More

5  Thank terrythy
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We tried to go on two separate days but both times it was closed without any signage. We were very disappointed - as were the other 5 or so people awkwardly exploring the building not knowing if it was open or if they were trespassing.

3  Thank hazzamarri2442
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Wandering around in Kotor, without seeing the many cats is almost impossible. Therefore, knowing that a part of the entrance fee of the cats museum is used to feed all these poor (and dirty) little cats should convince you to visit the little museum. More...More

2  Thank J V
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a fun and quirky spot to visit, and we enjoyed interacting with the friendly feline "greeter" out front.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Well worth a visit for many reasons. The museum has many quirky exhibits, vintage postcards, coins, stamps, newspapers and prints from around the world. Fascinating legends about cats and much more besides. Something for everyone, old and young.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Worth to visit if you are a cat lover.The museum supports feeding the local cats and was only 1 Euro.

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Caren L
30 October 2017|
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Response from Venezia1797 | Property representative |
with a part of the money of the museum buy food for street cats in the city of Kotor. In the winter season, when the museum is closed, cat food obviously continues. we do not have cats health facilities, we do not cure sick... More
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hispanofila12
3 August 2017|
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Response from Venezia1797 | Property representative |
Hello the opening time is every days betwen 10.00 - 18.00. Pausa for 30 minut is in circa 16.00 - 16.30. The 5thaugust is closed. sincerely Piero Pazzi
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jayde43
23 February 2016|
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Response from Venezia1797 | Property representative |
The port is in front of the old city. Entering through the Great Door is entered in the main square of the city. In this square, you see the old clock tower. Behind the Clock Tower is the Cat Museum.
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