Split Archaeological Museum

Split, Croatia

As the oldest museum institution in Croatia, the Split Archaeological Museum was founded in 1820. The incentive for the establishment of the Museum was provided by the visit of Emperor Francis I to Dalmatia in 1818, which also included visits to Split and Solin. The original museum building was erected in 1821 next to the eastern walls of Diocletian's Palace, but soon became too small to house the growing number of monuments. The present building of the Split Archaeological Museum that was built in 1914.

The collection includes artefacts from the ancient Roman settlements of Split and neighbouring Salona (Solin), and there's also some Greek pottery from the island of Vis. There are displays of jewellery and coins, and a room filled with artefacts dating from the Palaeolithic Age to the Iron Age.



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Founded: 1820
Category: Museums in Croatia

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John Clow (14 months ago)
This place focuses on quantity over quality. They have a ton of artifacts, but with very little text to explain how it is used (Croatian or English). At the end of the short walk around, I didn’t get much more of a sense of what Greek and Roman life here was like.
Mariusz Red (16 months ago)
Really interesting insight into the life of people who lived in this area centuries before us.
Tonči Knezović (21 months ago)
If you like our history go there to see that before us was a lot of very interesting people, cultures, customs all in one place.
Alison Masters (21 months ago)
Very good If you like looking at archaeological finds
Bahadır Sarsılmaz (2 years ago)
The old museum. I believe the important pieces are carried to the new archeology museum of the city far from the center. I liked the roman coins part. Also visitors must tour its garden which is full with roman tomb stones.
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