Maritime and History Museum

Rijeka, Croatia

One of Rijeka’s important landmarks is the Maritime and Historical Museum which is located in one of the most beautiful buildings from 19th century Rijeka. A former palace, it was originally designed and built as the residence for king’s emissaries and governors. Today it is a Museum which collects, keeps, handles and presents artefacts connected to the history and culture of the Primorsko-goranska County and the city of Rijeka, starting with the first settlers in pre-historical times through to the 20th century. Divided into categories, the museum’s collection contains the Archaeological Department with pre-historical, Greek, Roman, medieval and numismatic collections. For those fascinated by aquatic forms of transport, the History of Maritime Department consists of historical reconstructions of ships, ship equipment, nautical instruments, maps, pictures and prints as well as material from the Ethnographical, Cultural and Historical Departments.



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Founded: 1896
Category: Museums in Croatia


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Izabela Kozłowska (9 months ago)
Beautiful and definitely worth visiting museum! There's a lot of interactive exhibitions and games. I enjoyed our visit a lot :)
Renato (10 months ago)
It's a beautiful building outside and inside located in the city center. The exhibition is interesting and interactive and gives an educational insight into a maritime life of the region. Friendly staff .
Miles Macdonald (11 months ago)
Beautiful building both inside and out, visit the Marble Hall whilst you're here. I wasn't sure what to expect regarding the displays but you have quite a varied combination of Maritime exhibits as well as antique furnishings, sections on Knights, the Habsburgs, Cremonese violin makers, Religious art works and much more. I particularly liked all the Maritime paintings.
Derek Williams (11 months ago)
Was not planning on going here, but so pleased that we did. The building is spectacular and alone worth the visit. Exhibitions on all three floors were well presented and outstanding. Had a great time. Staff were super friendly and explained the different exhibitions and the best way to walk around the museum. Currently have two special exhibits on and both were very informative.
Lien (13 months ago)
Beautifull building for a somewhat smaller museum but definitely worth it. It will take you about an hour to walk it true . It is very cheap and perfect for a rainy day.
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