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Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

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Address: Muzejski Trg 1, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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+385 51 213 578
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THE MARITIME AND HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE CROATIAN LITTORAL has been one of...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 read the info in each room. Flip the chart over for English. Walk out onto... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 rule of the Governor Lajos Batthyany on the famous Hungarian architect Alajos Hauszmann's design. Upon... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Little bit poor selection of exibits to see in a museum of such a city with a big history.Best part of museum are the torpedos and the life jacket from a titanic.

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Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank vinkec
Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 touch!). And the exposition about seafaring completed very nicely spent afternoon. All the expositions were... More 

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Szentendre, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 might discover different layers of life from the past, not only objects found later, but... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wausaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 life jackets from the Titanic in the world.

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