Museums

The Aquarium

The Aquarium is located at the first floor of St. Ivan's Fortress. In the 27 tanks various fish such as eel, red snapper, ray, sea bass, grouper, John Dory, etc. are exhibited as examples of the fish species from the Adriatic Sea. Sponges, sea weeds, corals, starfish, sea urchins, snails, lobsters, sea horse, octopus, etc. live in smaller tanks and serve as the example of bio diversity of the sea world in the Adriatic Sea.

address: Kneza Damjana Jude 12 | St. John's Fortress, phone: +385 20 323 125

open: 8 am - 8 pm, entrance fee: 60 kn, children 30 kn

web: Sea Aquarium Dubrovnik, email: valter.kozul@unidu.hr


Home of Marin Držić

The memorial house of Marin Držić, one of the greatest Croatian writers, will let you experience the hidden world of the 16th century trough a 40-minute presentation.

address: Široka 7, phone: +385 20 420 490

open: 9 am - 2 pm, Sunday closed, entrance fee: 10 kn, children, students 5 kn

web: http://www.mdc.hr/dubrovnik/


Dominican Monastery and Museum

The monastery has the museum with artifacts of Dubrovnik's goldsmiths, reliquaries and other sacral objects. It's painting collection contains many works of the old masters from the 14th to 20th century Especially noteworthy are early 16th C polyptychs of the Dubrovnik School (attributed to Lovro Dobricević); an altarpiece showing Mary Magdalena with St. Blaise, the Archangel Raphael, and a donor, by Titian (1554).

address: Sv. Domina 4, phone: +385 20 321 423, fax: +385 20 311 171

open: 9 am - 6 pm, entrance fee: 10 kn, children 5 kn


Rectors Palace

Permanent exhibition of artifacts, furniture and paintings from the time of Dubrovnik Republic. Also the collections of Dubrovnik Republic's coins, medals, decorations, arm, and stamps can be exhibited here.

address: Pred dvorom 1, phone: +385 20 321 437

open: 9 am - 6 pm, entrance fee: 15 kn, children 10 kn


Dubrovnik City Walls

City Walls were built between the 8th and 16th century. They are 1.940 meters long and up to 40 meters high. City Walls consist of 5 bastions, 3 round and 12 square-shaped towers. Entrance: by Sv. Spas Church at Stradun and by St. Ivan Fortress.

address: Gundulićeva poljana 2, phone: +385 20 425 942

open: 9 am - 6.30 pm, entrance fee: 15 kn, children 5 kn


Maritime Museum

Divided into four sections; the period of Dubrovnik Republic, the age of steam, the Second World War, and the techniques of sailing and navigation, the exhibition displays maritime heritage of a wider local area since Dubrovnik Republic until nowadays.

address: St. John Fort (1th and 2nd floor) , phone: +385 20 323 904

open: 9 am - 7 pm (Mondays closed), entrance fee: 15 kn, children 7 kn


Museum of the Franciscan Monastery

The inventories (ceramics, bowls, laboratory equipment, and old medical books), of the old Pharmacy are kept in the Franciscan Monastery Museum, among other highly valued and priceless objects of Dubrovnik's historic and cultural past. The well-labeled exhibits include a 15th C silver-gilt cross and silver thurible, an 18th C crucifix from Jerusalem in mother-of-pearl on olive wood, and an martyrology (1541) by Bemardin Gucetic (Gozze) and illuminated Psalters. Among the paintings there is one of Ruđer Bosković painted in London in 1760, as well as the painting showing the Old Town before the earthquake.

address: Placa 2 , phone: +385 20 410, fax: 385 20 321 029

open: 9 am - 6 pm, entrance fee: 6 kn, children 4 kn


Treasure of the Cathedral

The Treasury consists of 138 reliquaries, most of which are traditionally carried in procession round the city on the feast of St. Blaise (February, 3). On the altar stand the three major reliquaries of St. Blaise: the Reliquary of the Skull, in the form of a Byzantine crown of enamel and silver filigree work set with 24 12th C enamels; a 12th C silver-gilt arm reliquary, set with nine Byzantine enamels (originally 18th C); and a 17th C silver filigree leg reliquary with the arms of the Republic in enamel. Behind is a large late-Gothic silver Cross enclosing part of the true cross, decorated with relief's in silver-gilt by J. Matov (16th C), and a silver statuette of St. Blaise.

address: Kneza Damjana Jude 1, phone: +385 20 323 459

open: 8 am - 8 pm, Sundays 11 am - 5.30 pm, entrance fee: 5 kn, children 3 kn


Rupe, Etnographic Museum

The granary built in 1542 - 1590 with 15 huge storage chambers engraved in the rocks. The average yearly temperature in the chambers is 17.5° C.

address: Od Rupa, phone: +385 20 412 545

open: 9 am - 6 pm, entrance fee: 10 kn, children 5 kn

web: http://www.mdc.hr/dubrovnik/eng/etnografski/index.html


Museum of the Sigurata Convent

The exhibit includes a collection of paintings, silverware, votive items, 14th century procession cross, etc. This exhibit illustrates the life of the convent in Dubrovnik.

address: Od Sigurate 13, phone: +385 20 321 467

open: upon request or prior announcement, entrance fee: 5 kn, children 3 kn


Museum of the Orthodox Church

The exhibition displays the collection of 77 icons dating from 15th to 19th century. The icons originate from Dubrovnik, Kotor, Risan, Russia, Greece, Byzant, etc. Also the eight paintings of famous Dubrovnik's painter Vlaho Bukovac can be seen there.

address: Od Puča 8, phone: +385 20 426 260, fax: +385 20 433 833

open: 9.00 -13.00 every day except Sunday, entrance fee: 10 kn, children 5 kn


Church of St. Mary at Danče

This ancient church with a cemetery was constructed in the 15th C as a part of the quarantine for the contagious that existed at the location for full two centuries. The church houses two works of art of particular relevance: The Polyptych by Lovro Dobričević (15th C) and the Triptych by Nikola Božidarević, the masterpiece of the Dubrovnik painting of the 16th C.

address: Danče

open: the church is open for occasions and upon prior arrangement


The Synagogue

The oldest Sephardic and the second oldest synagogue in Europe. It was the only Synagogue that functioned during the Second World War. The offices of the Jewish Community of Dubrovnik are located at the first floor of the building. The synagogue is still in use and preserves its original 17th century furniture.

address: Žudioska 5, phone: +385 20 321 028

open: upon request or prior announcement, entrance fee: 5 kn, children 3 kn


State Archives in Dubrovnik

The State Archives are housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in the City, the ancient Sponza Palace. With its 8.000 linear meters of documentation it represents the thousand year old memory of the City and its surroundings.

address: Palača Sponza, phone: +385 20 321 032, fax: +385 20 321 190

open: 7 am - 2 pm

web: http://www.dad.hr, email: arhiv-dubrovnik@dad.hr


Archeological Museum

Without a permanent address or a permanent display, the Archeological Museum, containing a small reference library, is located in the rooms allocated to it for temporary use. The museum holdings are divided into seven separate collections.

address: Braće Andrijića 7, phone: +385 20 429 461

open: 7 am - 2 pm

web: http://www.dumus.hr/en/archaeological-museum/, email: arheoloski@dumus.hr


Last update: 6.11.2014