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Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Muzejski Trg 1, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
+385 51 213 578
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Lot of interesting stuff to see - and the building itself (a former governor's palace) is pretty... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Don't miss this museum

This museum is in the Governor's Palace and is so much more than a maritime museum. Elaborate... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Mission, Texas
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THE MARITIME AND HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE CROATIAN LITTORAL has been one of the most important meeting-places of culture in the city of Rijeka for the last four decades. With its permanent display and many valuable exhibitions from its own holdings or of other Croatian museums it takes part in tracing the important events connected with the history and culture of Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and Croatia, and so it reveals small parts of the insufficiently known past. With its research into the complex materials (of archaeological, ethnographical, artistic, cultural-historical and maritime-historical characteristics), in a time span from prehistory to the Modern Age, with expert and scientific methods it processes, systemises and presents the role and development of the whole of the social organism in the region of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, the Croatian Littoral and the city of Rijeka and points out its specific and interactive relationship with other European centres over a thousand year period, with the aim of becoming a dynamic, open and educative institution. With its headquarters in the building of the former Governor’s Palace, a protected cultural monument, as exhibit number 1, the museum with an interdisciplinary approach offers the consideration–identification, familiarisation and understanding of the character of the people and places, memories and myths, uncovering the identity, which represents an unbreakable link of the past and present.
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Muzejski Trg 1, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
+385 51 213 578
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Lot of interesting stuff to see - and the building itself (a former governor's palace) is pretty impressive. Short walk from the Korzo, certainly worth the visit if you're in town and like museums.

Thank MatkaPeksi
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is in the Governor's Palace and is so much more than a maritime museum. Elaborate ceilings and chandeliers in the rooms, lots of finely crafted furniture. Paintings from many different centuries. Uniforms, swords, sabers, guns and rifles on display too. Be sure to...More

Thank CathyDArizona
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Maritime and Historical Museum is located in one of the most beautiful buildings from the nineteenth century in Rijeka. This building used to be a palace which was designed and built as the residence of governors. The relevant construction began in 1892 under the...More

Thank periandro
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is definitely a place to visit in Rijeka. Building is beautiful and of historic importance for our city. The tickets are also very cheap.

Thank vinkec
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I loved this Museum. The exposition about Homeland war made me feel sick of what people can do to each other and I finally understood what happened. I loved the chamber with all kind of weapons and appreciated writing my name in Glagolitic (very nice...More

1  Thank Luda Č
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Thanks to TanjaD for her review, it helped a lot to find the best thing in Rijeka. Nowadays interactive games are so popular, anyway,the collection of the museum is more than playing some moments of history. It is planned according to a complex methodology. You...More

2  Thank GFazekas
Reviewed 25 March 2016

You can write your name in glagolitic alphabe The museum had a variety of exhibits and collection of various artefacts from the history

Thank etam_ri
Reviewed 26 February 2016

They have a new excellent interactive permanent exhibition. You can write your name in glagolitic alphabet, you can uncover a skeleton or wear a beautiful dress all thanks to their interactive gadgets. I loved it!

1  Thank TanjaD
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The museum is situated in one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Rijeka, so called Governor’s Palace. The museum itself is a fine collection of various artefacts from the history of this county and especially its maritime tradition.

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The museum had a variety of exhibits, including a musical instrument exhibit, a weapons exhibit, the maritime exhibit, a special exhibit about Robert Conrad and an exhibit on the Croatian war. There was English explanations for most pieces. It also has 1 of 5 remaining...More

1  Thank Mark S
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