Top Museums
in Dubrovnik (Croatia) Cruise Port

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Photo of Franciscan Museum in Dubrovnik Cruise Port
Photo of Franciscan Museum in Dubrovnik Cruise Port

Museums and Galleries
in Dubrovnik for Cruise Travelers
- Ethnographic Museum Rupe, War Photo Limited, Croatian War of Independence, Home of Marin Držić, Archaeological Museum, Sigurata Convent Museum.

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The Rector's Palace is one the highlights of Dubrovnik and so is the Cultural Historical Museum that it houses. Likewise, the Museums in the Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, and also the Museum of the Cathedral are sights not to be missed. All these museums are reviewed as highlights of Dubrovnik.

But there is a handful of other museums in the Old Town that the cruise ship traveler should keep in mind and eventually visit as all are very easy to explore on your own. Some are small or specific like the Museum of Icons of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Galerija Pulitika or the Natural History Museum.

If keen on exploring hidden treasures of Dubrovnik the visitor may find interesting exhibitions such as the ones displayed in the unique but disturbing War Photo Limited, the unusual Home of Marin Držić, the memorable Croatian War of Independence Museum, the impeccable Archaeological Museum, the astonishing Ethnographic Museum or the Maritime Museum.

Cruise travelers that enjoy visiting museums should look into buying the 1 day Dubrovnik Card, which for 200 kuna offers free transportation on Public Buses and free entry to 9 Attractions, including the following museums reviewed below: Ethnographic Museum Rupe, Marin Držić House and Archaeological Museum. A 10% discount is offered when buying the Dubrovnik Card online.

 

Ethnographic Museum Rupe
(Etnogrofaski Muzej Rupe)

This building, establish to house the state reserves of wheat, barley, and millet was called a “Rupe”. It was built in 1580, carved out of stone, and then coated with a waterproof material that would keep the internal temperature at 17 degrees centigrade. Today this building houses the ethnographic heritage of the Croatian people, with cataloged 70,000 plus items including weapons, musical instruments, tools, folk costumes, and jewelry. Also on display are artifacts from early explorers Stevo and Mirko Seljan from such places as Australia, the Congo, South America, China and New Guinea.

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Ethnographic Museum Rupe in Dubrovnik

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WHEREOld City - West Side
Address:Od Rupa 3
Open:Between 10 AM and 4 PM | Closed: Wednesdays, December 25, January 1 and February 3 (the Feast of St Blaise)
Closed:Tuesdays, December 25, January 1 and February 3 (St. Blaise Day)
Entrance:80 kuna - Or 'Combined Ticket' with all major museums in Dubrovnik
Website:www.dumus.hr/en/ethnographic-museum

NOTES: Joint ticket includes entry to Dubrovnik Museums (Cultural History Museum in the Rector’s Palace, Maritime Museum in Fort St John, Ethnographic Museum in the Rupe/Holes granary, Archaeological exhibitions in Revelin Fort), House of Marin Držić, Dubrovnik Natural History Museum, The Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Gallery Dulčić Masle Pulitika, Studio Pulitika.

War Photo Limited
(Photojournalism)

In this museum you will find stunning (and sometimes disturbing) photographs of wars around the globe taken by some of the most famous photojournalists who covered them. The photos are changed throughout the seasons. Located near the Placa, you will also find a section dedicated to the most recent conflict in the city, which resulted in a worldwide outcry and in the break of Croatia from Yugoslavia.

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War Photo Limited Entrance in Dubrovnik

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WHEREOld City - just off the main street "Stradun" on the left side.
Address:Antuninska 6
Open:May and October: Tue-Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm (Closed on Mondays). June to September: Everyday 9:00am to 9:00pm
Closed:November to April
Entrance:€5.00
Phone:+385 (20) 32 21 66
Website:www.warphotoltd.com

Croatian War of Independence Museum
(Muzej suvremene povijesti)

Photo of NAME in Dubrovnik

Photo © Museum of Contemporary History

Located in one wing of the Fort Imperial, up in the Mount Srd, the museum is really named 'Museum of Contemporary History'. However, the museum is famous and usually referred to as a memorial to 'Dubrovnik in the Croatian War of Independence 1991 - 1995', because of its permanent exhibition about that infamous war. It displays documents, art and documentary photographs, printed materials, weapons and maps used at the time. And also objects from everyday life which belonged to the residents and defenders of Dubrovnik under siege.

WHEREOut of Town - up in the Mount Srđ, access by Cable Car
Address:Fort Imperial
Open:Summer (March 22 to November 2) - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm | Winter: between 9:00am and 4:00pm
Entrance: Adults: 30 kunas | Children: 15 kuna
Phone:NA
Website:http://www.dumus.hr/en/museum-of-contemporary-history/

Home of Marin Držić
(Croatian Renaissance)

Step back into the 16th century and visit a museum the likes of which you have never yet seen. An interesting and modern audiovisual presentation will give visitors the opportunity of becoming familiar with the life and works of Marin Držić, the greatest Croatian Renaissance comedy writer from Dubrovnik.

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Home of Marin Držić in Dubrovnik

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WHEREOld City - East side, close to Old Harbor
Address:Široka 7
Open:June, July, August and September - 10:00am to 9:00pm | March, April, May and October - 10:00am to 6:00pm | November, December, January and February - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed:Mondays
Entrance:80 kuna - Or 'Combined Ticket' with all major museums in Dubrovnik
Phone:+385 (20) 32 32 42
Website:muzej-marindrzic.eu

NOTES: Joint ticket includes entry to Dubrovnik Museums (Cultural History Museum in the Rector’s Palace, Maritime Museum in Fort St John, Ethnographic Museum in the Rupe/Holes granary, Archaeological exhibitions in Revelin Fort), House of Marin Držić, Dubrovnik Natural History Museum, The Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Gallery Dulčić Masle Pulitika, Studio Pulitika.

Archaeological Museum
(Arheološki Muzej)

Divide in 8 collections, the Archaeological Museum was founded in the 1990's and occupies the ground floor of the Revelin Fortress by the Old Port. The museum has been going through constant expansion and the Fort is just a temporary venue but one that is as impressive to visit as the displays exhibited.

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Archaeological Museum (Fort Revelin) in Dubrovnik

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WHEREOld City - East side, ground floor of Revelin Fortress.
Open:Between 10 AM and 4 PM | Closed: Wednesdays, December 25, January 1 and February 3 (the Feast of St Blaise)
Entrance:80 kuna - Or 'Combined Ticket' with all major museums in Dubrovnik
Address:Paska Miličevića 1
Website:www.dumus.hr/en/archaeological-museum

NOTES: Joint ticket includes entry to Dubrovnik Museums (Cultural History Museum in the Rector’s Palace, Maritime Museum in Fort St John, Ethnographic Museum in the Rupe/Holes granary, Archaeological exhibitions in Revelin Fort), House of Marin Držić, Dubrovnik Natural History Museum, The Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Gallery Dulčić Masle Pulitika, Studio Pulitika.

Sigurata Convent Museum
(Samostan Muzej Sigurata)

The Sigurate Convent Museum is located on grounds believed to house an early church and was later established by the Franciscan Nuns as a convent during the 13th century. The museum itself now houses artifacts and household items that were once used by the Nuns. The unique location on a small street appears to be an entrance to someone's garden and is quite beautiful. Inside you will also observe two wax dolls of “Bambino” or baby Jesus.

WHEREOld City
Address:Od Sigurate 13
Open:July and August - 10:00am to noon | 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Closed:Sundays - all other months open on request by prior arrangement.
Entrance:€3.00
Phone:(+385-20) 32 14 67
Website:www.tzdubrovnik.hr

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